Getting back into a routine can be difficult, but clean energy teas can really help ease you back in. After months of lazy summer days lounging by the pool, switching back to school mode might be the last thing on your mind. But with fall fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about your new routine!
Of course, getting back on a proper sleep schedule is important for boosting your energy, but including a good mix of clean energy teas can help you stay alert and on track. Let’s get into it.
What is “clean energy?”
“Clean energy” might sound like we’re talking about sustainable energy sources like solar power, but we’re actually talking about tea! “Clean energy” means a boost of jitter-free energy thanks to the unique combination of low caffeine levels and other stimulating compounds in tea like theobromine (which is also found in chocolate!).
Top clean energy tea ingredients
When most people think of energy-boosting beverages, their mind goes right to coffee. But tea is also a great option when you need that extra little push. At their core, many teas are filled with ingredients to help you stay on top of your game.
- Yerba Maté, Guayusa & Yaupon: The big draw for enthusiasts of these herbs is that they provide a balanced energy boost that’s been described as gentle, clean, calm and, most importantly, free of jitters. These ingredients help you stay alert, but they won’t keep you up all night either. All three plants are members of the holly family, and for this reason, we group them all in the maté category.
- Camellia sinensis (aka tea!): Yes, our favourite plant of all, Camellia sinensis, is a powerful source of clean energy! The tea plant naturally contains the power combo of caffeine with L-theanine, an amino acid that helps promote feelings of calm and well-being. It’s enjoyed across the world for a breakfast brew or afternoon pick-me-up. Our pro-tip? Garden to Cup teas (which contain just the tea leaf and no other ingredients) are often greater sources of caffeine than blended teas.
- Coffee Bean & Leaf: Who says you can’t have tea AND coffee? You can get the best of both worlds! Coffee beans are internationally loved for their rich, roasty flavour and bold kick of caffeine, but have you ever heard of coffee leaf? The leaves of the coffee plant also contain low amounts of caffeine, but with a mild and earthy flavour. Try out our assortment of coffee teas and see for yourself.
What are our top teas for clean energy?
At this point, you’re probably thinking, “Well that sounds like a great addition to my routine! But which teas do I need?” Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Here are the teas we recommend for a nice, clean energy burst:
Morning Detox: Say good morning to your perfect just-rolled-out-of-bed blend. This cooling and cleansing tea is made with metabolism-boosting apple cider vinegar powder, digestion-friendly turmeric, plus a pinch of gut-loving ginger. To complete your AM routine, the tea is on an energizing base of yerba maté.
Oat Milk Latte: Trendy lattes aren’t just for the coffee shop—our Oat Milk Latte blend has all the sweet, creamy flavours of oat milk blended with rich, dark roasted coffee. Plus, this tea has everything we reach for when looking for clean energy—roasted maté, black tea and coffee leaf! Stay awake (and jitter-free) all day long!
Organic Jasmine Black Pearls: Black pearls and black jasmine teas are both extremely rare. So what do you get when you combine the two? A seriously special, super-rare, once-in-a-lifetime tea. Big, hand-rolled pearls are made for re-steeping, so we love to start the day with a cup, and then re-steep throughout the day. With its delicate jasmine aroma, caramel notes and wild honey sweetness, it’s definitely a tea experience worth seeking out.
Organic Gyokuro Yamashiro: A green tea unlike any other, Gyokuro Yamashiro (which translates to “Jade Dew”) is shaded for 6-7 weeks prior to plucking which increases its L-theanine content, making the leaves dark, extra-energizing and extremely rare outside of Japan. We love green tea for beating the after-lunch slump or for a serious study session.
Work clean energy tea into your routine
Sometimes, perfecting your routine can take some time. You need to find what works for you and your schedule and that might involve some trial and error. You really can’t go wrong with the clean energy that these teas provide, so try slowly integrating them into your routine throughout the day and reap the benefits!