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A Strong Case for Tea over Coffee

We’re big tea people. Don’t get us wrong, we’re perfectly normal sized people—we just happen to love tea. Coffee is wonderful, but there’s just something about the simple elegance of brewing a cup of tea that we’ll always take comfort in. It’s a soothing sort of ritual. And while SomruS tastes wonderful in coffee, our cream liqueur elevates something as simple as a cup of tea into something truly remarkable. The other wonderful about tea is the fact that we’re still discovering new health benefits to this ancient beverage. While these claims aren’t entirely substantiated yet, there’s a lot of promising evidence in a few of them. For example:

Tea is comparatively rich in antioxidants, in comparison to coffee (and even many fruits and vegetables)—particularly black and green teas. Antioxidants detoxify damaging free-radicals from the body. And while scientists are still working to understand this phenomenon, the evidence supporting the benefits of tea is growing.

So what does this mean from a practical standpoint? A great deal of research indicates that regular tea drinkers (two cups or more daily) have fewer strokes, less heart disease, and lower (bad) cholesterol. They also have the added benefit of recovering more quickly from heart attacks. Some tests even find a link between a boosted metabolism, which we’ll take a look at next.

Green tea can help with weight loss. A study from The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition came to the conclusion that: “Green tea has thermogenic properties and promotes fat oxidation beyond that explained by its caffeine content per se. The green tea extract may play a role in the control of body composition via sympathetic activation of thermogenesis, fat oxidation, or both.” Just 12 weeks spent drinking green tea can potentially take an inch of your waistline.

This one is purely cosmetic, but tea doesn’t stain teeth nearly as much as coffee does. Call us petty, but who doesn’t enjoy a pearly white smile? And the best part? Tea has virtually no calories, so when you drink it versus, say, diet soda, you’re enjoying all of these added benefits. Not to mention, when you want to indulge, tea pairs amazingly well with SomruS.