How to get the most out of your workout with tea

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When it comes to keeping your body fit and feeling its best, hydration is EVERYTHING. Why not up your hydration game with a delicious feel-good alternative: iced tea.

Set yourself up for success with a workout tea kit

Workout Teas: Crush your pre-training jitters with Organic Serenity Now, sip hydrating Just Beet It or Organic The Skinny while you’re sweating it out, then ride that post-workout high with vitamin-infused Sunny C or restorative Turmeric Glow. There’s even a cute little sweatband in the reusable pouch.

Workout Essentials: Kill it at your next workout with cleansing Choco Chaga Detox to start, energizing Just Beet It during, and citrusy and hydrating Sunny C for the grande finale. Includes an exclusive leakproof Iced Tea Press and a drawstring pouch to make your gym neighbour extra jealous.

We love sipping hydrating blends out of our all- in-one Iced Tea Press – the fastest and easiest way to make iced tea on the go. Just steep your loose leaf, add ice and press down for instant refreshment.

Should I drink tea before, during or after a workout?

From pre-workout fuel to cool-down thirstquencher, iced tea is not only incredibly hydrating, it’s often filled with tons of vitamin and mineral-rich ingredients your body craves. Whether you drink it before your workout or after, it really doesn’t matter. The important thing is that your body is hydrated 100% of the time.

Teas to drink before your workout

Sometimes gearing up for a big workout sesh can be a little daunting. Get rid of those butterflies with a caffeine-free iced tea. Herbal infusions are a great gateway to gaining mental focus and ensuring you stay cool, calm and collected before breaking a sweat.

A DAVIDsTEA fan-fave pre-workout tea is Organic Serenity Now. This iceable caffeine-free tea is packed with soothing ingredients like strawberries, lavender, hibiscus and rosehips to help dial back those jitters and get you in the zone.

Teas to drink during your workout: green tea vs. black tea

Mid-workout is the perfect time to reach for a caffeinated booster that’ll recharge your batteries. How? Contrary to popular belief, the diuretic effects of green and black tea don’t counteract hydration – you’re still mostly absorbing the water present in the tea. Plus green tea’s jade leaves are packed with mega health benefits.

The best green tea to drink during a workout is Organic Goji Green. This fruity blend combines green tea to give you the kickstart you need with some of nature’s most nutrient-dense superfruits: goji berries.

Other green teas you can sip mid leg-lift are Organic Japanese Sencha, Pura Vida, Green Passionfruit and Organic Gyokuro Yamashiro. How’s that for motivation?

If black tea is more your thing, refreshing Maracuja Mango should be at the top of your sip list. This fruity blend of energizing black tea, juicy mango and exotic passion fruit is a delicious way to fuel your fabulous bod.

What about drinking matcha mid-workout?

When it comes to working out with tea, matcha is a triple threat: energizing, detoxifying and downright delicious. Made from ground green tea leaves, you get a powerful punch of benefits with each and every sip. We recommend replenishing fluids and nutrients with a dose of tradish Matcha Matsu or juicy Peach Matcha.

Teas to drink after your workout

You sweated your heart out, put your muscles through the wringer and worked that Stairmaster like a pro. Now it’s time to give your body the Tea-L-C it deserves. That means winding down and rehydrating with a caffeine-free drink that’ll not only quench your thirst, but also replenish lost minerals and fluids.

The results are in and the majority of DAVIDsTEA gym rats say Sunny C is our best post-workout tea. With a glow-boosting burst of sweet carrots, orange, hibiscus blossoms and Vitamin C, this juicy blend is guaranteed to nourish those tired muscles… and kick that post-workout radiance up a notch.

With deliciously hydrating iced tea by your side, now you have the perfect motivator to get you to the gym.

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