I love tea. I drink several cups a day – and more in the cold winter months, although any I drink after about 1 pm must be decaffeinated or herbal tea.
Every morning I have a cup of yerba mate which is a great tea to get my day started. There are lots of health benefits and it is believed to contain a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
I usually have a cup of tea around 11:30. I alternate between some type of green tea (Tulsi green, green kombucha or Celestial Seasonings Green with White Tea and Ginseng), black tea, white tea and oolong.
I always combine one of those with an herbal tea depending on my mood – it could be peppermint, lemon-ginger, pomegranate or roobios. A friend and I were talking about tea this morning and she said she heard Dr. Oz say that oolong tea is a metabolism booster and you can drink as much as you want since it has no caffeine.
She asked if I’d ever heard that. I’d heard Dr. Eric Braverman say it was an excellent tea for those who are trying to lose weight, but I hadn’t heard about the no caffeine part. I always thought it did have caffeine. She said she had switched to white tea in the afternoons because she was under the impression that it didn’t have caffeine, but she was having trouble sleeping lately and wondered if that could be the cause.
Well, I researched it and found that all three: green, white and oolong do indeed have caffeine. White tea has the least and oolong the most of the three. They all have wonderful health benefits, but if you are sensitive to caffeine – just be sure not to drink them too late in the day.
And also, don’t just believe everything you hear – no matter who says it! Find out the truth for yourself.