What’s the time Mister Wolf? Tea-o-clock!
So, what really is the best time to drink tea?
Doesn’t matter if you are a longtime tea lover or someone looking to start drinking tea for the first time, the question of what the most optimal time of day it is to best drink tea to gain all the benefits it is touted for, must have surely crossed your mind at least once.
A simple Google search might bring forth an array of different answers for this query and might lead to further questions on if the answers you received are scientifically proven or just heavily influenced by common beliefs.
Let’s break it down.
Tea contains caffeine, which is a drug that can improve brain function and provide you with an energy boost. However, caffeine in excess is proven to leave jittery.
A cup of black tea contains less caffeine compared to a cup of coffee, which makes it a great alternative to coffee.
One of the best times to have tea is during the day, especially after breakfast. A cup of piping hot black tea might just be a great way to start your day as it can increase your energy and give you the perfect energy and motivation to continue your busy day. In addition, a sip of tea in the afternoon can provide you with the energy to continue the rest of your busy day and studies have shown that drinking tea during the afternoon can help improve our immunity. However, teas rich in caffeine are generally not encouraged to be consumed during the night after dinner as you might find it difficult to sleep.
Herbal teas are excellent alternatives for those looking to enjoy a cup of tea at night because they are caffeine-free. Herbal teas such as Mint Tea, Chamomile Tea, and Rooibos Tea can provide you with a calming sensation and help you unwind and relax after a tiring day. Since these herbal teas are completely caffeine-free, these sophisticated and unique tea varieties can be enjoyed at any time of the day without worrying about having jitters. However, if you are someone who needs a sip of caffeinated tea at night, it is best to enjoy a cup of tea a few hours before bedtime, to ensure the caffeine does not interfere with sleep!
After water, tea is the most widely-consumed beverage in the world and this popularity is perfectly showcased by the different tea varieties available currently. Knowing the type of tea that is perfect for you and the best time of the day to enjoy your tea is crucial in gaining the best experience for every longtime and new tea lovers out there!