A Tea Lover's Guide to Incorporating Tea Into Your Daily Life

Sorry coffee lovers...this one isn't for you! 

As a self-proclaimed tea lover, I firmly believe that there are endless ways to enjoy tea throughout the day. There are teas for every occasion, mood, and feeling. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a tea newbie, welcome to my guide on how to make your days more beauTEAful!

  1. 1. A Morning Boost

    hibiscus tea with lemon slice

    We all know someone who starts their day with a cup of caffeinated coffee. Caffeine wakes you up! It gives you that pep in your step that you need to survive the school or work day. But coffee isn't the only option you have! Black teas such as English Breakfast and Earl Grey contain about 60-90 milligrams of caffeine per 8 ounce cup. Black teas are similar to a coffee base and you can add in a splash of milk and sugar if that's your style. Enjoyable iced or hot and in a variety of different blends (Lavender Earl Grey, anyone?), it's easy to craft your morning routine around a strong cup of tea!

  2. 2. Afternoon Tea

    person reading poetry books next to tea and flowers

    Afternoon tea is a fun way to spice up your midday snacktime. Enjoy any kind of tea you want and pair it with fruits and pastries! You can try an iced peach tea on a hot summer day, a warm apple cinnamon tea after a day of raking leaves in the fall, an orange blossom tea for those cold winter afternoons, or a fresh jasmine tea in the springtime. I recommend using afternoon tea as a time for self-care each day. It's nice to enjoy a calming cup of tea and have a snack while watching your favorite Netflix show, cuddling with a pet, or reading a good book!

  3. 3. Food Coma Begone!

    Lime tea in a clear glass

    Do you ever feel sluggish, stuffed, and sleepy after a big meal? You can help combat the Food Coma Monster by drinking different types of teas! Green tea, ginger tea, lemon tea, turmeric tea, and any combinations of these are great in aiding digestion. They have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which can reduce bloating and make you feel the effects of the food coma less. Peppermint tea is also a great way to offset an upset stomach and reduce heartburn. Cycling through these different styles of anti-inflammatory teas after dinner can be a great addition to your night routine!

  4. 4. Dessert Teas

    Boba tea, boba, straw, glass cup

    Of course, I can't leave out the fun types of tea! Bubble tea, matcha lattes, and fruit teas are all tasty and aesthetically pleasing ways to satisfy your sweet tooth and your Instagram feed. With bubble tea, you can have almost any flavored base imaginable. From honey milk teas to crème brûlée blends, you can customize your tea further by adding toppings such as tapioca pearls, puddings, herbal jellies, and much more. 

There are endless ways to enjoy tea. Drink it hot, cold, sweet, spiced, caffeinated, herbal...the list goes on. With so many types of tea out there, you can have a cup with breakfast, with lunch, in the middle of the afternoon, after dinner, and before bed. Don't be afraid to let your creativiTEA shine. ✨🍵