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.
Caffeine Levels in Tea vs. Coffee
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.
Caffeine and L-Theanine in Tea
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
- 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 the unique healing qualities of pu’er.
- ~40-50% the caffeine as coffee
Afternoon: Kagoshima Sencha
- This chlorophyll-rich green tea has a particularly fresh aroma and umami flavor. Famous amongst connoisseurs of green tea in the traditional Japanese style
- ~35-45% 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% the caffeine as coffee
Afternoon: Bancha Hojicha
- A fantastic everyday green tea made from the leaves and twigs of the autumn and winter harvests. This tea has the least caffeine of all our green teas as a result of the roasting process.
- ~10% the caffeine as coffee
- Celebrated the world over as a digestive aid and tonic for the nerves, Peppermint offers a fresh-clean aroma with a pungent-sweet taste experience. Delightful to the senses, clarifying to the intellect, and uplifting to the spirit.
- 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% the caffeine as coffee
Afternoon: Bai Hao Yin Zhen
- 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% the caffeine as coffee
Evening: Deep Relaxation
- 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: Jasmine Yin Hao
- Superb value for a delicious, high-quality green tea. Yin Hao, meaning “silver-tipped,” describes the type of prestigious leaf that is picked and then bathed in the sublime sweet scent of pure jasmine flowers. Smooth, clear, and light, with a depth of fresh flavor.
- ~30%-35% the caffeine as coffee
Afternoon: Tropical Ginger White
- A refreshing and naturally sweet tea, perfectly comprised of tropical fruits, botanicals, and white tea for an exotic splash. Also, an excellent tea for cold brewing.
- 10%-15% the caffeine as coffee
- Help yourself unwind from stress and anxiety and bring yourself to a place of peace and tranquility. Chamomile is known for its ability to calm the stomach and nerves.
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!