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10 REASONS TO DRINK TEA IN THE MORNING

Updated: May 9, 2023

Recent studies have confirmed that drinking tea in the morning has several benefits.

Firstly, tea is a great way to wake up and provide the body with energy. It contains caffeine, which stimulates the nervous system and helps improve mental alertness.

Tea also contains antioxidants that help protect the body from cell damage and may help reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases.

Drinking tea in the morning can also help increase metabolism and promote weight loss.


Here are 10 reasons why you should drink tea every morning:

Increases energy without the jitters

All teas contain varying amounts of caffeine, which increases energy levels, improves mood and reduces fatigue. Caffeine is a natural stimulant that gives a slight wake-up boost in the morning, helping you feel more alert and motivated throughout the day.

Morning tea drinkers do not tend to experience the afternoon jitters or sluggishness that are associated with other caffeinated beverages such as coffee. The key is to choose a tea that is naturally rich in caffeine, such as black or green tea. This is because it is believed that the caffeine contained in tea is absorbed more slowly, ensuring calm and steady focus.

If you like to work out in the morning, tea can be an excellent source of hydration before any exercise. With enough caffeine to provide energy, tea can be a good way to improve performance in support of a healthier lifestyle.

It is recommended not to add any sweeteners as this may offset the benefits. Let it steep for 3-5 minutes.

Improves brain function and memory

Mental fog in the morning can be annoying. You know the feeling: you wake up groggy, struggling to remember even the simplest things.

Two of the substances in tea that stimulate the brain are L-theanine and caffeine. Caffeine is known for its beneficial effects on mood and mental processes, while L-theanine improves memory and reaction time when taken together with caffeine.

Most studies suggest that the combination of L-theanine and caffeine in tea appears to have a positive effect on mood and improve brain function more than L-theanine or caffeine alone.

Drinking a cup of tea in the morning can offer significant benefits for brain health, allowing you to better cope with the hustle and bustle of daily life, while the warmth of tea can help relax and calm the body, facilitating mental clarity.

Fights Off Free Radical Damage

Tea is rich in flavonoids, antioxidants which eliminate harmful toxins and byproducts that can damage cells, including free radicals, unstable molecules that can cause cell oxidative stress, a type of damage that can lead to cancer, heart disease, and other serious health conditions and they’re present in everything from pollution to cigarette smoke.

Tea is also a great source of other nutrients like vitamins C and E, which also have antioxidant properties. The detoxifying effects are another good reason why tea can get your day started off on the right foot.

Boosts The Immune System

Your immune system consists of proteins and cells, which combine to form an intricate network that defends your body from disease. When your immune system is functioning in a healthy capacity, you can recover more quickly from illness and fight disease-causing germs, cancer cells and parasites that enter your system.

If you want to improve your immune health, the best thing you can do is be open to making lifestyle changes with researched benefits, such as getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, modifying your diet to include more healthy food (more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains - less added sugars) and drinking a cuppa as a regular part of your morning routine.

According to recent studies tea, being so rich in antioxidants such as alkaloids, powerful disinfectants which have high antimicrobial, antiviral, and germicidal properties, can boost and support your immune system, helping protect you to fight against colds and the flu and to alleviate symptoms such as a sore throat, upset stomach, and even congestion.

Certain kinds of tea may provide more potential health benefits than others depending on the plant compounds in your cup, such as Green, Turmeric and Ginger tea.

Relieves stress

Drinking tea in itself is a calm and comforting ritual, the simple act in itself can help reduce anxiety levels and restore emotional balance. There is also a fair amount of evidence to suggest that drinking tea can relieve stress levels. This is likely due to the combination of caffeine and L-theanine contained in tea leaves. Caffeine has been shown to improve mood and alertness, while L-theanine has been shown to promote relaxation. Together, these compounds may work to help improve psychological well-being.

There is nothing better than a cup of hot tea in the morning: it reduces stress and anxiety, clears the mind and helps kickstarting a tranquil and productive day.

Increases metabolism

Research suggests that, in addition to increasing energy consumption, tea can boost metabolism, reduce body fat and facilitate weight loss.

Simply replacing higher-calorie beverages with tea helps reduce total daily calorie intake, just as certain types of tea increase thermogenesis (a metabolic process involving the body's production of heat).

Some studies indicate that green tea, in particular, may even help reduce food cravings and appetite in general. Green tea consumption, combined with regular exercise and a balanced diet, can therefore be part of an effective weight loss plan that can help achieve satisfactory results.

It is no secret that what you eat and drink can have an impact on your metabolism. Although no food or drink can magically stimulate it, sipping tea every morning can still give it a little boost.

Has a little less caffeine than coffee

A cup of tea in the morning will give you a little less caffeine than a cup of coffee, but it will also give you a more sustained energy boost throughout the day. That’s because the caffeine in tea is absorbed more slowly by the body.

If you’re looking for an energizing morning drink that won’t leave you feeling jittery, reach for a cup of tea instead of coffee. You can also enjoy all the benefits of tea without caffeine by brewing herbal teas or decaf teas. Either way, you’ll start your day off on the right foot.

Soothes Digestion

Tea has been used as a soothing drink for centuries and is thought to have a calming effect on the whole digestive tract. It has been shown to reduce inflammation and improve overall gut health.

Drinking a hot tea in the morning is also a tasty way to stimulate gastrointestinal activity in some people, helping relieve or prevent constipation, thereby helping maintain a healthy bowel habit.

Regulates Blood Sugar

Some teas contain certain compounds that may be particularly beneficial when it comes to improving blood sugar levels. This may be particularly important for people with type 1 or 2 diabetes for whom tighter blood sugar regulation is vital.

Tea contains polyphenols which may increase insulin activity and is also a great carb-free way to improve hydration in the morning. However, it is important to remember it can depend on which kind of tea you consume and how you take your brew as to how effective it is in regulating blood sugar.

When you drink tea first thing in the morning, you’re helping regulate your blood sugar levels. That’s because tea, green tea in particular, contains catechins, which are antioxidants that help lower blood sugar levels by increasing insulin sensitivity.

Drinking tea can also help reduce inflammation, which is another cause of high blood sugar levels.

Fnally, tea containing less caffeine than coffee won’t give you the same spike in blood sugar levels that coffee can.

Protects teeth and oral health

Tea has powerful oral health benefits and can help fight two types of bacteria: Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus, which are associated with tooth decay.

The tannin in tea is an alkaloid with strong astringent properties. The astringent action fixes the gums firmly on the teeth, preventing them from loosening and falling off.

When taken without sugar, tea neutralises excess acids in the mouth and destroys germs. Furthermore, one study suggested that the polyphenols in tea, especially green tea, may help curb the bacteria that cause bad breath.


Drinking a cup of tea every day for breakfast is certainly a good and healthy habit. In addition to having a diuretic and draining action that helps purify your body and being low in calories, tea gives you a burst of energy, affects mood positively, improves memory, fights ageing, strengthens the immune system and reactivates metabolism, relieves stress, aids digestion and keeps your teeth healthy.


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