Although as veteran tea drinkers, you do not need to be told why tea is better than coffee – it just is – you may want to remind your coffee loving friends why tea rules!
- TEA KEEPS YOU HYDRATED
Tea helps to keep you hydrated. Especially on a hot day, it is great for cooling you down. This works even when it is hot – because the sweat will help to cool your body.
Tea also gets into your system faster and maintains hydration efficiently.
Nothing quenches thirst better than tea, either hot or cold – whereas coffee tends to make you feel thirstier!
- TEA IS LESS FUSS THAN COFFEE
Got a friend who spends hours making coffee?
While the end results may please, it is not exactly efficient, or easy, when it comes to quenching your thirst now.
It is also much easier to simply bring a long a teabag of your favorite tea, than it is to transport your overly fussy coffee machine around with you everywhere!
Don’t risk dying of thirst before your cuppa is ready – choose a speedy cup of tea over an endlessly finickity cup of joe!
- TEA IS RELAXING
There is a reason why tea is chosen in certain situations over coffee.
You do not make “a nice cup of coffee” when the going gets tough and no one offers “coffee and sympathy”.
When things are stressful enough already, the last thing you need is to be pumped full of enough bulletproof coffee to start a chain reaction.
Tea is deeply ingrained in many cultures (British, Irish, Japanese and more) as a relaxing drink, which promotes destressing.
Better still, science is on its’ side; tea contains mood enhancers, which can help to banish depression!
- TEA HELPS WITH THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Once again, when you get a cold, you are unlikely to suddenly develop a need for coffee. However, tea has been proven to help rid your body of nasty viruses such as colds and flus.
Yes, it is not going to cure you outright, but it can provide some immediate relief in the short term.
It also contains antioxidants, which might help prepare your body for battle against illness in the future as well!
- TEA SETS YOU UP FOR THE DAY
Whereas a coffee may set you up for the morning – or perhaps just the immediate hour or two ahead – a cup of tea can really set you up for the entire day.
The caffeine release in tea is steadier than the short, intense burst you will get with coffee.
Curiously, although coffee is stronger and will wake you up in the short term, it has a depressing effect afterwards and your energy levels will begin to crash without… you’ve guessed it… more coffee!
This does not happen with tea, which leaves you feeling more naturally energized for longer.