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Moving to the UK was the trigger for my tea journey. I drank the hot beverage occasionally in the past growing up. However, relocating to the UK to pursue my studies and the subsequent adjustment to the cold climate in the UK made tea a firm fixture in my life.

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Tea has been part of my routine now for 10+ years now. I primarily drink it for the taste and flavour. I was therefore happy to discover the benefits of drinking tea everyday.

Tea for me was originally part of my morning routine but it has rotated over the years and in this season it is now more a part of my nightly wind-down routine. However, whatever is your preferred time to enjoy your cup of tea, the benefits of drinking tea everyday still apply. Here are 5 reasons that I have personally experienced:

5 Benefits of Drinking Tea Everyday

1/ Tea Helps to Keep You Hydrated

I currently live in the Caribbean so it’s hot year-round. It’s therefore important for me to drink fluids to keep hydrated. I try to stay away from soda and other sweet drinks so I mostly drink water. Tea fits the bill being primarily water and it helps me break up the monotony of water which can grow old after a while. Luckily I don’t have problems drinking hot tea in hot weather soΒ  I enjoy trying various favours and I’m always on the lookout for new flavours to try.

2/ Tea Aids in Digestion

I find that peppermint tea particularly is a great beverage to have after a meal as not only do I love the flavour, it helps aid the digestion process for my body. On the occasion that my stomach is upset, I find that drinking a cup of peppermint tea also works to soothe and settle my stomach. Drinking tea on an empty stomach has also been a helpful reset digestion wise at times. In addition, tea also serves to fill me up and decrease the amount of snacking I do between meals.

3/ Tea can be Calorie Free

I drink my tea without sugar and often without milk. This way, I gain all the health benefits of drinking tea everyday without also taking in unnecessary calories. On the occasions when I add milk (a low-fat version), I use a small amount to keep the calorie count low. When I am on a strict diet, herbal teas are a great default in my day. They work to help me feel full and drinking them plain (no sugar or milk) means that they are essentially “free” drinks as I do not need to account for any calories from them. When you’re restricting calories in other areas, it’s a blessing to have foods that are unlimited.

4/ Tea is Easy to Make

This benefit kicks in when time is not on your side as this is one of the quickest beverages to make. The longest time in the process is the time it takes for the water to boil. With a little planning, this time can be used effectively. For example, in the morning I use that time to prepare what I need for my tea (mug, teabag and maybe milk). Then I start preparing what I will have for breakfast. During the day at work, I put on the water to boil. While I wait for the kettle to whistle I complete some short tasks. In the evening or night, I may spend the time reading a few pages of a book or catching up on social media.

5/ Tea is a Health Boost

Of all the many benefits of drinking tea every day, this one is the best in my opinion. Tea, especially green tea contains antioxidants which form part of a healthy diet and assist in protecting the body. There has been research conducted that suggests that green tea may be able to reduce the risk of certain cancers (Read more here). Also, tea can help in weight loss efforts as I have experienced. In my nutrition, I commonly use it as a healthy substitute for sweet drinks. These are just a few of the health benefits associated with tea.

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Tea has been a daily staple for me over the past 10 years. I enjoy trying new flavours knowing that each cup I drink is doing my body good and offers variety in my diet.

What are your favourite teas and how frequently do you drink tea?


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16 Replies to “The Benefits of Drinking Tea Everyday- 5 Reasons I’ve Experienced”

  1. Tea Chocolate and Charms…what a great website name! I just read your article called The Benefits of Drinking Tea Everyday- 5 Reasons I’ve Experienced. I thought you provided some really good information.
    To be honest, I don’t drink much tea. I am a coffee drinker. I should drink tea, it would certainly provide me some good health benefits.
    Actually, I do drink tea during cold and flu season. I like to drink lemon, ginger and honey tea to boost my immune system.
    Thanks for your informative article.
    Have an awesome day!
    Angela

    1. Thank you very much for your comment. That’s great to hear that you do drink tea on occasion so you do gain some benefits of drinking tea. I’ve never tried the tea combination you mentioned but I can see that helping in cold & flu season for sure. Thanks again and enjoy your week!

  2. Although I am not a big fan of drinking tea but I want to say that I have heard a lot of good things about tea with regards to your health.

    I did not know that the benefits were so vast like you mentioned above.
    So what is your favorite tea?

    1. Hi thabo, thank you for your comment. Yes, most people tend to prefer coffee and often are not aware of the benefits of drinking tea. My all-time favourite tea would have to be peppermint tea πŸ™‚

  3. Your website is so Yummy!!
    I mean the whole design feel makes my mouth water!!
    Congratulations on achieving this.. and ALL THE BEST with a lot more content..!!
    BTW, did you know I am writing this from the TEA CAPITAL of the world – which is Assam, India.. google it and see.. so there goes some synchronicity!!
    :-)))

    1. Hi Zafar, thanks so much for your kind words. Yes, I’m looking forward to adding more content each week. That’s so cool that you’re from Assam, a great little bonus. Being from Assam, I hope that means that you’re a fan of the tea then πŸ™‚

  4. I love this site. Tea, Chocolate, what else can life offer. And it’s good for me too???? Wow! That’s a big plus. I am excited to read more about your experiences with both of these lovely things. For me, tea soothes my troubled soul and chocolate make me feel so much better. I don’t drink coffee any longer.

    1. Dave, thank you very much for sharing how tea and chocolate enhance your life. They really do go well together and I look forward to exploring more about that on this blog πŸ™‚

  5. Hi Tamika! Very pleasant to read this article, thank you!

    I used to be a coffee person, and not much of a tea lover. As I had to reduce my daily coffee intake, I started to drink tea more often. I particularly like white tea: its flavor is so light and refreshing πŸ™‚ I like green tea less, but I try to drink it too because of its incredible health benefits! Contrary to coffee, tea is very good for my body, and I can feel it. I drink it regularly, two/ thee times a day πŸ™‚
    Looking forward to reading your next posts! xxx

    1. Hi Margherita, thank you for your comment and for sharing a bit of your own personal tea journey. I enjoy white tea as well but it’s not as common over here. I am a regular green tea drinker for sure along with peppermint tea too. I never was a fan of coffee so I can’t compare or contrast the two but tea certainly works for me.

  6. Your site is so refreshing, vibrant, and full of happiness. Tea and chocolate are two of my favorite things. I love the way you write about everything. Your images just make you want to reach into the screen and snag some chocolate. It’s charming. ( see what i did there lol) I love your site!

    1. Hi Steven,

      Thank you very much for your comment and kind words. Lots of people enjoy the tea and chocolate combination so it’s great to e-meet you guys on the blog. I hope you hang around for the journey πŸ™‚

  7. I really enjoy relaxing with a nice, hot cup of tea in the winter. I particularly like herbal teas. I just can’t in the summer though – I need cool drinks (and I’m really not a fan of sweet tea!)

    1. Hi Ashli, thanks for your comment. I enjoy herbal teas as well, they’re great. Lucky for me I can drink tea year-round so it’s always Tea-time πŸ™‚

  8. I tend to drink green tea everyday and at least twice a day. I’ve been doing this for nearly 7 years now. The benefit is amazing. I have lost little bit of weight (not that I needed to ;-)). It aims at your belly fat too.

    Habib

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