Energetic Tea for the Busy Holiday Shopping Season
As the holiday season approaches, our days become bustling with activities – shopping, family gatherings, festive preparations, and much more. In these times, a cup of energetic tea can be just what you need to stay invigorated and enjoy the season to its fullest. Here we’ll explore the types of tea that provide the most energy including a list of five exquisite teas from Fusion Teas that blend tradition, taste, and a much-needed energy boost, perfect for the busy holiday season.
Which Teas Provide the Most Energy
Teas that are derived from the Camellia Sinensis tea plant are known as “true teas.” These teas are your black, green, oolong and white teas and they all contain natural energy-boosting compounds the greatest of which is caffeine. Caffeine works at blocking fatigue receptors in the brain allowing you to feel more energized. Many factors contribute to how much caffeine is in your tea including the type of tea, how the tea is harvested, processed, and prepared.
Herbal Teas are generally free of caffeine except for Yerba Mate and its close cousin Guayusa. These two teas hail from the holly plant of South America and they are robust in energy-boosting compounds. In addition to true teas, yerba mate and guayusa contain theobromine and theophylline. These are also stimulants that work in concert with caffeine, providing for a smoother, steady form of energy that reduces the jittery effects of caffeine by itself.
Here are 5 of our picks that are perfect for the colder weather and holiday season. These teas are fully of energy and enjoyment. They’ll keep you warm and energized all season long.
Imagine starting your day with a cup that not only awakens your senses but also delights them. Good Morning Yerba Mate does precisely that. This tea is a harmonious medley of roasted maté and rooibos, enveloped in the warm embrace of cinnamon and cloves. The addition of cocoa and coconut flakes infuses a creamy, chai-like richness into the brew, while the cornflower blossoms add a visual feast of color. This tea is a morning ritual in a cup – robust, invigorating, and soothing, preparing you for the day’s festivities.
For those who crave a bolder, more adventurous tea, Chai Spice Yerba Mate is an impeccable choice. It’s a fusion of the woodsy green yerba mate and a constellation of stimulating spices. The pine-like flavor of the mate forms a perfect backdrop for the fieriness of ginger and peppercorns, the sweetness of cinnamon, and the aromatic depth of star anise and cloves. This blend is not just a cup of tea; it’s an energetic journey, ideal for recharging your spirit during busy holiday afternoons.
Honey Mead Black Tea is an ode to the classic mead, minus the alcohol. This intoxicating black tea blend is rich in honeyed notes, with an undercurrent of fruity undertones from mascot grapes and tart cherries. It’s a fusion of robust caffeine and soothing L-theanine, offering a unique buzz that’s both energizing and grounding. Picture enjoying this tea alongside a hearty holiday meal or as a solitary pleasure, savoring its complexity and sweetness.
The Creamy Earl Grey is a sophisticated twist on a beloved classic. This blend starts with the robustness of Ceylon and Yunnan black teas, then introduces the citrusy charm of bergamot, complemented by a hint of vanilla. The addition of blue cornflowers not only enhances the visual appeal but adds a subtle floral note. This tea is like a warm, comforting embrace – perfect for reflective moments amidst the holiday chaos or as a companion to a quiet, frosty morning.
Very Berry Guayusa is a celebration in a cup. This vibrant blend combines the earthiness of guayusa with an assortment of berries – elderberries, blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries – creating a tantalizing, tangy, and sweet experience. It’s visually stunning and offers a high-energy infusion, making it perfect for those moments when you need a refreshing boost, whether hot or iced.
Each of these teas offer a unique way to energize and uplift your spirits during the busy holiday season. They encapsulate the essence of health and wellness, with each sip providing a delightful sensory experience. As you navigate the bustling days ahead, let these teas be your companions, offering moments of rejuvenation and joy.
Remember, the holiday season is not just about the hustle and bustle; it’s also about finding time to care for yourself, and what better way than with a cup of tea that soothes the soul, enlivens the mind, and warms the heart? Enjoy these teas in solitude for a moment of peace or share them with loved ones as you come together to celebrate.
As you dive into the festive season, keep these teas close at hand. Let them be the calm you need while you sip, and later, the energy you need to get things done. The holiday season is about taking care of ourselves as much as it is taking care of the needs of others. Find time for both.