..And the winner is Tea.

Tea, a common thing from everyday life turns into a simple pleasure early morning or whenever one might need it. So does coffee, I know you said that! Well my friends, if you ask me I would always prefer tea over Coffee and for me… the Winner will always be tea, here’s why-

Tea is a common drink in Indian household and in many (not all) homes, morning starts with tea. what makes tea preferable over coffee ? First and most important thing is TEA LOWERS CORTISOL (STRESS HORMONE) LEVEL. Morning is the time, when cortisol which is a stress hormone is maximum in our body and cortisol does what it does the best, gives us stress.Related image Tea especially black tea, chamomile tea, Green tea have incredible power to lower the cortisols and hence, stress. So before you start a day, grab a cup of Tea.

Coffee on the other hand, increases level of cortisol. Better not to have it early morning.

 

I have always liked the taste of tea, in fact, I am a bit addicted to it. My morning always has to start with a cup of tea. Did you know, India is one of the largest tea producers in the world, with over 70% of the tea being consumed within India itself. Read here the history of tea in India

other than lowering stress, below are reasons why tea wins in Tea vs. Coffee-

Coffee is more Acidic than Tea .

Bone density and Bone loss  :

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Bone loss

coffee reduces bone density, on the other hand, tea increases bone density and reduces bone loss. Now things that you must know about bone loss are that women are more likely to have this problem. Bone loss are non-curable. It is very common in India(about 10 million cases per year) .

 

 

Tea Reduces the risk of stroke and heart diseases. Tea, prevents blood vessels from hardening. Hardening of arteries is known as atherosclerosis, you might have heard of this term before. You can read about it here to know more.

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Consumption of green tea, lowers the risk of age related memory loss. 

Tea has less caffeine than coffee.

These were the benefits of tea over coffee. If you enjoy coffee, it would be wise to switch to Decaf and lower the amount of consumption of coffee in a day.

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Other benefits of Tea include : 

They are calorie free. 

Contains Antioxidants.

Boost Immune system.

And Read here The 10 health benefits of Drinking tea. (All Image sources: Google)

I was mainly concerned about stress and it is a common problem. It is a good thing that we have a natural solution to this problem. Other than tea, Dark chocolate, oats, salmon and olive oil lowers cortisol naturally. So now that we know why tea is a winner, here are the types of tea, to enjoy tea at utmost.

Black Tea

Black leaves.

Health benefits : Reduces stress, lowers bad cholesterol, neutralises free radicals, boosts immune system.

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Green Tea

Non oxidised tea.

Health benefits : Burns fats, reduces stress, contains antioxidants.

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White Tea

Made by plucking young tea leaves. Once plucked, leaves wither and dry. white tea is one of the expensive tea.

Health benefits : Anti-Carcinogenic, anti-ageing, increases insulin and reduce plasma glucose level.

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Tisane

Tisane has no tea leaves. It is made with flower or fruits such as Lemongrass and mint, lavender or chamomile, hibiscus tea etc. ( Hibiscus tea recipe )

Health benefits : Hibiscus tea lowers blood pressure. These tea varieties help in freeing body from free radicals, lowers stress and premature ageing. 

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Chamomile Tea
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Lemongrass Tea

The oolong Tea

Partly oxidised, color may be green to black.

Health benefits : Dental health, antioxidants, improves bone structure, lowers cholesterol.(Reference : Here. Read also : Benefits of white vs. Green tea )

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( Herbal Tea Recipe )

That is all about tea, I hope you will pour yourself a cup of hot and healthy tea.

My simple pleasure : A cup of tea in winter nights.

what is your favourite type of tea ? Thank you for reading. 🙂

Much Loves,

Arohii

 

 

 

 

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54 Comments Add yours

  1. so many benefits of tea……

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  2. Jo says:

    My favorite is Jasmine

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    1. Arohii says:

      Jasmine Tea? wow, never had it before! 🙂

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      1. Jo says:

        It is really nice. Probably you can find it in Chinese restaurants or grocery stores 🙂

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      2. Arohii says:

        Will try Definitely, thank you 🙂 Good day!!

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  3. Srivi says:

    Hey tea is my favourite too.. Though, I don’t mind coffee either..But i always prefer to have a cup of nice adrak/ elaichi wali chai first thing in the morning.. 🙂
    Great post! ..
    XX

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    1. Arohii says:

      same here, I really like tea but don’t mind coffee as well, love affogato, caffè latte and Frappe. 🙂 But nothing refreshes like Masala tea. Thanks dear and have a beautiful weekend. xx

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      1. Srivi says:

        Absolutely 🙂
        Have a great week ahead!
        xx

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      2. Arohii says:

        You too dearie xx 😊🌹

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  4. Anupriya says:

    I love the classic green tea 😀 really amazing post 🙂

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    1. Arohii says:

      Thank you dear Anu! Green Tea is the best tea. Nice to know! 🙂 Happy weekend.

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  5. Thankyou Aro for this informative post. I am a tea drinker with milk, will switch to black tea.

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    1. Arohii says:

      Thank you so much for reblogging this! I am glad you liked the post. Same here, I am a tea lover. switching back to black tea would be great. Happy weekend. 🙂

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  6. adhandmade says:

    I generally prefer black tea with a little more bergamot.. 🙂
    Loves.. ❤

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    1. Arohii says:

      I think that tastes amazing, my mom loves black tea and we often drink it with lemon. 🙂 Loves and happy weekend my friend xx

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  7. Alok Singhal says:

    For me too tea is necessary in the morning, never liked coffee that much. The benefits, as you mentioned, are too many!

    Cheers to Tea 😃

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    1. Arohii says:

      Cheers to TEA. Thanks a lot Alok. 🙂 Happy weekend.

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  8. theonlysup says:

    well i could feel the aroma of it already arohi

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    1. Arohii says:

      🙂 🙂 Thank you!

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      1. theonlysup says:

        U also have mentioned the health benefits. Thanks for that arohii

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      2. Arohii says:

        Pleasure…Thank you for going through the post 😊 Have a beautiful day!

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  9. Arohii, now you’ve upset my entire tea-coffee daily routine. I start with a Cup of Coffee and end with a Cup of Tea.
    But the information you belted out here is interesting.
    I’m going to Amazon to buy Green Tea.
    Love You Baby!!

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    1. Arohii says:

      oh and I need to buy Jasmine tea from Amazon or may be big bazar (wherever I get it first). 🙂 Haha I am sorry for upsetting your daily routine. Happy weekend, love you too baby! xx

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      1. You little Cutie Pie! Don’t brain wash me like this !!

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      2. Arohii says:

        Haha 😈😄

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  10. Reblogged this on Goin' the extra..aaamile and commented:

    Tea over Coffee…ALWAYS the better choice

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    1. Arohii says:

      Thank you so much 🙂

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  11. I love tea for the health benefits; I love coffee for the flavor and the “experience.”

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    1. Arohii says:

      well said Doctor. Thank you! 🙂

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  12. Tea the instant mood lifter.

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    1. Arohii says:

      Right said 😊

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  13. mopana says:

    Impressive article, Arohii.

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    1. Arohii says:

      Thanks so much, dear Monica 🙂 xx

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  14. Amazing post. I love ginger , lemon and turmeric tea . It is the first thing I have in the morning.

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    1. Arohii says:

      Turmeric? never had it with tea.Thank you for sharing. Much loves, xx

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  15. girlandworld says:

    We drink tea everyday but didn’t know many things which you just mentioned in your post

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    1. Arohii says:

      Thank you so much dear! 🙂 xx

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  16. thelostmango says:

    I just posted my PARIS trip. Let’s keep connected and excited for your next post! XOXO https://thelostmango.wordpress.com

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    1. Arohii says:

      wow, Paris! I am heading right away to your post, it sounds fun already… xo

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      1. thelostmango says:

        It was really fun! Thank you girl! So much love for you! XOXO

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      2. Arohii says:

        😊 wow. Yeah, loves to you too , xo 💖💖

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  17. thelostmango says:

    I just followed you too! I love tea! XOXO

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    1. Arohii says:

      Thanks for following me. I followed back , with pleasure 🙂 xo

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  18. Tea works as a miracle!
    My favorite is Lemon tea with a pinch of herb added to it.

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    1. Arohii says:

      🙂 well said dear, Tea definitely is Miraculous. xx

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  19. some bloke says:

    the oolong kinds are my favorite 😊 there’s this tea place by me called ‘ten ren’, they have it with ginseng and clean filtered water. i drink it straight with no sugar, best after a meal for digestion (along with most other oolongs)! 😁

    later. 😉

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    1. Arohii says:

      I just googled ginseng and wow, they are really beneficial, healthwise. Thank you for sharing 🙂 Have a great day. 🙂

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      1. some bloke says:

        you too, thanks. 😊

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  20. randyjw says:

    It’s a fascinating subject.

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    1. Arohii says:

      yep, it is. But consuming too much of tea which contains nicotine as well can cause silent heart attack esp in diabetics. I guess, cons of consuming too much of tea is equally a fascinating subject. 🙂 Thanks for dropping by.

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