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Morning Tea Ideas – Varieties, Preparation And Health Benefits

Morning Tea Ideas
Written by Robert

With so many teas in the world, you have to choose which one you should drink in the morning, afternoon or any other time.

You may stick to your favorite tea throughout the day. But the philosophy says it is better to match the tea with the flow of time.

In this article, I’ve come up with the great morning tea ideas. Being a tea lover, I use to follow this rule for a long time now.

7 Morning Tea Ideas For Every Generation

Want to enjoy a solo treat?  My collection of sweet and savory morning tea ideas is good for solo and group drinking excitements.

It took me more than a couple of months to finalize the list before presenting the same. So, you should take the advantage of this information and discover the easy morning tea ideas.

Types Of Morning Teas And Its Health Benefits

1.Green Tea

Green tea is a great option for individuals. No doubt, it is the most popular types of tea available on the market.

Originated in China and spread all over the world due to its several health benefits. This contains up to 25 – 40 mg caffeine per cup of tea.

Typically, it comes in different varieties that include Sencha, Gyokuro, Gunpowder, Matcha and Dragonwell.

Preparation

The morning tea recipes for preparing green tea are also easy. Let’s check out one of its preparing methods-

  • Place one tea bag or leaves into an empty cup
  • Pour heated water at 180o F (not boiled) over the tea leaves
  • Steep it for about 2 – 3 minutes

Take out the tea bag and enjoy your cup of green tea!

Health Benefits

  • It has antioxidants that lower the risk of cancer
  • It improves brain function

If you consume on regular basis, it also improves physical performance.

2.Black Tea

Black tea is one of the popular teas found in the UK, US, Australia and Netherlands. And, this is produced in various parts of the world including India and Sri Lanka.

It contains about 40 – 60 mg of caffeine per cup. But this measure of caffeine is not the highest amount amongst all morning teas.

Preparation

At first, heat up the water at 200o F till it starts boiling. Then,

  • Place tea leaves in an empty teapot
  • Pour heated water and steep the tea for 3 – 5 minutes

Filter it and enjoy your drink!

Health Benefits

  • It has the property that can reduce bad cholesterol by 7.5%
  • Certain studies also suggest that it could prevent the risk of stroke in adults

Let’s look at the next morning tea idea from the treasure-

3.Oolong Tea

In my list of morning tea catering ideas, Oolong tea comes second to green tea. It contains up to 25 – 50 mg of caffeine per cup.

Similar to the green tea, it also holds different varieties that include Dan Cong, Si Ji Chun, Ti Kuan Yin and Da Hong Pao with individual flavors.

Preparation

Pour water into a tea kettle and heat it up at 180o F till it starts boiling, then-

  • Allow it to become warm
  • Put tea bags in a cup and pour water

Now, steep the tea for about 1 – 5 minutes and enjoy its taste! (Steeping time depends on the quality of tea.)

Health Benefits

  • Regular drinking of Oolong tea boosts metabolism
  • It helps in managing type 2 diabetes in patients

No doubt, it is a good option for your morning needs.

4.White Tea

Studies found that it is made from the young leaves of the tea plant. And, this contains only about 10 – 15 mg of caffeine per cup. You may realize that it has no taste on your first sip.

Some of the varieties of white tea include Bai Mudan, Gong Mei and Baihao Yinzhen.

Preparation

Heat up water at 160o F and bring it to boil, then-

  • Pour water on the tea leaves
  • Steep it for about 1 – 5 minutes

Filter it and enjoy your morning tea!

Health Benefits

Evidently, it has the anti-aging property that helps in protecting your skin.

5.Matcha Tea

Matcha is a powdered green tea with up to 70 mg of caffeine per cup. You can prefer this tea in the morning if you want to try a new item from the market.

Preparation

First, take 1 – 2 tsp of tea in an empty cup-

  • Add hot water to the cup
  • Whisk it in zig-zag motion
  • It turns frothy

Congrats, your Matcha tea is ready!

Health Benefits

Well, there is no evidence of its health benefits. As it is made from green tea, you can drink it depending on your choice.

6.Pu-erh Tea

For adding flavor to your morning tea, you can taste the Pu-erh tea. It is aged and fermented for enhancing its rich flavor and aroma. And, it contains about 30 – 70 mg of caffeine per cup.

Preparation

First heat water at 195o F (don’t boil), then-

  • Place tea leaves in a cup
  • Pour hot water
  • Steep it for about 3 seconds

Your tea ready to serve! This leaves a fragrance in the cup for a long time!

Health Benefits

Till now there is no reliable evidence that tells about its health benefits on humans. But some reports claim that it may help in reducing cholesterol levels.

7.Yerba Mate

It is a type of tea made from the dried leaves of ‘ilex paraguariensis’ (an evergreen shrub). It contains up to 85 mg caffeine per cup of tea.

Preparation

Yerba Mate also has a similar tea-making procedure like Pu-erh tea. But you have to heat up water at 150o F temperature.

Once done, steep the tea for 30 seconds to enjoy the taste.

Health Benefits

  • It contains vitamins and minerals
  • Yerba Mate also has antioxidants

No doubt, drinking this tea keeps you healthy and active throughout the day.

Bottom Line

I hope this information has made it clear which is the best tea for drinking in the morning.

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About the author

Robert

Robert is a food enthusiast and a critique. He works as a head chef in a popular food joint at Cherry Hills, NJ. In his free times he likes to visit popular food forums and also contribute for Food Gear magazine. In his articles he shares his experiences with us.

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