When it comes to keeping your body fit and feeling its best, hydration is E-VE-RY-THING. Why not up your hydration game with a delicious feel-good alternative to water? Here’s how to get the most out of your workout with iced tea.
Q: Should I drink tea before, during or after a workout?
A: From pre-workout fuel to cool-down thirst-quenchers, iced tea is not only incredibly hydrating, but also often filled with tons of vitamin and mineral-rich ingredients. Whether you drink it before or after your workout, it really doesn’t matter. The important thing is that you hydrate your body 100% of the time.
Q: Which teas do I drink before a workout?
A: 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.
Q: Which teas do I drink during a workout?
A: Ah, the green tea vs. black tea debate. Mid-workout is the perfect time to reach for a caffeinated booster that’ll recharge your batteries. Contrary to popular belief, the diuretic effects of caffeinated teas don’t counteract hydration—you’re still absorbing the water present in the tea. Plus, tea leaves are famed for their mega health benefits.
One of our favourite green teas to drink during a workout is Organic David’s Detox. This cleansing blend combines green tea to kickstart your workout, hydrating rooibos and circulation-loving nettle and ginkgo. Other green teas you can sip mid leg-lift are Organic Japanese Sencha, Blood Orange Boost, Green Passionfruit and Organic Gyokuro Yamashiro. How’s that for motivation?
If black tea is more your thing, refreshing Organic Blueberry Jam should be at the top of your to-sip list. This fruity blend of energizing black tea and antioxidant-rich blueberries and elderberries is a delicious way to fuel your hard-at-work bod. Plus, it’s great on ice!
Q: What about drinking matcha mid-workout?
A: 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 traditional Matcha Matsu or juicy Peach Matcha.
Q: Which teas do I drink post-workout?
A: 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 iced 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 fanatics say Sunny C is our best post-workout tea. With a glow-boosting burst of sweet carrots, orange, hibiscus blossoms and a sunny dose of Vitamin C, this juicy blend is guaranteed to nourish those tired muscles… and kick that post-workout radiance up a notch.
Wild Grown Rooibos is also a go-to. Rooibos is rich in electrolytes and naturally super hydrating. That’s why it’s often referred to as the sports drink of the plant world, making it perfect after a sweaty sesh at the gym.
Q: What’s the best way to sip iced teas on the go?
A: We love sipping hydrating blends out of our all-in-one gadget 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.
With deliciously hydrating iced tea by your side, now you have the perfect motivator to get you to the gym. Ready, set, go!