After water, Tea is the most consumed drink in the world. It is drunk in all different climates to help warm, cool, energise and relax. Alongside Coffee, Tea is known to provide a pick-me-up during the day or offer a boost of energy first thing in the morning. But why does Tea give us energy?
Most Teas contain a small amount of caffeine which is where the energy comes from. Coffee is a more well-known drink to have to give you energy but Tea does a similar job & is healthier than Coffee. The other major difference is the type of energy that Tea gives you. Compared to other caffeinated drinks which provide a height of energy & a crash, Tea provides a much more sustained energy due to the l-theanine compound that promotes relaxation, calm & focus. The flavours & natural ingredients that Tea offers such as Peppermint, Lemon & Ginger boost energy too, giving you a double dose of pick-me-up!
Here’s our top 5 energy boosting Teas.
1. Nelson’s Victory
A real favourite if you’re looking for a traditional Tea that packs a punch! Named as a celebration to Admiral Nelson’s victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, this is a strong Assam Tea that is lovely with a splash of milk.
2. Lemon & Ginger
This is a naturally caffeine free tea, but still gives you the energy & vibrancy from its natural ingredients, meaning a natural boost of energy. No milk with this one, but a hint of sugar or honey works wonders
3. Russian Caravan Smoky Tea
Combining China, Formosa & Darjeeling Teas, this blend gives a smoky aroma of campfires. It’s decorated in history which is another reason why we love it! This one is less intense than Lapsang Souchong but has similarities.
4. Empire Breakfast
What a wonderful start to the day! Historically as an accompaniment to the traditional English Breakfast, this blend is bold and strong, delivering a punch of energy perfect for the morning. Best to add milk to this one!
5. Bombay Chai
Black Tea infused with traditional spices brings the full flavour of the Indian subcontinent to this Bombay Chai Tea. This one gives you that warming feeling that you crave in the mornings.
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So, Tea should be recognised as the ultimate drink for a sustained & natural boost of energy, right? It’s the perfect way to start the day or to be used as a pick-me-up through the day. To get the full flavour, we recommend drinking your tea as loose leaf tea, read up on the benefits of loose leaf tea to understand why.