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Best Tea For The Morning

Do you roll out of bed, brew a cuppa and gently ease into your morning?

Or do you bounce out of bed (after sleeping through your alarm), race through the house and grab a cuppa to-go on your way out?

Regardless of which camp you sit in, most of us look to our morning cup of tea for energy, nourishment and flavour. A ritual that can have flow-on effects for your entire day.

But then it leads to the question, what is the best tea for the morning? And should you stick to the traditional options, or is it time to try something new?

In this article, we’re going to weigh up black tea, green tea and the lesser-known Guayusa tea.

The Best Tea To Drink In The Morning

Green Tea In The Morning

One of the most popular drinks in the world (behind water, of course) is green tea. It originates from the Camellia Sinensis plant, giving off a slightly sweet and grassy flavour.

It contains roughly 40 – 50 mg of caffeine in the average cup (which is less than coffee, black tea and Guayusa tea). The amount of caffeine can also vary depending on how you drink your tea.

But caffeine aside, green tea comes with a range of health benefits. It has an abundance of antioxidants, most notably, it’s rich in the powerful antioxidant epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) which works to boost your immunity and protect your body against disease.

Green tea can…

  • Support brain and heart health
  • Boost your metabolism
  • Promote skin health
  • Increase immunity

Black Tea In The Morning

Did you know that black tea originates from the same plant as green tea? Yep, the Camellia Sinensis plant. But the difference lies in how they’re processed.

In a nutshell, black tea is left out to oxidise for longer, causing a chemical reaction that’s responsible for its darker colour and rich flavour. Black tea has been described as having smooth, earthy and full-bodied flavour – often enjoyed with milk.

Black tea contains roughly 40 – 100mg of caffeine in the average cup. But once again, this can vary depending on how you brew your tea.

Since green and black tea are from the same plant, they share many similar benefits.

Black tea can…

  • Support brain and heart health
  • Improve cognition and focus
  • Aid digestion
  • Increase immunity

What About Guayusa Tea In The Morning?

Finally, the lesser-known cup of tea: Guayusa (why-you-sa).

Guayusa is a nutritious and caffeinated herb from the Holly tree, found in a remote region where the Ecuadorian Amazon meets the Andes Mountain Range. In this region, the Kichwa tribes pick, dry and brew the Guayusa leaves each morning, which is an essential part of their culture, livelihood and connection.

Guayusa contains around 90 mg of caffeine per cup (which once again, varies depending on how you brew it). But the key difference with Guayusa caffeine is that it releases slowly over 4 – 6 hours, rather than giving you the sudden spike and crash. This gentler, long-lasting boost could make it the best tea for morning energy.

Flavour-wise? Guayusa is rich, smooth and slightly sweet. It’s been likened to green tea and yerba mate (only it’s a lot less bitter).

As for health benefits, Guayusa is bursting with amino acids, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and zinc, which means it can…

  • Increase focus
  • Boost energy
  • Promote immunity
  • Aid digestion
  • Improve mood
  • Enhance dreaming
  • Aid weight loss
  • Anti-Inflammatory

If you like the sounds of drinking Guayusa Tea in the morning, we have three nourishing blends for you to try…

At Ayusa Tea, we are one of the first Australian suppliers of Guayusa. With every purchase, we donate $1 to the Ecuadorian Foundation Conciencia Amazonica so they can continue sharing Guayusa with the world.

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