What Tea Should I Drink in the Morning?
We all have different lifestyles — some of us are night owls and some of us wake up early in the morning feeling chirpy. But one thing most people can bond over is enjoying a certain morning beverage, whether that’s tea or coffee. In this blog, however, we’re only highlighting some of the finest teas you can savor as soon as you wake up. The goal is to get you to stop feeling lazy and help you focus for the rest of the day!
1. Green tea
There are about 20 types of green tea out there, and the most common one is called sencha. It’s hugely popular because of its benefits when it comes to aiding weight loss and keeping you full between meals. A few cups of green tea every day can also help boost your metabolism, which is why most fitness enthusiasts recommend its use when you’re on a diet.
The other famous green tea types are matcha, gyokuro, dragon well and houjicha. Whatever the variety is, it will have far less caffeine than coffee but with many more health benefits. This is why many people prefer to consume green tea instead of coffee in the morning. Plus, the polyphenols and catechins in green tea can fortify your immune system and help your body fight certain types of cancer better.
2. Lemongrass tea
This is a herbal tea made out of the plant that is used to produce culinary herbs, lemongrass oil and citronella candles. Lemongrass is widely used in Thai dishes to add flavor and aroma. It’s also used as a herbal remedy to treat a number of diseases. While its taste isn’t the best, lemongrass tea is ideal for digestion, reduces the risk of cancer, acts as a diuretic and helps regulate cholesterol.
3. Oolong tea
If you’re looking to cut back on the caffeine intake but don’t enjoy green tea, you can try oolong tea. Most oolong teas are made from matured leaves, which means they’re not loaded with caffeine but are still quite flavorful.
4. Black tea
There are many types of black tea as well. Some are loaded with caffeine and others contain far less caffeine than even white tea. Tea made with younger leaves contains more caffeine than tea made from matured leaves.
Camellia Sinensis, the type of black tea widely consumed in South Asia, is made after combining tea with cream or milk — also known as Chai. It’s a popular hot beverage and can serve as a full-fledged meal when served with a snack. Black tea, on its own, also tastes excellent, has a decent dose of caffeine and can instantly make you active.
5. Ginger tea
Ginger tea is a herbal tea, and is not exactly a conventional tea since it’s made from the roots of the ginger plant. It is excellent for the stomach and helps alleviate morning sickness too for pregnant women. Another use of ginger tea is that if you add it to your black tea, the aroma is matchless.
The Right Way to Separate Your Tea Leaves
There are about five primary types of tea steepers, also known as tea infusers. There are tea brewing baskets, tea ball infusers, kettle and infuser combos, travel infusers and shaped tea infusers. Shaped tea infusers are the most ideal tea steeper you can get your hands on since they help you get the most out of your tea leaves.
We suggest making your tea with the tea leaves dipped in water as it boils. Once the mixture is done boiling, just pour it over the tea steeper that’s shielding the cup. The infuser will grab all the tea leaves and you’ll have a freshly brewed cup of tea. You can discard the filtered tea leaves in the bin later on.