7 ways to incorporate tea into your daily life

7 ways to incorporate tea into your daily life

7 ways to incorporate tea into your daily life

Tea is a magical beverage. Mostly, tea is consumed worldwide not only because of its taste and aroma but also because of its health benefits. From its comforting warmth to its wide array of flavours, tea has become an integral part of many cultures. Infusing tea into daily life can help in many ways to live a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

In this blog, we will discuss the top 7 ways to infuse tea into daily life to live a healthy life.

Kickstart your day with a caffeine boost- After fasting for almost 8–9 hours at night during sleep, the body becomes less energetic in the morning. It needs an instant energy boost. Caffeine can boost the body's energy. According to medical science, a human body takes most of its energy from food and beverages in the morning. Among various beverages, tea is one of the most popular and useful drinks to fuel up the body with an early morning caffeine boost.

Among all teas, matcha and black tea contain the most caffeine. Whereas 1 gram of matcha contains 19–44 mg of caffeine, the same amount of loose black tea contains 22–28 mg of caffeine. Ideally, a cup of strong black tea is required to fulfil the early morning energy requirement in the body. Matcha is great for those who follow a high-intensity workout regime. It is one of the most underrated health beverages for gym-crazy people.

Cook with teas- Tea offers various ways to consume it. You can drink tea, just as you can eat tea. Yes, you heard that right! Various cookies, pastries, and cakes are made of tea. Tea foods can be extraordinary and rich in taste, but the condition is that the tea leaves or the tea ingredients should be natural and of high quality. Tea foods have a separate fan base among food lovers. Here are some of the tea foods you must try:

  • Lavender Earl Cookies.
  • Cardamom-Ginger Biscuits.
  • Black Tea Cupcake.
  • Lavender Cupcake.
  • Mango Matcha Pastry.
  • Matcha Ice Cream etc.

But what is the significance of adding tea ingredients to food? The reason is pretty simple: health benefits. Preparing these foods with tea elements can increase the nutrient values of the food.

Refresh with a tea bath- Teas are full of multiple antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. You can intake these health properties of tea not only through drinking tea or eating tea-based foods but also by applying tea leaves directly to the body, which can help you take care of your skin's health. Generally, once-used tea leaves are thrown into the trash. But do you know that those tea leaves can be used in various external ways to improve your skin's health? A tea spa or tea bath is a very useful way to do this.

If you have a sufficient amount of tea leaves, brew them in hot water for 4-5 minutes. Now let it cool down for a while until it reaches room temperature. Use this tea in your bathing water while having a bath. Bathing with tea water twice a week can give you significant results.

  • It reduces the rashes.
  • Cures irritation on the skin.
  • Cleans the skin.
  • Improve the glow.
  • Make it soft.

Afternoon tea is a good habit- Drinking tea in the afternoon is actually a good habit. Afternoon tea, or high tea, is a tea tradition in different provinces. The purpose of afternoon tea is to provide the stomach with a little bit of relaxation and help it digest the food. This is the reason afternoon tea is consumed after lunch. Spearmint green tea or peppermint herbal tea—both of these teas are perfect to relax the stomach and digest the heavy food. But apart from these, any kind of black tea, matcha, or herbal tea can be the perfect fit for afternoon tea.

Apart from helping with digestion, afternoon tea has a different purpose. It’s quite normal that the body gets relaxed after a heavy meal because it uses a lot of energy to digest the heavy meal. Hence, you need an instant caffeine boost to compensate for the lack of energy. Especially if you are in a job role that is physical in nature, black tea and matcha can be great options for you.

Infuse tea meditation into your daily life- Tea meditation is a mindful practice that is deeply rooted in Zen Buddhism. As part of this meditation technique, tea is properly prepared and consumed. It is a form of active meditation that encourages us to be fully present in the moment and to engage all of our senses. By focusing on the process of preparing tea and the sensory experience of drinking tea, we create space for inner quiet and tranquillity.

The purpose of tea meditation is to increase the power of the brain and sensory organs. If you are lacking in concentration, this practice can help you improve your concentration power. Not only that, tea meditation relaxes the mind, releases anxiety, and helps to cure insomnia.

Tea breaks are fruitful- All work without a break can make you dull and less creative. Though the workaholics won’t agree on this, it is a proven fact. Creativity and fruitful ideas come from a positive, fresh mindset. The monotonous mind can’t think anything out of the box. Hence, you need a tea break. Often, herbal teas are considered the best tea options for tea breaks. Tea is not all about the taste and health benefits; sometimes it’s about the aroma. Herbal teas have a certain natural smell and are effective in relaxing the mind. Often, the cool minds are the fruitful ones. But if you prefer to drink strong-flavoured tea during your tea break, masala chai can be a great choice.

Say yes to bedtime tea- If you want to know the importance of sleep, ask an insomniac. Insomnia is one of the worst diseases of this era. The reasons for sleeplessness can be multiple: bad lifestyle, smoking and alcohol drinking habits, unhealthy food and irregular sleeping habits, excessive stress, and anxiety are the most important reasons.

A cup of Chamomile Herbal Tea daily can help you combat insomnia. The relaxing effects of chamomile buds are quite effective in relaxing the nerves, unwinding them, and putting you to sleep. Bedtime tea is very underrated now-a-days. But the significance of this can be realized if practised correctly. Ideally, the best time to drink bedtime tea is one hour before going to sleep at night.

 Do you ever wonder why there are multiple different flavours in tea? It is not because of the taste or aroma; the reason is the purpose. Tea is a very vast subject that is difficult to know entirely by the layman. But these steps are not so difficult. It would be great if someone could apply all these steps to their daily lives, but if not, infusing any of these steps into their daily lives can give them significant results gradually.