3 Best Coffee Alternatives

These 3 teas make a perfect coffee substitute. (Image: Noelle Buske/Compfight cc)
These 3 teas make a perfect coffee substitute. (Image: Noelle Buske/Compfight cc)

I don’t know about you, but I drink coffee every day. And there is no need to change that; coffee is not a baddy—when it’s drunk in moderation.

So when you love coffee, but want to cut down a little, what can you drink instead?

Three coffee substitutes to get you through the day (and off the exhausting caffeine treadmill).

  1. Dandelion Tea tastes a lot like coffee. You can drink this roasty-flavored tea as you would coffee—black, white, and with a little sweetener. The Chinese drink this beverage to heal and cleanse the liver.
  2. Chai Tea is rich, sweet and spicy—a perfect comfort drink with a third-less caffeine than coffee. Cinnamon, cardamon, ginger, black pepper, and cloves soothe the lungs and promote circulation. In Ayurvedic medicine, Chai tea is thought to be calming, clarifying, and revitalizing for both mind and body.
  3. Matcha Tea is becoming popular due to its superior health benefits that go beyond regular green tea. The green powder made from stone-ground tea leaves contains an arsenal of antioxidants, amino acids, minerals, and vitamins. Matcha is calming, but keeps the mind alert, a good choice for riding out a working day.

 

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