How To Make Any Time Tea Time
New to tea? You might wonder how to incorporate it into your daily regimen. Perhaps tea will motivate you to kick off the bunny slippers every morning. Maybe tea is your afternoon zen moment. It could even be your nightcap after a hectic day.
The versatility of tea makes it a great companion for any time or situation. Let's insert some tea drinking into the daily repertoire!
The Morning Mug
Coffee converts have a plethora of teas to replace their morning joe. If decadence and body are what get you poppin' in the morning, pu-erh fits the bill to a "tea."A fermented leaf with dark, rich flavor and hue, pu-erh has unmatched woodiness and depth.
Straight pu-erh is delicious. Modern twists find it adorned with caramel, spices, and chocolate. Any of these options can kickstart your morning. If caffeine is the key to your ignition, matcha could be your new morning beverage!
A bright green cup of concentrated tea leaves, matcha has the highest level of antioxidants, caffeine, and EGCG. No wonder this Japanese superfood has become a trend! Packing extra nutrients before the day begins is a great way to look and feel your best.
Since matcha is a powder, preparation is simple. You can whisk by hand with water or use a milk frother.
Sometimes the stomach doesn't cooperate with the norms of society and designated meal times. At times, the belly rumbles out of boredom or thirst. Fortunately, tea satisfies cravings and quenches thirst without adding calories. If your body thinks there's a mystery meal due between breakfast and lunch, tea's got you covered!
Want something sweet? Brew a caffeine-free tisane like Roasted Almond. It's naturally sweet without sugar and honey. That's an elevenses that won't inflate the waistline!
Liquid With Lunch
If you typically pair lunch with a soft drink or sweet beverage, why not swap it out for a heart-healthy iced green tea? Green tea is low in caffeine and high in nutrients. Straight green tea makes a nice mellow brew. Or, you can spruce things up with fruity green tea blends!
By brewing your iced teas, you also save money, create less waste, and control the amount of sweetener.
Afternoon Tea For The Afternoon Slump
The need for speed gets real when it's 3:00, and it feels like 5'clock is nowhere to be found. At this moment, you might head to the frap-trap and indulge your craving for artificial stimuli. But, if you #treatyoself every day, it's not a treat anymore.
Swap in tea for a clean afternoon boost without a laundry list of ingredients and hundreds of calories. Flavors like Mexican Hot Chocolate and Madagascar Vanilla indulge the sweet tooth and provide a caffeine boost without going overboard. You don't have to compromise taste when you choose a healthier option!
Tea In The Morning, In The Evening, and At Suppertime?
Tea comes in so many shapes and sizes that it can fit virtually any facet of your daily regimen—a nice cup of iced tea pairs well with most meals. Lighter oolong and green teas pair well with light vegetable and rice dishes. Or, you can make a Hot Toddy by brewing tea and adding honey, lemon, and a shot of whiskey! Yum!
After a fast-paced day, it can be hard to wind down and hit the sack. Fortunately, many herbal "teas" are natural remedies for sleeplessness. Chamomile is a relaxing brew perfect before bed. The simple act of disengaging with a cup of hot tea can help unplug and prepare for sleep.
My Girl Wants To Tea Party All The Time!
A mug of tea is an inward sensory escape -- a calming exploration of flavor that helps the drinker to enjoy subtle details in life. Tea has naturally calming properties, but the act of tea drinking in and of itself is enough to create some peace on a tumultuous day.
Let yourself truly enjoy your tea. Escape to well-being! You deserve it. :)