Did you know that certain teas should be enjoyed during certain times of the day? There are multiple factors to consider while deciding which tea to drink!
1) CAFFEINE LEVELS
Caffeine is known to affect sleep patterns, blood pressure, and heart rate. Because of these things, it is important to carefully decide the best time to drink your tea.
Darjeeling can contain around 50mg of caffeine per 8 fl oz cup (depending on the flush). This is lower than black tea such as Assam, but higher than green tea which contains 40mg. Because of these caffeine levels, Darjeeling shouldn't be consumed too late in the day.
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Studies show that food digests best when you refrain from drinking while eating. According to Food Babe, "Drinking liquids during your meal dilutes your naturally occuring digestive enzymes and stomach acids which make it harder to breakdown food."
Darjeeling shouldn't be enjoyed with meals, but rather before or after meals.
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If you have a sensitive tummy, it isn't smart to drink tea on an empty stomach. This can cause discomfort. If you do like to drink tea first thing in the morning, opt for a cup of white tea. This tea tends to be easier on an empty stomach.
Darjeeling shouldn't be enjoyed right away in the mornings, it should be consumed after eating breakfast.
After taking these three factors into account, the ideal time to drink Darjeeling would be mid-morning. Since you've already had breakfast, it won't upset your stomach. It won't hinder your digestion since you aren't consuming it with a meal. It will also give you a nice energy boost as you start your work or school day. Darjeeling can help boost your metabolism as well, helping you burn more calories throughout the rest of the day.
If you would like to learn about when to drink other teas during the day, check out this great blog article by Toffler Niemuth: mindbodygreen.com
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