De-Stress and Stay Alert With Tea!

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by Danielle Beaudette

All tea, whether white, green, oolong, or black, comes from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. For this reason, scientists recommend drinking any type of loose tea to get the maximum health benefits. Five cups per day is recommended, so give yourself some variety and choose a tea from each category!

For thousands of years, monks have been drinking tea to maintain alertness during meditation. In the past few years, scientists have learned that there are two elements in tea that are responsible for this alertness – caffeine and L-theanine. Caffeine aids in stimulating the mind and the L-theanine promotes a mindful state of relaxation.