While 2020 has been a crazy roller coaster for many people, it has never been more important to improve some of our health goals going into this new year! And what better way to do so with some delightful and refreshing tea. There are many different ways that tea can influence a healthier and happier daily life. Here are some ideas you can try at home to meet those January health goals!
Dry January: Trying to cut down on your alcohol consumption? Try replacing some of those glasses of wine and cocktails with tea! Berry, grape or lemongrass teas can be great replacements for wine with similar tasting notes of candied fruits, berries, and lemon. Our own Moscato Oolong is inspired by wine and blended with grapes to give a young fruity flavor. Try these teas cold to replace those boozy cocktails or hot to warm your fingertips in the chilly January month ahead!
Replacing tea with coffee: Trying to cut down on your coffee consumption? Tea is a great way to replace those morning and afternoon coffee cravings! Unlike coffee, tea is a great source of caffeine but without the jitters. It can give you a “calm focus” instead of the jittery high crash you get when drinking a cup of coffee. A dark tea with a little milk can be just as rich and satisfying as that daily cup of coffee you may be craving. Try Nandi Hills Black tea with a dash of milk both iced or hot for that smooth and rich flavor. With so many different types of teas with tons of different flavor options, anyone can find which tea they love best.
Fitness and physical health goals: Looking for something to pair with your exercise goals? Tea is the perfect thing to give you a crashless energy boost and keep you hydrated before going on your daily run or workout. Not only will a nice ice tea refresh you after an activity, teas such as matcha are full of polyphenols which contain many antioxidants perfect for building up your immunity and physical health.
Mental and social health: Drinking tea can be beneficial not only for your physical health but also for your mental health. This year has been draining for many, so it’s important that we take care of both. Drinking tea can be a very grounding ritual and can be very calming paired with activities such as meditation. Tea can also be the perfect conversation starter, it’s a social beverage that can help us reconnect in times like this when we need it most. Tea isn’t just a beverage, it's a lifestyle about being present and in tune with nature, community, and your body.
With all of this in mind, start the New Year with a cup of tea in mind and you’ll be ready to tackle your 2021 goals with gusto.
~About Jacob, the author~
My name is Jacob and I'm a creative originally from San Francisco. I'm an up and coming DJ and recently moved to Los Angeles to be closer to the heart of the music scene. I love to talk to people and learn about what they do and what their story is. My favorite tea is hands down the Blue People Oolong because it have a really unique sweet aftertaste that I love.