Looking for that morning or mid-afternoon boost? The teas listed below are a great choice for you!
Although tea contains less caffeine than coffee, there are other components to tea that may help your mood and concentration.
For example, you may have noticed that drinking a cup of tea feels nurturing and comforting. This is not your imagination! Scientists have discovered that Theanine, a rare amino acid found exclusively in high-quality tea, has beneficial effects on the body. Theanine is known to promote mental and physical relaxation, improve mood and reduce anxiety without causing drowsiness. This important amino acid directly stimulates the production of alpha brain waves, creating a state of deep relaxation and mental alertness similar to what is achieved through meditation. Theanine also positively affects neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and serotonin, in the brain. Scientists believe that Theanine may also increase concentration and memory, combat PMS, and regulate blood pressure.