Tea Vs. Coffee Caffeine

Tea Vs. Coffee Caffeine

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Anything Coffee can do Tea can do Better.

Not only does traditional red tea (what we in the West call black tea) give you even energy without the jitters or the crash (lets admit it, coffee does make you crash--plus its a bit addictive, I know, I used to need my cup of joe every few hours) but red tea is actually very very good for you. 

One of the healthiest varieties of red tea is a purple tea. Anthocyanin is a type of flavonoid, thought to provide health benefits in part through its antioxidant effects. This bioactive compound shows big promise in recent studies, offering strong anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activities, as well as the potential to suppress human cancer cells, improve eyesight, and protect against liver injuries and dementia. This potent flavonoid is found in abundance in purple tea (which is a varietal of red tea.)

Red tea is invigorating and steady, it is ideal for the morning as the yang energies of the day are rising. 

Some bagged black teas can make you jittery, but this is most likely due to chemicals rather than caffeine content. 

Living Teas are seed-grown in their native environments, free of any chemical fertilizers, pesticides or weed-killers, they will never make you jittery.

Living Tea seeks out seed-grown, hand-processed Red Tea with beautifully shaped leaves and infusions that are best savored without any additives. Generally, Red Tea is known for its robust "fully-oxidized" flavor profile, strong pervasive Qi, mild sweetness and "awakening" quality. 

Of all Living Teas, red teas have the highest caffeine content. If you're looking for steady energy with very little caffeine then check out Puerh rare and aged teas. 

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