How to Choose the Best Tea for the Time of Day

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When it comes to reaping the health and beauty benefits of tea, there’s no such thing as a set tea time. That’s because you can drink tea morning, noon, and night if you please!

Certain teas contain ingredients that can help put a little extra pep in your step in the morning, while others contain ingredients that can help you unwind at night.

Let’s take a closer look at different types of tea and how they can help to make your day great from start to finish!

Best Tea to Kickstart Your Morning

If you’re prone to waking up grumpy and groggy, your first instinct may be to make a cup of coffee in the morning.

Daniella Wolf, a registered dietitian, assures that while “there’s nothing wrong with having that coffee in the morning with breakfast,” there are several tea varieties that may have less caffeine than coffee, but can still perk you up. Wolf suggests green or black teas for your morning kickstart, as both contain a moderate amount of caffeine.

Caffeine—which occurs naturally in tea leaves—has stimulating properties, and can help to reduce fatigue and enhance mental alertness and concentration (1).

One of our favorite blends to begin the day is Yogi  Sweet Tangerine Positive Energy tea, which contains approximately 80 milligrams of caffeine per tea bag, as compared to approximately 90 milligrams in 8 ounces of coffee. This particular Yogi tea variety combines Ayurvedic herbs like ashwagandha and shankhpushpi with a blend of Assam black tea and yerba maté to support elevated mood and energy levels*.

Best Tea to Give You a Midday Glow

There’s nothing worse than hitting that midday slump after lunch. Not only do you feel tired, but that tiredness can manifest in other ways, too. In the wintertime, especially, you may find that your skin doesn’t have quite the same refreshed glow as in spring and summer.

But—you guessed it—there are teas to help with that, too. Wolf says teas that feature antioxidant-supplying ingredients, such as rose hip (2) or hibiscus (3), can help support skin health. “Anything that increases the body’s natural antioxidants and its potential [can help your skin],” Wolf says.

Yogi Soothing Rose Hibiscus Skin DeTox tea features rose petal and hibiscus, which are both traditionally used in Ayurveda and herbalism to help soothe the skin.

Hibiscus plants are rich in anthocyanins, a type of flavonoid that may have anti-inflammatory properties and provide protection from oxidative stress (4).

Best Tea to Help You Unwind at Night

The stress of everyday life can take its toll on you. But no matter how physically spent you might be at the end of the day, it can be difficult to decompress and get the sleep you really need when your mind is still running a mile a minute.

To help melt away stress and unwind at night, classic chamomile can do the trick (try Yogi Bedtime tea). “Chamomile is known for its calming properties,” Wolf explains, “and has been shown to help with sleep quality.”

Like chamomile, lavender is known for its relaxation-inducing properties (5). Want the best of both worlds? Try Yogi Honey Lavender Stress Relief tea, which features both lavender and chamomile to help your body and mind unwind*.

So go ahead and grab your favorite mug and see for yourself all the ways that tea can make your day (week, month, or even your year) all the better.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

What’s your favorite type of tea? Let us know in the comments!


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