The best teas to drink in the morning
Tea is a delicious and healthy drink that can be enjoyed at any time of the day, and can be an excellent way to keep the body healthy and balanced. However, some teas are better suited to certain times of the day than others.
Each tea has its purpose, and each phase of our day has specific needs. Stimulating teas are best served in the morning, for example, and calming teas are ideal in the evening.
So if you’re looking for a guide to the best teas to drink in the morning, read on!
Which teas to drink in the morning
The functional properties of the herbs, spices, fruits and plants used to make tea can benefit various systems in the body, from the digestive system to the nervous system. To maximise the benefits of each tea, try to fit them into your routine so that they are drunk at the best time.
Keep in mind that each tea should be drunk before meals (about 20 minutes) or after (about 1 hour after).
At the start of the day, when our energy is still low and our body is still “kicking off” the day, it is recommended to drink teas with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, teas with caffeine or stimulating properties may be a good bet in the morning.
GINGER is a digestive and anti-inflammatory agent par excellence. It is possibly one of the most popular natural teas for treating colds and flu, as well as eliminating bad breath. Its slightly spicy flavour can be an interesting way to wake you up.
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MATCHA TEA is the type of tea used in the Japanese tea ritual and is obtained from an artisanal process of grinding green tea. It also has antioxidant properties, prevents cardiovascular problems, boosts the immune system and helps the body defend itself against various diseases.
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Thanks to its high antioxidant potential, GREEN TEA is one of the best teas for boosting energy, stimulating concentration, strengthening defences, improving blood circulation and stabilising blood pressure.
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Teas containing one or more of these ingredients are a possible alternative. Especially if you don’t like the flavour of a particular tea or want to avoid sweeteners. For example:
- Orange and Ginger Tisane: Ginger pieces, orange peels, apple pieces, lemongrass, hibiscus flowers, liquorice root, safflower petals, green cardamom and natural orange and ginger flavourings.
- Yogi Tea Matcha and Lemon: Green tea (tencha, sencha, matcha), lemon, liquorice, lemongrass, peppermint, black pepper, dehydrated lemon juice, guarana, lemon essential oil, lemon verbena, lemon peel, ginger.
- Magic Mango Green Tea: Green tea, sunflower petals, red rose petals, blue cornflower petals and natural flavours of mango and bergamot.
The day has been going for a while and it’s still far from over. You can continue with the tea you had for breakfast, taking advantage of the theine in green or black tea, or you can opt for a tea that is good for digestion. Or a diuretic tea to release toxins. Perhaps even a tea that acts directly on a health problem you may have.
Dandelion tea can be an effective natural solution for reducing free radicals and the accumulation of fat in the liver, favouring the appearance of your skin. It’s a great option for those suffering from gastrointestinal disorders. It can also help strengthen the immune system.
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Espinheira Santa is a medicinal plant widely used to treat gastric problems ranging from reflux, poor digestion, gastritis, burning to dyspepsia. When used as an infusion, it can help treat gastric ulcers, constipation and urinary infections. You can use this medicinal tea to combat fluid retention and stomach pains.
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Horsetail is rich in digestive, relaxing, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, toning, healing and diuretic properties. It is considered an excellent ally in the treatment of urinary infections and gonorrhoea. Enriched with vitamin C and potassium, horsetail can help combat anaemia, fluid retention and gastric ulcers.
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Tisanes containing one or more of these ingredients are a possible alternative. Especially if you don’t like the flavour of a particular tea or want to avoid sweeteners. For example:
- Yogi Tea Alkaline Balance: lemon balm, lemongrass, dandelion, nettle, mint, raspberry leaves, lavender flowers, fennel, carrot, linden flowers, alfalfa, parsley.
- Medicinal Tea for the Liver: St. John’s Wort, Horsetail, Avocado leaves, Fumaria, Taraxacum and Boldo leaves.
- Yogi Tea Detox Bio/Feel Pure: Liquorice, cinnamon, burdock root, ginger, dandelion, fennel, aniseed, juniper berries, coriander, cardamom, black pepper, parsley, sage, cloves, saffron root.
Start your day with motivation and energy, betting on your health and giving your body what it deserves!