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How much Caffeine is there really in Black Tea?

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Among the different kinds of tea (white tea, green tea, oolong tea), black tea has the highest caffeine. Do you know how much caffeine is in black tea? Read on, and I’ll tell you.

Caffeine is a naturally occurring stimulant that is found in some beverages. It gives you physical and mental alertness. It also acts as a diuretic; it increases urine production and helps flush out bodily fluids.

Caffeine in black tea

Black tea comes from the tea plant camellia Sinensis, which is also the source of white, green, yellow, and oolong teas. Unlike white and green tea, black tea undergoes a fermentation process, making its tea leaves more oxidized. It is also the reason why black tea has fewer antioxidants than white and green tea but has more caffeine than them. In fact, black tea has the highest caffeine content among the other kinds of tea. You will often find black tea mixed with other flavors, such as our Strawberry Surprise and Fuzzy Peach Black Tea options, as they have all that caffeine with the addition of some tasty fruit flavors to your black tea.

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How much caffeine is in tea?

The caffeine content in tea is affected by many factors. Among them are the temperature of the water in brewing, the time of brewing, the tea leaves used, and the amount of water in every brewing. The longer you brew the tea, the higher the caffeine content will be. Usually, black tea is brewed for up to 3 minutes. More caffeine will be released if you brew it longer. Loose-leaf teas usually provide less caffeine than those in crushed tea leaves. However, most teabags are usually made of crushed leaves so it contains more caffeine than those tea sold by loose leaves.

Generically prepared and brewed, black tea has about 85 mg of caffeine in every 8 fluid ounces of water. The recommended daily intake of caffeine is about 200 mg. Therefore, you can take up to 5 cups of black tea daily.

How much caffeine should an adult have in a day?

For most adults, caffeine has been a part of our everyday diet. It is good to know that black tea is known not only for its health benefits but also of its caffeine content which improves our alertness and functioning. If you are on the other side of the fence and are looking for a black tea that does not have caffeine, then don’t worry, as these teas are all Caffeine Free teas and can give you all the full flavor you expect from your teas without the caffeine-induced side effects.

At the end of the day, it is really your choice as to what you are looking for, but you don’t have to worry, as The TeaCupay has many different types of tea for everyone!

Is black tea good for you?

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Health Benefits of Black Tea

Did you know that black tea is the most popular tea in the world? All other teas combine for a measly 10% of the remaining market share. Worldwide, it is Ireland that tops the list of black tea drinkers, closely followed by the United Kingdom, with Turkey on 3rd spot. Surprisingly, China the country where tea really originated landed near the bottom of the list with Morocco, South Korea, Brazil and Mexico. This is not to say that tea is not a drink of choice in these countries, but only black tea is considered when looking at this list. Take China, for example, where tea is a staple drink, but it is green tea that is widely preferred.

Black, green, oolong and white tea, actually, all come from the fresh leaves of the same tea bush and just differs in its preparation. Black tea, as compared to the three other types, is left to oxidize for a longer period of time; meaning, its leaves are dried longer. This process results in a considerably stronger flavor but with lesser medicinal benefits. The good thing, however, with being oxidized longer is that it has a longer shelf life and retains its flavor and potency for a lot longer than the other types of tea.

On the other hand, in this longer process of oxidation, it is believed that black tea loses more of its health benefits. Although black tea might have less anti-oxidants compared to the white and green tea there is still more than enough left in the leaves to be beneficial for your body.

We sip a cup of black tea without really realizing that our bodies benefit from it as much as we enjoy it. Black tea, despite its oxidation process, still contains polyphenols, a kind of antioxidant that protects our bodies from damaging free radicals.

Antioxidants primarily strengthen our immune system so our bodies can fight infections and even lower risks of cancer, as the case is with antioxidants that black tea contains.

In addition, black tea also lowers the incidence of cardiovascular diseases. A study conducted on 66 men who were made to drink 3 to 4 cups of black tea daily, reduced their cholesterol levels significantly lessening the risk of heart attack and atherosclerosis.

Black tea has also been observed to decrease the number of cortisol in the body. Cortisol is a stress-related hormone that is released in our body system when we live fast-paced and stressed lifestyles which is already a normal condition in many people’s lives with all the pressures and demands that we have to live with.

Diabetics will also greatly benefit from black tea as it assists in controlling type2 diabetes through the similar effects it has with insulin. Results of one study published in BMJ open proved that among 50 nations included in the research, countries with the highest consumption of black tea registered the lowest number of type2 diabetes patients. A consequent study in Scotland in 2008 concurs with the potential beneficial effect of black tea on diabetes.

Drinking black tea has also been proven to minimize the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative disorder involving balance and mobility. Researches have proven that a great decrease in risk comes with consumption of 421-2716mg daily but even with 124-208 mg, some decrease is already observed. More importantly, black tea can be a preventive measure against the disease as studies show there is a 71% less chance of developing Parkinson’s with regular consumption of black tea.

Black tea also contains caffeine which, just like other caffeinated drinks, promotes mental alertness. The effect of a mental boost brought about by increased alpha brain-wave activity keeps drinkers alert throughout the day.

Even bad breath and tooth decay are said to be possibly treated by drinking black tea regularly in large doses.

With the various health benefits offered by black tea for many different diseases, it is certainly a drink to be had anytime of the day and as often as possible,

Is Oolong tea good for you?

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Health Benefits of Oolong Tea

Oolong tea, also known as wu long, is made from the same leaves, buds and stems of the Camellia sinensis plant that is also used to make green and black tea. It undergoes semi-fermentation, that is – fermentation stops upon the change of color of the leaves, thereby making a difference among the three. Though not a runaway favorite of tea drinkers,  sipping a hot cup of oolong tea always brings a pleasant experience with its earthy, fruity flavor that falls in between green tea and black tea; add to that its fragrant and tasty aroma that makes it a very inviting drink to have.

For over 400 years now, the Chinese have been drinking oolong tea for its medicinal health benefits and calming effect. It is rich in polyphenolic compounds and contains a full list of antioxidants: catechins, thearubigin & theaflavin.

Many studies support the popular notion that oolong tea improves many health conditions, including lowered risk of heart diseases, reduced cholesterol levels, strengthened immune system, obesity and skin treatments, stress reliever and strong bones formation.

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a great looking blend of oolong tea

Oolong tea keeps the heart in good shape due to a number of different functions. In 2010, a published report in the “Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health” presented that oolong tea lowered the risk of death from cardiovascular disease based on a study of about 1,000 participants who drank one to six cups of oolong tea per week. This study supports other findings that oolong tea maintains cholesterol at healthy levels by thinning excess common body fat found in the bloodstream and lessens the progression of atherosclerosis. Also, experts point to scientific evidence that say regular drinkers are 50-60% less likely to have hypertension.

Another well-known benefit of oolong tea is the anti-oxidant properties of the polyphenolic compound it contains, which scavenge free radicals in our body that are likely to cause harm and even develop to various cancer forms if left unmanaged. Regular drinking of 2 or more cups of oolong tea releases anti-oxidants that inhibits the growth of cancer and decreases the risk of developing ovarian cancer, stomach and skin cancer.

The same compound, polyphenol, is said to effectively control fat metabolism thus reducing obesity. A study reported at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Nutrition and Food Science presented a successful study using mice wherein despite being given high-fat and high-sugar diets, mice given polyphenol still exhibited reduced weight and body fat.

In some experiments, it has been found that oolong tea is a good skin treatment. Patients who presented eczema skin disorders observed significant improvements in less than a week of drinking 3 cups of oolong tea, thrice a day. In another study, patients with atopic dermatitis who drank 10g of oolong tea daily reported remarkable improvement of their skin condition after a month and total healing after six months.

Additionally, the Osaka Institute for Health Care Science in Japan conducted a stress level test on experimental mice that were made to ingest oolong tea and results revealed a great improvement in of about 10% to 18% in stress levels, with polyphenol believed to be the major stress buster.

Oolong tea also contains certain chemicals, theophylline and theobromine, which act similar to caffeine in promoting mental alertness and improving thinking skills.

Regular drinkers of oolong tea enjoy healthy teeth and bones because of its bacteria-prevention properties. Studies have shown that oolong tea blocks the action of streptococci, the bacteria that causes tooth decay. Its anti-oxidants promote healthy bone formation and structure of the human bod, as well.

Oolong tea is also a rich source of important vitamins and minerals such as calcium, manganese, carotin, copper, selenium, potassium and vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K, and folic acids.

The tons of health benefits that can be derived from oolong tea are more than enough reason to incorporate this warm and delicious drink in your regular beverage consumption. Consume in amounts ranging from 1-10 cups daily to enjoy all the health benefits of oolong tea and notice the remarkable improvement that your body will experience.

It is important to note that the above mentioned reports are only based on the reports of others with nothing encountered or being reported directly from us, however I can tell you that the Oolong we have here Oolong Tea will put a smile on your face J

Is tea really better than Coffee?

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Is Tea Better Than Coffee?

Tea and coffee are both well known as the favorite drinks of people today. One can savor the delicious taste and aroma of these drinks everywhere in various forms. They can be consumed anytime and can be served hot and cold. However, they are derived from different plants, have very different tastes and processing. When thinking about tea vs coffee, we will have to look at the many different ( and very subjective ) ways that we can look at how or why one drink is better than the other?

I might be a little biased whey I say that tea is better than coffee so let me share a couple reasons why I really think so here;

A better value

Coffee and tea differ in price but this depends on the source. However, many teas like, green, white, black, oolongs, and pu’ers are re-steeped several times with the use of the same leaves, thus, costing much lesser per cup than coffee. The used leaves of teas can be also applied as fertilizers for vegetables, flowers, and other crops. Although coffee can be used in a similar function with reusibility I find that used tea leaves, or tisanes, offer a lot nicer of a smell than coffee grounds. Economically as well, I have experienced really tasty lower quality teas ( at a lot cheaper price) than the terrible coffee I have had on the lower end of the pricing. For example, a cheap teabag around 5 cents will taste better than the terrible 99 cent coffees you can get at some gas stations around. Overall I find that tea is cheap once you get your cup, teapot and strainer all setup. Then the cost of continuing to enjoy tea drops a lot lower when compared to coffee.

The preparation of tea is simple

In coffee, to get the best flavor, the beans are ground before brewing and it uses a coffee machine with a single use filter. For tea, the leaves do not require preparation, filters or perhaps costly gizmos to extract the best flavor. You can easily drop the individual tea bag in hot drinking water, strain, and then pour. Although you can argue that making perfect tea is actually pretty intense as far as water preparation and temperature the same thing applies to coffees as well. It really comes down to the reality that if all things are equal with water quality and water temperature, you only need a cup to make perfect tea. With coffee you need a grinder, strainer or a lot of other things. Tea leaves can be removed a lot easier I have found versus ground coffee.

Eco friendly

The coffee filters are used only once then thrown away. However, this is not applicable for tea. Tea companies are engaged with Eco friendly processes, fair trade and organic projects. The baking process of tea emits gasses but in lesser degrees compared to processing of coffee. This is because tea processing uses the length of time and lower temperatures. Finally, the tea is heavier compared than coffee does require lesser fossil fuel based on cup to export and ship to other parts of the world.

A good natural pain reliever

Tea usually used as pain reliever when you are sick and in pain. For instance, if you have stomach cramps, your mom usually gets a tea and let you drink. This is how effective and wonderful this delicious beverage is. Don’t go for a cup of coffee if you have stuffed nose and stomach cramps since this can worsen the condition.

At the end of the day whether you like tea better or coffee better it will be pretty hard to sway you as most times people are on either team coffee or team tea. However, if you are one of those rare people that are in between then there are a couple of things that might sway your decision to fully join Team Tea!

The first thing that you will want to look at is the quality of your tea, as this is a huge thing that is often overlooked. For the longest time I knew I liked tea, but only had tea bags. Even the higher end tea bags I have found don’t compare to loose leaf tea when you really get down to it. For years I thought that good tea is good tea, but the real magic actually happens outside of the bag.

The biggest thing that you are missing out on when you are in the bag is the ability to have more water flowing through, and in turn really opening up the tea leaves to allow the water to flow around them.  If you are in this boat take a look over at How to brew tea infographic for more information as to get the best out of your brew.

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a nice cup of tea getting ready to be brewed

Once again, if you are looking how to brew black tea correctly just take a look over at that post for all the info you need to cross over to the tea Team :)

Tea of the month canada club

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If you have been looking to get into a great Christmas present for the winter seasons then don’t worry as we have you covered. Tea is one of the best Christmas presents you can give because so many people like it, and there is such a variety of tea that can be offered. Many times a company will come out with a special line of teas just for Christmas, and while we do have some for this time of the year, we tend to focus on our entire Christmas line up versus just bringing in some strangers for a short season.

Right now we are really gearing up with our tea of the month club in Canada which has been doing great for us and our customers. Every month we seem to be adding more and more happy people who love to get those little envelopes of joy month after month. 

The tea of the month club in Canada program has been such a success that we are looking at expanding the offering to other places, but are currently waiting on shipping and insurance information.

Tea of the month club in Canada

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I know, from personal experience, that there are a so many tea of the month clubs all over the world but I often found as a Canadian that the prices just left me out in the cold. And I know that being in the cold is no fun which is why I moved from Saskatchewan out to BC. No offense to Saskatchewan, but the amount of time it takes to shovel a rainy driveway vs. a snowy driveway is just incredible ;)

Canadian Tea of the month Club

Well back to the point of this whole post is about and that is tea of the month canada that we are looking to launch. Before I started http://theteacupany.com/ I was always looking for tea, and tea of the month clubs, online but found that there were a couple issues. The biggest issue I always seemed to encounter was that the price of the tea clubs were too high for me at the time, or the shipping always pushed it too high for us up here in Canada. This was several years ago and since then there has been a huge increase in the amount of tea in Canada, as well as tea sellers up here but I found that the pricing was still a bit too high for me.

The way I look at it the tea of the month in canada should be something that you can add on to your tea exploration at home. It shouldn’t come at the expense of trying new teas at home or in the retail places online.

The second reason that I really wanted to start a tea of the month club is because it is awesome to get stuff in the mail. It is even better to get something in the mail that you don’t actually know exactly what it is in the mail, but knowing that it is awesome. It is a feeling just like christmas where you know that the box will have something nice and exciting, you just weren’t sure what it was. This is why I always wanted to join a tea of the month club.

So now that we know why I started a tea of the month club, let’s look while I started the tea of the month in canada right now. The reason that it is only confined to Canada right now is because we are just starting out, and with that new phase we are wanting to go slow and steady along the way. Once we get everything going nicely we can look at expanding it to a tea of the month club for the USA and all the other countries in the world.

Benefits of our Tea of the month club

If you are wondering about what our tea of the month club is going to look like, or why you should order it from us I will give you these 5reasons :)

1. We are offering two different options for the tea of the month club which are:

  •  The mystery bag
    – This tea of the month club is the most exciting out of all of the two options we have. The reason I say it is so exciting is because you never know what you are going to get. That is because you just tell us if you want black, green, herbal, or a mix of all of the blends. This way every month you really have no idea ( other than the club you chose) what is waiting for you in our package that we sent out! This is a great choice for the adventurer as the choice is unknown and might be a tea you would’ve never bought before.
  • The semi mystery bag
    – This is for the more in control tea of the month lovers. If you need to, because of extreme preferences or allergies, must avoid teas/herbal mixes then this is just for you. This tea of the month club allows you to pre choose your 12 teas, but you will never know what tea will be in the bag when you open your monthly package.

2. Our price is very good!

  • Our tea of the month club in canada is one (if not) the best priced tea of the month clubs we have been able to find. If you take a look at our pricing, $66 per half year, allows you to enjoy great tea shipped to you every month for $11. When I made this idea in my mind, I wanted to make something that I would purchase. It is not just about me, and it must seem like that, but the reality is that if I wasn’t taking advantage of tea of the month clubs due to price I would want to set my price at something that I thought was good. Hopefully this price is good enough for everyone else, and if not please let me know in the comments below!

3. Our tea is very good!

  • Since we have opened we have found that our response has been very good. With tea it will always be hit or miss as it is really up to personal tastes, but the vast majority of our teas have had great responses.

4. Our customer service is top notch.

  • Want to make a change to your order, need a suggestion, or maybe you just want to talk tea? Just send us an email and we will get back to you right away.

5. You can order the club for your friends.

  • That’s right, if you want to you can easily order your tea of the month club for a friend or family member. Just send us an email after you make the order and will be happy to ensure the people you care for get the amazing gift of a tea every month that you have signed them up.


Hopefully this post has outlined enough of why we are starting our tea of the month in canada, why it makes the perfect gift as well as why we hope you will sign up for the tea of the month club in canada from The TeaCupany.

Time of the year

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It has been an up and down roller coaster here at the TeaCupany and just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has made this year a success. For those who have ordered the tea of the month club , I hope that you are enjoying the monthly mailings. For those who order tea, I hope you enjoy them as well.
I started out on this journey so that I could send people tea at the best rates possible and allow people to try out as many teas as they could with the lowest amount of money possible. This all started after I bought a bag of tea to try and it was maybe 200 grams for $25.  That moment I realized there must be a better way to get tea, and a better way for others to get tea as well. This is where the TeaCupany first started.

Tea of the month club

This year we have passed our first 100 tea of the month club members and it is really a milestone. I never thought that this would be the case but just want to thank everyone for their continued support. There have been growing pains, and moving pains, and pains of all sort but tea really does help with pretty much all pains.
It is the holiday season and I just wanted everyone to know how grateful I am for your continued support and visiting the site. We will have more blog posts and more updates this year as we take a new view on the posting of topics.

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a nice herbal tisane brewing

Happy holidays to everyone no matter what you are celebrating. This new year will be bigger and better than ever at the TeaCupany so have a great holiday season and watch out for those feets of strength…..

The truth about black tea and caffeine

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If you are wondering How much Caffeine is there really in Black Tea? don’t worry as you will have all the info you need about black tea and caffeine right here.

Black Tea and caffeine

Black tea is similar to the other true versions of tea however one of the biggest variable is the amount of caffeine content. Although black tea might have a lot more caffeine than other versions of tea it has less caffeine when compared to coffee. The average amount of caffeine found in a cup of black tea is around 15mg up to 70mg in an 8 ounce cup.

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Black tea

If you are asking is there caffeine in black tea , then you will know that the answer is yes and have now found out around how much caffeine is in each cup of tea. Although you know how much caffeine is in a general cup of tea there are always several factors to consider in order to find the level content of caffeine a tea has. Tea being extracted from a large and mature leaves, has at least lower caffeine. The tea that came from tips or perhaps leaf buds has higher content of caffeine.

Be mindful that the longer you steep the tea, the more caffeine it produce. Tea made of many pieces of a broken leaf is very easy to infuse and could result to a more caffeine, as opposed to full leaf teas that take time to expand. This is only going to be the case if the steeping time is the same as a bunch of small pieces of tea will have a greater surface area, which will in turn caffeinate more water if all the other variables are the same. If you want that your tea has lesser caffeine content, do not steep it for a long time.

Black tea benefits

Black tea is beneficial to the body. Actually, the ingredients found in black tea make this very useful for many different things. Caffeine is one of the ingredients that can help energize and stimulates the body. The black tea caffeine traits were noticed way back in 1827. It is important to note that too much consumption of caffeine is unhealthy and might lead to some nasty side effects. There are side effects associated with too much caffeine intake like headaches, frequent urination, insomnia, and a lot more.

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With all the reasons above, people today are curious about the truth regarding black tea. Most are asking if black tea has caffeine, and due to the above mentioned side effects wonder how much black tea they can have before they have too much caffeine in their systems. It is important to bear in mind that the caffeine present in black tea is generally at a lot lower of a level when compared to similar amounts of coffee. So, with this reason, stay away from the caffeine present in coffee. The safer option is black tea. This is because black tea only contains 40 to 45mg of caffeine per 8z whereas; black coffee contains 65 to 120mg per 8oz.  But make sure also that you don’t exceed more than 3 cups of black tea per day. Excessive caffeine intake is not beneficial and like the above mentioned issues that can be caused won’t lead to a great time. Overall there are a lot of black tea benefits to be had, but like everything in life moderation is key.

If you are finding that you need a lot more tea than you can safely consume then you might want to look at either green tea, white tea, or even herbal teas. This is because you can drink a lot more of them without worrying about those nasty side effects due to their lower (and sometimes non-existent) levels of caffeine.

What is Earl Grey

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Intro to Earl Grey Tea

You might have heard about Earl Grey tea before, as it is somewhat of a popular tea. However, in the past Earl Grey tea was generally just a tea with some bergamot flavoring added to it, whether it was essential oil or flavoring was up to the creator of that blend. However, since tea has really got a boost in the recent years there has been an expansion of the Earl Grey teas that are offered. Below are a couple different variations that we have and some cool descriptions of what the tea is like.

Our favorite Earl Grey Tea

The first one that I am really digging right now is the creamy earl grey. You might ask yourself what exactly creamy earl grey is, and it is pretty much exactly how it sounds :) and that is classic earl grey with a bit of creaminess added. In this particular blend you can see some beautiful blue cornflowers that have been added to accent the visual appeal, and some additional flavors for the black tea base. Along with the traditional bergamot flavor you will find sweet and subtle hints of vanilla and cream. These additional flavors add a depth to the tea that is just amazing.

The next type of new earl grey that has bust onto the market is a personal favorite of mine, which is the earl grey green which is the typical flavor you recall when you think of earl grey, on a green tea base. This combination provides a lighter tea brew and is great for the afternoon when you are starting to wind down. With this blend you might just find your new addition to the tea collection. I know that the first time I enjoyed this mix I was blown away as it satisfied my craving for Earl Grey, all while keeping it on the lighter side.Here is a nice picture of the earl grey green that we offer :

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loose leaf earl grey tea

The final earl grey that we will go over will be our lovely lavender earl grey which is a perfect addition to any true earl grey lovers mix! This mix blends the traditional earl grey with some really nice lavender pieces and flavors, which result in an amazing calming affect. The tea is both visually amazing and provides a brew and aroma that cannot be match. Take a look for yourself, and you might instantly mellow out, so try not to stare for too long:

So there you have it, a couple of our amazing Earl Grey blends to take a look at and possibly sample. As with all things it is just as important to remember to brew the leaves of the tea correctly to ensure you are getting the best tasting tea possible, so if you ever have any questions about how long to brew or what temperature to brew at don’t be afraid to check out these posts, as they are great refreshers :

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gloomy days mean tea and blanket time

The Tea Diet

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Introduction to the tea diet

Alright alright, I guess that the title of this blog is a bit misleading. Or maybe it is leading you to think that I am a bit crazy about this tea stuff and would say anything to get you to enjoy a cup of tea.

The reality is that if you include tea into your life in the right ways it can help you to lose weight. You can look at this post about green tea diet and you will have a bit more info on the previous talk about adding the drink to your diet.

The truth about the tea diet

However, for this post I will talk pretty much about one way you can lose a lot of your weight by including tea in your life. When I am thirsty I find that a cold soda is the first thing that I reach, or crave. Now the thing is that I am not sure if I like it because:

  • It is cold
  • It is close to me
  • It is always the same tase
  • It is easy to just open
  • It is sweet.

But If we look at those different points it is pretty easy to see that with maybe 5 minutes of work tea can be the answer to all of those questions!

1. Is it cold? Yes tea can be iced and served cold. Just check out how to make iced tea from loose leaf tea or this recipe for amazing loose tea iced tea if you are really stuck.

2. Well tea can be anywhere that soda is. If you keep your sodas in the fridge just reuse a glass bottle and put some tea in there. If you keep it at your desk you can do the same. The only possible issue I could see is that if you keep say a 12 pack in your room/office/house for that once every couple of months treat then tea might not be exactly the same.

3. If you make your tea enough it will not only have the same taste every time, but you should be able to improve or modify the taste depending on how you feel! I don’t think you can make soda less sweater, or stronger, but you can with tea!

4. This goes back to the tea storage, just get a nice glass bottle or brewt to go and you can easily store and take your tea around with you. The Brewt to go is one of my favorite tea accessories which is why I happily stock it now!

5. The final choice is actually one of the biggest differences between tea two drinks, with the favor going to tea on this one. Sure you can get Mexican soft drinks with more cane sugar, or diet drinks with aspartame. But with tea you can actually choose what you sweeten your drink with! Agave, brown sugar, white sugar, dextrose, artificial sweetener really the choice is yours!


Hopefully these points have helped to show you that you can really enjoy tea instead of sodas. If you were to swap out 1 cup of tea for 1 355ml cola you would save around 150 calories. Do that once a week and that is 600 calories a month, over a year that is 7200 calories… or roughly the same amount as 3 days of your average eating intake on a 2200 calorie diet. Think about that, you are actually drinking 3 days worth of food with just 1 can of pop a week, imagine you increase that to 2 pops a week or 1 a day!!!!

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