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Kicking an old habit is far from easy. If you’re going to make any change in your life, starting with the reason why you want to change is essential to your success. So ask yourself, why do I want to make the switch from coffee to tea? Here are 10 of Stash’s favorite reasons.
Why is tea better than coffee?
- It’s easier to avoid negative side effects from caffeine overconsumption. This is because your cup of tea will (likely) have less caffeine on average than your cup of coffee. Sort of like a built-in way to better monitor your intake.
- You don’t have to add sugary flavored syrups to get a flavorful cuppa, since Stash’s teas have bold and bright tastes using only all-natural ingredients and flavors.
- Want to continue with your New Year’s resolutions? Try teas like Chocolate Dandelion Detox tea and Ginger Digestive Balance.
- Matcha is thought to give you the caffeine buzz without the crash. If you’re susceptible to caffeine crashes, this would be reason numero uno to make a switch from coffee to matcha. A good place to start is with these flavored teas: Ginger Peach Green and Pomegranate Raspberry Green.
- Maybe you want a warm and tasty cup of tea, but don’t want a big caffeine boost. Again, tea is here for you with decaf options that still make a flavor-packed drink.
- To expand on that, certain types of herbal teas include ingredients that are known to help us Type A’s relax. Try a fun chamomile tea blend or an herbal tea with lavender or mint.
- You will never find the tangy and spicy flavor of this Lemon Ginger herbal tea in a cup of coffee. Not to mention, it’s all-natural. Coffee has its own nuances and flavor notes, but there’s nothing like the variety of tea to expose you to a much wider range of flavors.
- If you’re highly sensitive to caffeine (like even decaf leaves you feeling less than great) but love sipping warm cups of something, go for an herbal tea. Most of them are naturally caffeine-free.
- There are so many flavors of tea to choose from! Options are truly endless.
Switching from Coffee to Tea
Find the kind of coffee you regularly order below to check out your tea alternative.
Large Dark Roast, Black Coffee
Your beverage style: You’re a purist. You like bitter, bold flavor.
Drink this: English Breakfast black tea. It’s a no-fuss tea version of your coffee order. Do you prefer loose leaf tea and want something more complex? Try one of Darjeeling blends.
Cold Brew with Sweet Cream
Your beverage style: Rich, creamy and caffeinated.
Drink this: Super Irish Breakfast (the espresso of teas) and add a creamer of your choice! Maybe you want to continue your morning routine of a cold, creamy beverage. So make it iced! Be sure to double up or even triple the amount of tea bags you use for iced tea. As an added bonus, you’ll get even more caffeine when you do that.
Peppermint White Mocha
Your beverage style: Sweet, minty…and sweet.
Drink this: This recipe for a White Chocolate Mint Tea Latte is a spot-on substitute. Be prepared for your whole life to change. That’s the power of tea lattes.
If you prefer regular chocolate, or are too short on time to make yourself a latte, give this Chocolate Mint oolong tea a try. It’s a fan favorite.
Your beverage style: Chai is a pretty specific taste! And lucky for you, chai is already tea.
Drink this: Make yourself a regular Chai latte, obviously.
Bonus: trying to cut down on caffeine? Try this: Decaf Vanilla Chai.
Like your Chai latte extra spicy? Try this: Double Spice Chai.
Prefer green tea? Try this: Chai Green.
Need it caffeine-free? Spice Dragon Red Chai.
Your beverage style: No fuss, keep it simple but bold.
Drink this: You probably like the smooth and creamy taste of coffee if you order flat whites.This Kopili Assam loose leaf tea is in a class by itself and has inherent natural flavor and body which refuse to be matched. It is an excellent afternoon tea and goes well with milk.
A citrus flavored alternative, is Double Bergamot Earl Grey. Add your choice of creamer to make a London Fog.
Sugar-Free Vanilla Soy Latte
Your beverage style: Indulgent and comforting but make it healthy.
Drink this: The best part here is that you can get vanilla flavor without any sugary additions to your tea. Options are endless, but here’s a start: Creme Brulee black tea, Cinnamon Vanilla herbal tea, Breakfast in Paris black tea (not necessarily vanilla-flavored, but still amazing).
Iced Coffee Extra Ice
Your beverage style: Give it to you cold. Whatever the flavor may be.
Drink this: Stash has quite a few teas that are delicious as iced teas. Two favorites are their Asian Pear Harmony and White Peach oolong tea.
Source: Stash Tea