The Male Guide to Drinking Tea
When the word “tea” is heard our thoughts naturally go to tea parties with floral place settings or women sitting around drinking high tea in extravagant hats with fancy attire when in fact tea has a very male-dominant history. Men in China, Japan, and India have been brewing tea for thousands of years while reaping its health benefits and also enjoying its natural flavors. Japanese Samurai’s, for instance, turned tea drinking into a ceremonial tradition while discussing important matters of state, eventually becoming a tradition that is still used today. Which is what prompted us to write this blog.
That brings us to why should men drink tea? Tea contains important components for maintaining men’s health (including preventing prostate cancer), protecting against heart disease (a major killer of men), and fighting overweight/obesity (32% percent of men). Tea is rich in an antioxidant, called polyphenols, that help regulate blood pressure, body fat, liver function, and other bodily functions. t’s an effortless way to boost your health, energy, and raise your vibrations by connecting with the gifts provided by nature. Below is a user-friendly guide of tea types, their benefits, the caffeine levels and our professional suggestions for each type.
The Male Guide to Picking Tea
Green Tea is the oldest and a top favorite for many due to its sharp flavor profile. Loaded with antioxidants and healing properties makes green tea an ideal morning beverage to kick start the day.
Caffeine Content: Medium
Suggestion: Emerald Mountain
Black Tea is a staple in the tea community and can be found anywhere, black tea is usually a good tea for someone transitioning from coffee to tea.
Caffeine Content: High
Oolong Tea, a blend of green and black tea, provides a layered and complex flavor profile. Oolong is ideal for men who have a hard time focusing or concentrating in the middle of the day. Making it a lovely afternoon pick-me-up beverage.
Caffeine Content: Medium-high
Suggestion: Coffee Oolong
Pu’er Tea, by far the most eccentric, it usually comes in a “cake” form or in loose sharp pieces. Pu’er needs to be rinsed once before brewing to help bring out the earthy, rich flavor profile. Just like wine, this tea gets better with age.
Caffeine Content: High
Suggestion: Dark Pu’er
Herbal Tea, a versatile and very healing beverage due to the heavy content of Chinese medicinal herbs used. This is tea can help with anything from sleep aid to digestion and much more.
Caffeine Content: None
Suggestion: Dark Buckwheat tea bags