Trying to simultaneously combat the winter blues and your oncoming/already existing coffee dependency? Challenge yourself to try these 7 teas to complement the 7 days of the week!
It might be difficult to break your traditional caffeine habits, but the benefits from a detox outweigh the difficulties of giving up your morning cup of coffee. Even though tea may have a little less caffeine than coffee, the positive features of drinking tea are endless. Tea is hydrating while coffee isn’t. It contains all sorts of antioxidants, will keep your smile bright, boost your immune system and support your digestive health!
Here is a suggestion of 7 teas that can help you get through the ups and downs of your week:
1. Matcha Monday
Matcha Green Tea is an enduring traditional Japanese tea and is one of the highest quality powdered teas. Since we all know Monday is the most difficult day to persevere through, this Matcha “Matsu” from David’s Tea will be sure to give you the push you need. Since it increases energy levels and detoxifies the body, it will surely rejuvenate you for the rest of the week ahead!
2. Earl Grey Tuesday
Having a rough time waking for Tuesday’s 8:30 am class? Try this highly CAFFEINATED, and flavourful Earl Grey from Teavana! This timeless tea has an abundance of vital antioxidants that have been linked to lower risks of women developing digestive cancer.
3. Rooibos Wednesday
You’re halfway through the week; you’ve almost made it! To give yourself a mid-week energy boost, get a taste of Tazo’s Scarlet Citrus Rooibos. This tea is popular in countries such as Japan, Germany and Holland, and studies have shown this tea is rich in vital anti-inflammatory antioxidants and naturally promotes healthier hair!
4. White Tea Thursday
The week is almost over, but you’re dreading the fact that it isn’t Friday yet. Need some energy and/or inner relaxation? This Peach Apricot White Tea from Ottawa’s local Tea Store is a great option! Did you know that white tea specifically can help in the treatment of diabetes?
5. Herbal Tea Friday
Congratulations, you successfully made it through the week! This Hot Pink Lemonade Herbal Tea is perfect to complete your girl’s night in. There’s a variety of herbal teas you can try, but these caffeine-free teas have a pleasant smell (and taste) and will calm you within your first sip.
6. Saturday Night Chai
While you’re getting all dolled up for your night out, why not also sip on this calming Chocolate Chili Chai from David’s Tea? In addition to reaping the benefits of drinking Chai, such as promoting good digestive health and anti-inflammation, you can spike it with some Bailey’s to give it that extra kick (just a suggestion…).
7. Chamomile Sunday
I know it’s Sunday, and you’re disappointed that your weekend has flashed before your eyes. To ease the anxiety you have from procrastinating and leaving your work to the last minute, try this tranquilizing Organic Chamomile tea. Studies have demonstrated its effectiveness towards treating stomach cramps, gum inflammation and skin irritation.
So there you have it – a complete list of 7 teas to encourage you and to keep you hydrated and refreshed for all 7 days of the week! I challenge YOU to replace either your necessary morning cup of coffee or other caffeinated beverage with a delicious and healthy tea!