How to Transition From Coffee to Tea

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Caffeine can wreak havoc on your body. It’s one of the most commonly used addictive substances in many cultures. If you’re looking to transition away from coffee in your daily life, tea can be a great stand-in when you’re feeling a craving. Here are some reasons why tea can help with coffee detox and some tips and tools to use during that transition process.

Some Like It Hot

Many people are addicted to coffee because it’s a warm, first-thing-in-the-morning boost. Tea can, and does, replace this for many people all over the world. If you enjoy a hot cup first thing in the morning to awaken your senses, tea can fill that role to help you get used to life without coffee.

Experiment With Flavors

Another perk of using tea in your daily life instead of coffee is that there are so many blends and flavors to savor when it comes to tea. You can explore all types of tea from all over the world. You can still experiment with tea the way you might with coffee strains.

Try it Cold

Iced tea typically has a small amount of caffeine and can be a great way to add a little sweetness and hydration to your day. Iced tea, like hot tea, also comes in a rainbow of flavors and blends. Experiment to find a few of your favorites that you can rotate throughout your week so that your palate doesn’t become bored.

Stages

Tea comes in a variety of caffeine levels and includes many decaf varieties. You can gradually reduce the caffeine levels of your tea as you’re getting rid of coffee. This way you won't have to deal with caffeine withdrawal symptoms like headaches and irritability. Teas like matcha and chai have high levels of caffeine and could serve as your introduction to the world of tea straight off coffee.

Keep the Timing Similar

If you have coffee as the first thing in the morning and then several times throughout the day, keep your timing the same with a mug or glass of tea. This can help fool your body into thinking that it’s not actually being deprived. Staying consistent will also help ensure that you’re hydrated throughout the day.

If you want to make the jump from coffee to tea, a world of exploration awaits. There are dozens of varieties available at Culinary Teas. The staff is eager to help and answer your questions as you journey from coffee to tea.


Courtney Ciesielski
Courtney Ciesielski

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