3 Tea Alternatives to CoffeeThere are plenty of natural ways to boost your energy and immunity through plants. Try these three teas for a clear, wild energizing start to your morning.
Matcha TeaMatcha has regained popularity in the past decade, and for a good reason! Powdered green Matcha tea contains 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea. Wowza! It also helps enhance concentration, lower blood sugar levels, and calm the mind. Although Matcha does contain some caffeine, it doesn't have as much as coffee and the caffeine release is gentler without spikes and crashes.. Many people describe the effects of matcha as a calming focus and alertness.
- 1 tsp matcha powder
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- a cup hot water
- ¼ tsp ashwagandha** (optional)
Chyawanprash TeaChyawanprash has been consumed for over 2,000 years to boost overall health and vitality. This ancient herbal jam contains many of the most popular spices found in traditional chai tea, such as cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and pepper, as well as a variety of superfood ingredients, like ashwagandha, bacopa, and ghee. What makes Chyawanprash such an excellent alternative to coffee is the fact that it doesn't contain caffeine, and instead, uses adaptogenic herbs to help gently boost energy and make you more resistant to stress. Enjoy PIOR Living's Chyawanprash by licking off a spoon, or you can also add it to hot water as a coffee alternative.
- 1 tsp PIOR Living Chyawanprash
- ½ cup hot water
- Optional: ½ cup warm goat or plant-based milk (oat, almond, coconut)
Digestive TeaKeeping our digestion healthy is essential for overall health. Try this caffeine-free tea first thing in the morning to kickstart your digestive health for the whole day.
- 4 cups of water
- dash of cayenne
- a handful of ginger, minced
- 1 tsp rock salt
- 1/2 lime