Is coffee good for you?
In a world where almost, everyone has a mosh pit of coffee and harmful beverages, there is a high possibility of one crossing that danger line. In a sense, every year, people suffer from addiction to caffeine, alcohol, and other stimulants, which does very little good and empirical damage. Especially in this fast-moving age, romanticizing and glorifying coffee addiction also comes with a bunch of physical and mental dependency. You may often find people having a cup of coffee, along with cigarettes that claim to soothe them down. Many of them also have coffee when they have loads of work to complete. In Ono Teas’ prism of the world, this practice is unhealthy. Dependency and lifestyle around coffee and caffeine tell a lot about inefficiency. Before that, let’s discuss the already established ill effects of caffeine on health.
Caffeine has been known to have some beneficial properties to it. Now it is fundamental to realise that over here, problems outweigh benefits. Caffeine is not vicious. But the resulting dependency creates fatigue and robs you of your energy. Additionally, it creates digestive issues, gives rise to insomnia and meddles with your focus levels. Your physical problems are directly linked to your mental stability. The dependency also gives rise to:
- Anxiety symptoms
- Bipolar disorder symptoms
- Mood swings
- Irritability, and
- Can also lead to depression if all of this is interlinked.
Caffeine, or coffee, is the only psychoactive drug that everyone accepts with raised arms across the globe. Caffeine is also terrible for pregnant women. The foothills of the mountain of caffeine problems always seem safe, unless one crosses the line.
Drink the better beverage
Crossing out the possibility that you are one among the self-actualised individuals on the Maslowian hierarchy, you always need a little something to stimulate yourself physically and mentally. Not using anything to be motivated, relaxed and stress-free is a great solution. But do you know what could be a better alternative? The answer is tea.
This beverage might not seem or sound like the magical ayahuasca of your life, but tea is fantastic! It offers the perennial promise of excellent health and no-better-drink for your leisure time. Tea conquers all areas of dismay, be it health, or your me-times.
Tea was an expensive and luxurious commodity during the colonial age. Even though today’s usual tea is unbelievably cheap, it does not rule out the fact that it is luxurious.
Tea drinking – A new perspective
Traditionally, the Indian social circle is known to dumb down tea. The milky chai, undoubtedly tasty, also comes with some repercussions. If you take into consideration the quality of milk used in these teas, it would be clear as to why it is damaging to our health. Even culturally, the milky tea or chai has become the staple beverage. It is not only unhealthy but also super addictive.
A number of academic studies have commented on the risks of milk consumption, but the results are conflicting. Scientists and academicians are still on with research on milk-related allergy and sensitivity. Moreover, people also have a culture of sipping chai from the streets. Not to be narcissistic about it, but the quality of milk and the unhygienic process of making the chai may add to the harm quotient of the drink. A little shift in the daily habit by replacing regular tea with herbal tea might move mountains! Be it Tulsi Lemongrass tea, Pure chamomile tea, or the green tea; it beats coffee and caffeine in every way. It is undoubtedly the healthiest alternative to caffeinated drinks.
A peek into the wonders of tea
Tea is super powerful in tackling anxiety issues, insomnia, curbing cholesterol, and other lifestyle discomforts as well. Right from the ancient ages, mankind has looked upon tea not like a royal commodity but rather a medicinal herb. The ancient Chinese used tea to heal a lot of diseases, including the chronic ones.
One of the most revered and favoured drinks, when one dines out or has fast food, is the iced tea. Not only is it tasty and aromatic, but is also useful in several ways. One often flavours it with lemon and ginger, which adds up to the beneficial quotient.
If you look around, green tea has become popular these days. The answer to its rise to fame are some of the following health benefits it offers with every cup.
- Fights off oral bacteria
- Helps you shed some weight
- Not only releases but also makes way for some dopamine rush
- Is an excellent alternative to the usual beverage!
If you are a working professional, a retired war veteran, or a grandmother sewing sweater, tea is an excellent drink to bring you tranquility. It perfectly decorates your mood, be it your me-time or a chat with your family. You can also avail and have different tea types suiting the occasion. Ono Teas offers a range of teas to stimulate your conversations. Try our non-alcoholic Whiskey tea, Kashmiri Kahwa, Peppermint tea, Tulsi Sweet Lemon tea and many more. The pure chamomile tea serves as an excellent de-stressor tea. You can have the Turmeric herbal tea with your breakfast, making it easy to breakdown and digest your food. If you are in a bad mood and feels like the world is about to see another apocalypse, head straight for the Chamomile Lemongrass tea. It is a great de-stressor and also soothes your soul by its natural aroma.
Taking tea, a step further
A teacup is not only known for it’s magic to bring a sense of calmness to the body and the mind but also prevent many lifestyle disorders, such as stress and anxiety. You see, a cup of tea is not the same when you share it with others. The space it gives to create memorable moments and experiences with yourself and loved ones is irreplaceable. As you know it’s the age of combinations; you can also have tea in coffee flavours. For completing your health chart, you can always have the coffee flavoured green tea! Another mostly favoured combination of tea is infusing tea with protein shakes. You can find numerous tea protein shake blends that serve as an excellent drink for workouts and overall health.
Tea is ceremonious too. No, it’s not far-fetched. If you look at many spiritual ceremonies, people consume herbal tea mindfully before and after the spiritual sessions. According to Wikipedia, the Japanese have an elaborate tea ceremony, also called Chanoyu, Sado or Ocha, that encompasses a ceremonial preparation and presentation of a powdered green tea known as matcha. A couple of videos below will give you an essence of the Japanese tea ceremony.
Take a look at a scene from a popular film “Karate Kid 2”, depicting a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
Here’s a story of Sensei Sobin Koizumi hosting a tea ceremony, published by National Geographic. As per this story, she has been involved with tea ceremonies since she was six years old! Incredible, isn’t it?
Many cultures sip tea, the elixir of life, in high self-esteem and have acclaimed its sheer power to bring a sense togetherness with every cup. Tea is devoid of all the adverse health problems that other caffeinated or alcoholic drinks bring in. It helps you throughout your schedule.
Tea is the right choice
Different tea types support you in different ways. Be it your favorite latte, or the prestigious Irish coffee, the help it does is only topical.
Adopting tea opens up multiple pathways for health and lifestyle. Can you drink tea when you’re anxious? Yes. Can you have a coffee flavoured decaf green tea? Absolutely. Can you sip Pure Chamomile tea for a night of better sleep? Without a doubt! You see, tea can be adopted and blended with any drink that will rank it into a healthy alternative. The time is ripe for it!
Ono Teas handcrafts full leaf teas suiting every moment you want to cherish, whether it is solitude or conversations with friends or just a leisurely health drink to counter lifestyle disorders. You can shop from our range of green teas, black teas, blends or tisanes based on the moment you want to celebrate.