The Three Stimulants in Tea that Keep You Alert ... NOT the Caffeine!

Tea is a perfect alternative to coffee. This is not to say coffee is bad for you; like many pleasures it is good in moderation.  If you decide to switch to tea you will experience its many health benefits.
Tea has lower caffeine content than coffee, it is not acidic, and it can help you focus for long periods of time.  


The three stimulants in tea have calming and soothing effects, yet keep you alert: 

Theophylline  relaxes smooth muscles, increases blood flow, and has anti-inflammatory effects. 

Theobromine is a mild diuretic.  it also helps to relax your muscles and the nerves in the veins so the blood flows easily.

L-Theanine is an amino acid that reduces mental and physical stress. Combined with caffeine it increases attention, working memory, and focus.