You should be drinking tea—really, you should.
Tea? No, it’s not for grandmas or little girls—you’ve all been fooled.
Here are a three reasons why tea should be part of your morning routine:
- It’s healthy. And it gathers your focus. We’re not saying that you’ll be a super-hero when you drink tea—but, well, maybe we are.
Tea is packed with antioxidants and a very unique amino acid called L-theanine. L-theanine acts together with the caffeine in tea to stimulate creativity and clear thoughts. Coffee doesn’t naturally contain L-theanine, which is why coffee is more likely to grant jittery energy, while tea provides a more thoughtful, concentrated focus.
History seems to agree. We’ve been drinking tea for more than 3000 thousand years—as a comparison, we’ve been drinking coffee for about 500 years and we’ve been drinking energy drinks for about 10 years.
Here’s more: real, high quality tea is sugar-free, gluten-free, and zero calories. Cheers to that.
- Tea is easy on your wallet (high quality tea, that is).
High quality, loose leaf tea (tea that doesn’t come in bags) is a great deal. Let’s put on our top-hats, break out our calculators and do some fancy math.
A single serving of an energy drink under a best-case scenario is $1
A 1lb. bag of coffee at Starbucks is around $10 and yields about 40 servings—that’s $.25/serving.
Crappy bag tea sells for around $6 for 18 bags—that’s $.33/serving. You pay a lot for the convenience of bags.
A 2.75 ounce tin of high-quality, loose tea is around $10, but it yields about 60 servings—that’s $.17/serving.
Tea is so much less expensive because it is so efficient. Tea—good tea—can be rebrewed several times. Each time you rebrew tea, you are halving the cost of the cup. You can’t do that with coffee.
- Tea is delicious (and no, we don’t mean sweet tea).
If you aren’t a tea-drinker, you probably haven’t had good tea. You’ve probably been turned off by terrible, bitter, grassy green tea. Or maybe it was the flat and lifeless dust that comes in mass-market bags? Either way, know this: high quality tea isn’t like that. Real tea has natural hints of sweetness. Some carry hints of grapes and chocolate. Others have a deep and complex smokiness that rival a fine whiskey.
We think it’s high-time you consider yourself a tea-drinker. Don’t be fooled—you really don’t need those energy drinks, and you don’t need the coffee. Tea is healthier, better for the environments, and better for your wallet. Huzzah!
This post was written by Tyler Beckett, entrepreneur and founder of Hugo Tea. He has a passion for tea bordering on insanity and prides himself in delivering the highest quality tea this side of the Mississippi. If you’re looking for a high quality tea then definitely check out Tyler’s selection at www.hugotea.com Do it. Go. Right now.