There is nothing better than a hot cup of tea first thing in the morning—or at any time of the day. Drinking tea throughout the day is a wonderful way to take care of your body from the inside out, and to support your holistic wellness goals such as stress management, gut health, and getting enough sleep.
Discover the best teas to sip in the morning, afternoon, and evening, and get inspired to craft your own daily tea wellness routine.
Morning Tea Ritual
Rise and shine! What better way to greet the day and shake off feelings of sleepiness than with a mug of bold, energizing tea? High caffeine tea is a healthful and flavorful alternative to your morning cup of coffee; many Citizens report a gentle energy boost*, without the jitters or other side effects associated with too much coffee. British Breakfast Black Tea and Earl Greyer Black Tea are two more Citizen favorites.
For best results, complete your morning tea ritual first thing in the morning, before checking your emails or scrolling through social media. Allow these moments to be a sacred time, when you can reflect on the day ahead or simply allow your mind to be still. Afterward, you will feel prepared to tackle the day and anything that comes your way.
Post-Lunch Tea Break
Around 30-60 minutes after lunch is the perfect time to indulge in your second cup of tea. If your meal was especially carb-heavy, you may feel sluggish and full at this time. Many Citizens also crave a sweet treat shortly after mealtime.
The best post-lunch tea is both flavorful and good for digestion, such as our new line of organic SuperDigest Teas. This innovative collection of teas is the only premium tea collection on the market that combines fermented ingredients with added probiotics in every teabag.
Studies show that gut health is closely linked with stress, anxiety, memory, and concentration, so why not give your brain a boost while you treat your taste buds? The mild caffeine content in pu-erh tea provides a gentle energizing effect to help you stay focused after lunchtime, while flavors such as cacao cinnamon tea will satisfy your post-lunch chocolate cravings.
The clock strikes three, and you would rather be anywhere than at work. For many Citizens, the dreaded afternoon slump is one of the biggest productivity killers of the day. A natural response to circadian rhythms makes humans sleepy between 1 pm and 3 pm, and factors like poor sleep and dehydration can worsen feelings of fatigue.
Stave off the afternoon crash (and the sugar cravings that often accompany it) by sipping a tea that packs a big flavor punch. Studies show that activating your senses may energize your body and mind, so opt for a stimulating peppermint tea or spicy-sweet Vietnamese cinnamon tea. Spending a few blissful moments away from your work to prepare and sip your tea will help you return to your desk feeling refreshed and motivated.
The workday is done, your emails are answered, and the dinner dishes are washed—now, it is finally your time to wind down the day and indulge in some relaxation. Whether you plan to dive into a good book or catch up on your favorite television show, sipping a cup of soothing herbal tea will help your mind and body transition from work mode to rest mode.
The best evening teas contain zero caffeine and a blend of calming herbal ingredients, such as lavender and chamomile. Light your favorite candle, breathe in the gentle aromas wafting from your cup, and let the stress and chaos of the day melt away with every sip. By the end of your evening tea ritual, you will feel ready to drift off to dreamland.
The teas listed above are suggestions to help you get started in building your daily tea routine. For best results, browse The Republic of Tea website and select the teas that appeal to you based on your palate and wellness goals. As always, savor every cup of tea – sip by sip!