“Are you a coffee or tea person?” is a question that you probably have been asked before. We won’t judge you for your answer, but we do want to make sure you know how to make the most out of every sip, or what the benefits are of whatever you choose! We previously covered how you can make your coffee-drinking experience better, but in this piece, we share some benefits of incorporating tea into your daily routine.
1. Tea can introduce antioxidants to your system regularly. Antioxidants are substances that either prevent or slow damage to cells that are caused by free radicals that the body produces as a reaction to environmental and other pressures. This means that antioxidants act as your body’s defenders, and tea can be the vehicle to deliver them to you. Look for teas that have antioxidants. Matcha, for example, is an excellent source of antioxidants!
2. Many teas have an amino acid known as L-theanine, which slows the absorption of caffeine. This means that the energy boost from your cup of tea may be more sustainable and steady than your cup of joe. What does that look like? More focus and energy, with less of the jittery side effects that you can get from coffee.
3. You can say that tea is also famously known for protecting the heart. Most teas contain anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe tissues in your arteries. This is important because inflammation can restrict blood circulation and cause clotting. So say yes to tea, and no to heart disease!
While we don’t think there are enough reasons to not enjoy tea as a part of your daily routine, we do know that a mug, teacup, or teapot you love can go a long way in making the most out of your tea experience. Explore our drinkware collection for something you may want to make a part of your own.