The Best Part of Waking Up is Red Tea in Your Cup
Your bed is warm. Your pillow is soft. Your body is completely relaxed. Your alarm goes off—good feelings are gone. Mornings can be hectic and often times getting out of bed is more difficult than the work that you carry out at your job. A large number of people rely on their coffee to get their day going and to give them that boost that sparks internal motivation…or at least enough motivation to get out of their pajamas.
Although a nice cup of joe is helpful in some respects, there are also risks that come with drinking coffee such as increased cholesterol and high blood pressure. Let’s not forget the nervousness and over-stimulated feelings that can also occur as a result of a cup or two.
If you are looking for a healthier option, you are in luck. Tea is a wonderful alternative to that pot of coffee. We’ve talked before about how red tea is beneficial to our bodies and minds in various ways. This particular type of tea is especially helpful in aiding depression and tension.
The use of tea as a healthy stimulant goes a long way back. The Chinese scholar Lu Yu wrote an early treatise on tea and advised, “When feeling hot, thirsty, depressed, suffering from headache, eye ache, fatigue of the four limbs or pains in the joints, one should only drink tea. Tea tempers the spirit, harmonizes the mind, dispels lassitude, relieves fatigue, awakens thought, prevents drowsiness and refreshes the body and mind.”
One might argue that coffee has the ability to awaken thought as a result of caffeine, but there are so many other positive things that tea can do for a person in addition to stimulation. Red tea has the power to bring harmony to your life, energize your mind, and relieve pain as well as stress.
Red tea is known to have a soothing effect on the central nervous system and is a safe, long term herbal remedy for headaches, irritability, disturbed sleeping patterns, insomnia, nervous tension, stress, hypertension, panic attacks, and even mild depression. By drinking red tea on a regular basis, a person can rest assured knowing that their days will be more relaxed and their nights more peaceful.
Red tea can be purchased at your local grocery store—we recommend Rooibos tea from Celestial Seasonings.