Looking for a natural boost to help you get through a busy day? Discover which herbal teas give you the most energy in our latest blog post.
Sure, we all know that coffee’s caffeine content can give us a bit of a boost when we’re feeling low on energy. But chugging cup after cup throughout the day can leave us feeling jittery and wired.
If you’re looking for alternative ways to up your energy levels and keep powering through until bedtime, we’ve got you covered. In this blog, we’ll look at which herbal teas give you the most energy, so you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.
Some of the herbs on our list contain caffeine, while others are caffeine-free and give you a gentler, but longer-lasting energy boost.
1. Green Tea
For those who can’t do without their daily dose of caffeine, green tea is a great choice. It contains caffeine, which means it gives you all those associated benefits – increased energy, focus, and alertness. However, it also contains L-theanine, a compound that helps to balance out the caffeine by making you feel calmer and less stressed.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, ginseng is used as an all-round tonic and is said to bring vitality and mental clarity. Scientific studies support these claims – ginseng helps to reduce fatigue and boost both physical and mental energy.
Caffeine may be great for giving you an initial boost of energy, but if you want to maintain a steady, calm level of energy throughout your day, then ashwagandha may be the herbal tea for you. This herb is prized in Ayurveda for its ability to boost mental and physical performance and reduce stress.
Another great herbal tea to choose for energy is rhodiola. It’s been used for thousands of years in Scandinavian countries to increase physical endurance and performance. Research shows that rhodiola helps to reduce fatigue and boost our energy levels.
Like ginseng, astragalus is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat tiredness and fatigue. In Chinese, this herb is known as huang qi, which translates as ‘yellow life energy’. It’s an adaptogen, like many of the herbs on this list, helping to combat stress at the same time as raising your energy levels.
For a quick burst of energy, guarana is definitely your friend. This herb is native to South America and is packed full of caffeine, giving you plenty of energy when you most need it. Indeed, guarana has a higher caffeine content than coffee, so you’ll only need a small amount of this herb to feel the effects.
Which Tea to Try First?
If you’re reading through this list and thinking “how on earth do I choose which herbal tea to try first?”, then relax. You don’t have to choose between them.
The beauty of herbal teas is that different herbs can easily be combined together to make a single health-boosting tea blend. And that’s how we like to roll here at NutraTea, where we make functional herbal teas designed to support your health and wellbeing.
Each of our blends contains herbs specifically chosen to address a particular area of your health. When it comes to giving you a natural energy boost, there’s no better tea to try than NutraBoost, our premium blend for vitality and mental clarity.
NutraBoost contains all six of the energising herbs on this list and is designed to give you a steady, long-lasting energy increase, but without the jitteriness that can come from drinking coffee and other caffeinated drinks.