Coffee to Tea Signature Cleanse
We, at Arogya, have created a comprehensive and holistic Coffee-to-Tea Signature Cleanse to help you make the transition from coffee to tea, reduce your caffeine consumption, and help your body revitalize its natural balance and bring your body, mind, and spirit to a place of harmony and restoration. Each day, you will start with a caffeinated tea and as the weeks progress, the caffeine concentrations will decrease.
Your Morning Coffee
Many Americans start their days with the routine cup or two of coffee, often accompanied with cream and sugar. While coffee can give us a boost for the day and has been shown to have some medicinal properties, it can also negatively impact our ability to balance our mind, body and spirit.
We may feel invigorated and alive once we have our morning cup, but drinking coffee regularly can deplete the body’s ability to utilize energy, as if we are writing a check with no money in our bank accounts. Coffee stimulates the adrenal glands, which in return, stimulate production of adrenaline and cortisol.
In today’s stressful modern world, we do not need more external influence causing us to release these stress hormones, but can all benefit from a holistic and well-balanced way to maintain our body’s vital energy forces. Many of our healing teas can help restore that balance in the body, through helping detoxify the body from environmental and chemical toxins and regulating stress hormones.
The amount of caffeine in a cup of coffee can vary depending on the strength of brew, the degree to which the beans are roasted (lighter roasted contain more caffeine than darker roasts), and brewing method. The caffeine content in a normal cup of coffee (~8 oz) can range from 95 to 165 mg, averaging around 130 mg per cup. Customers at Arogya often inquire how much caffeine various teas contain and the answer to this question can vary greatly depending conditions such as climate, production techniques, and brewing style.
In the program’s tea descriptions (below), we’ve provided a percentage for each tea to display the caffeine content in comparison to average strength coffee (130mg per 8oz).
Each day of this program includes three different, individually bagged teas. The menu of daily teas changes every week to support the mind, body, and spirit during this process, so you can enjoy a wide variety of health-promoting teas throughout the day. This specific selection is intended to support lifestyle choices that nurture your health and well-being while slowly reducing your caffeine consumption.
This program can be repeated as you continue caffeine-reduction goals.
Did you Know . . .
Unlike coffee, tea from the Camellia Sinensis plant contains an additional amino acid called L-theanine (often referred to as just “theanine”). Evidence-based research has found that consuming caffeine in along with L-theanine encourages increased mental alertness, improves memory, enhances focus, and reduces stress/anxiety. L-theanine appears to positively transform the ways in which caffeine is absorbed by the body while minimizing the likelihood of caffeine jitters or over-stimulation.
Morning: Liji Dark Pu’er 2013
- This artisan fermented tea has a smooth yet robust nature, with flavor notes of earth and molasses. Pu’er has been found to have an array of health benefits, including the presence of naturally occurring statins and metabolism supporting properties. Learn more about these unique qualities here.
- ~40%-50% the caffeine as coffee
Afternoon: Energy Boost Tea
- This invigorating tea is a blend of green tea, yerba mate (also contains caffeine), and ginseng, which is a highly-prize medicinal herb known for it’s ability to increase vitality and energy.
- ~25%-35% the caffeine as coffee
Evening: Detox Blend Tea
- This tasty blend of holy basil, spearmint, rose hips, lemon myrtle, and linden blossoms is perfect for helping mellow out the end of your day and aids your body in the detoxification process. It’s delicious hot or cold.
Morning: Assam Tea
- This classic black tea is strong, creamy, and bold in stature. Delicious on its own or accompanied with milk and honey.
- ~40%-45% caffeine as coffee
Afternoon: Emerald Mountain Green Tea
- This energizing green tea is harvested in the early spring, this refreshing Chinese green tea offers a clear and vibrant experience, transforming your afternoon lull into a fresh breath of rich and invigorating mountain air.
- ~25%-30% caffeine as coffee
Evening: Calming D-Stress Tea
- This calming and healing blend of organic holy basil, fennel seeds, orange peel, and spearmint
helps ease end-of-the-day tensions, regulate your stress hormones, and aide in digestion and detoxification.
- Caffeine Free
Morning: Genmai Matcha
- A celebrated Japanese tea rich in flavor, color, and texture. Matcha, Japan’s legendary powdered tea, contributes a note of astringent intensity to sweet green tea and roasted rice. Delivers a balanced and hearty brew that can be enjoyed as part of a delicious meal or true complement to any time of day.
- ~35-45% caffeine as coffee
- This artisan white tea is made exclusively from the hand-plucked down-covered buds of the tea trees in the Fujian mountains. It’s clear, light-golden infusion has a savory aroma and sweet mellow finish that’s a wonder for the senses to behold.
- ~30%-40% mg of caffeine per 8 oz
Evening: Deep Relaxation Tea
- This soothing blend of chamomile, lemon balm, rose petals, lemon myrtle, valerian root, and strawberry is one of our most popular herbal tisanes for unwinding in the evening. In addition to encouraging deeper sleep, this floral and slightly fruity tea can quell anxiety and stress.
- Caffeine free
Morning: Spring Dragon Well
- This organic, first flush, Chinese Long Jing green tea can help add some spring in your step at the start of the day while also encouraging mental vigor and clarity.
- ~30%-35% mg of caffeine per 8 oz
Afternoon: Coconut Bai Mudan White Tea
- This playful yet delicious white tea will give you an afternoon energy-boost while satisfying your taste buds. In addition to organic white tea leaves, this unique blend consists of organic cornflower, safflower, organic shredded coconut and natural coconut flavor
- 10%-15% mg of caffeine per 8 oz
Evening: Buckwheat Tea
- This tea made from the Buckwheat plant, which unlike the name might suggest, does not contain any wheat or gluten. The bitter qualities of the plant are wonderfully balanced by a subtle sweetness that combine to produce a croissant-like flavor. A very nourishing and relaxing after-dinner tea.
Revamping Your Evening Routine
Oftentimes, we can be stuck in a cycle of coffee throughout the day to boost our energy and wine or other alcoholic beverages at night to relax and unwind. While these two energies juxtapose one another, balance can be restored so that upon waking, one feels refreshed and as the end of the day comes, you naturally slow down and rest.
A Note About Coffee and Your Bowels
Many people use coffee to regulate bowel movements in the morning. While coffee does have a strong ability to stimulate peristalsis (or the muscles responsible for causing bowel movements), long-term use of coffee is highly acidic and can be corrosive on your gastrointestinal tract. There are more gentle plant-based way to regulate your bowel movements and similar to coffee, other bitter herbs such as dandelion can stimulate peristalsis and allow for bowel movements without compromising the GI tract. Arogya’s Liver Cleanse is comprised of many different herbs, specifically dandelion, that can assist with elimination. It does contain some caffeine and can give you a morning boost of energy as well.
From the Arogya TEAm, we wish you happiness and the best of health. Cheers!