Coffee vs Tea

Why it’s High Time you Switched from Coffee to Tea

January 3rd, 2016

“I read the science on Yerba and wanted to try it but had serious doubts it could replace my morning dark roast coffee. I made the switch for a week, and I will not be going back! Enough caffeine to prevent a headache, but no jitters or stomach issues. Try it and see the benefits for yourself!” —Colleen, March 2021

Cats or dogs? Cycling or running? Beach or the lake? Most people are certain they are one thing or another, and it can be fascinating to explore those choices. We want to know: are you a coffee person or a tea person? Is it even important to choose one over the other? Don’t get it wrong, we love coffee too, but if you’ve been an avid coffee drinker for who knows how long and aren’t feeling as awesome as you’d like, it may be time to consider changing things up.

Variety is the Spice of Life

At Buddha Teas, we pride ourselves in offering more than 130 exceptional varieties of tea, all crafted to support increased health and happiness. Though many customers have enthusiastically shared that they’re feeling better having traded their morning brew for a newfound herbal tea habit, we also offer superior caffeinated green tea and black tea options. Read on to discover why it might be a good time to consider making the switch from coffee to tea.

Green Tea Field

Is Coffee All That Harmful?

Coffe Cup

Controversy abounds on this topic, but one thing is certain—if you’ve got gut issues, coffee is not your friend. Not only is coffee widely known to act as a laxative, but the various acids found in coffee can wreak havoc on the lining of the stomach and small intestine. A weakened stomach lining can lead to poor mineral absorption, which in turn may cause a slew of other unwelcome issues like ulcers.

Plus, most coffee drinkers are aware that they become more agitated drinking coffee than they do after enjoying a cup or two of organic tea. Your body is the test lab and only you know if it’s time to get off the coffee bandwagon and hop on the tea train.

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Tea over Coffee

  1. With coffee, you run the risk of ingesting a variety of chemicals. Unless you are certain your coffee is from a reputable, organically sourced company, your cup of joe may contain pesticides, insecticides, synthetic fertilizers, fungicides, and herbicides.
  2. Tea drinkers are less likely to become dehydrated than those who stick to coffee, which acts as a diuretic.
  3. Green tea contains the calming amino acid L-theanine, which balances out the intense caffeine buzz and jitteriness of coffee, thus providing a more balanced, prolonged, and calm energy boost.
  4. Drinking tea provides an extra dose of antioxidants from various herbs and other plants.
  5. Green tea’s most abundant catechin, known as EGCG, is renowned for its long term health and wellness effects, including anti-aging benefits.
  6. There is so much focus on pumping our immune systems with as much fuel as possible, especially now. Tea is the obvious choice to sustain health the organic, tasty way.
  7. Coffee is not known to be as nutrient-dense as tea in part due to additional additives and inorganic ingredients.
  8. Powerful anti-aging benefits in herbal teas help promote a radiant complexion. As a bonus, tea doesn’t stain teeth the way that coffee does. A bright smile is always youthful!
  9. Café culture promotes expensive, fancy coffee drinks that layer an otherwise benign cup of coffee with ingredients your body then has to process, such as dairy and sugar, high fructose corn syrup, flavorings, and chemicals.
  10. You can take tea bags with you wherever you go.

Take Inventory

Now that we may have planted a seed (or tea leaf!) about what you reach for in the morning, how about giving tea a shot? Keep a week-long journal documenting what you notice about your body and mind during the switch from coffee to tea. After your first cup of organic Japanese Sencha in the morning, how does your stomach feel? Focus on your heartbeat and ask yourself if you feel calmer than when you’ve finished a cup of coffee? Do you notice a dip in energy an hour later? Or has your enthusiasm for the day ahead remained steady, or even increased?

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Follow us on Instagram to discover creative tea recipes. Tag us at @buddhateas to share how tea has made a positive impact to your routine – we’d love to share your content in our feed and stories.

Cheers!

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