3 Reasons to Start Drinking Loose Leaf Tea

3 Reasons to Start Drinking Loose Leaf Tea

Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. If you're tired of the sugar in soda or the caffeine craze of coffee, here are 3 reasons why you should start drinking loose leaf tea TODAY.


1. Get Your Caffeine Fix Without Jitters or Crashes 

Tea, soda, and coffee all have caffeine in them, but the way that caffeine affects your system is completely different.

When tea leaves are infused, the caffeine combines with tannins which prevents caffeine from being released rapidly. The caffeine effect in tea, therefore, lasts longer and is more regular. The stimulant effect in tea sharpens the mind, increases concentration, and eliminates fatigue.

In tea, caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and the cardiovascular system by enlarging the diameter of the vessels in the cerebral cortex. When ingested in coffee, caffeine has a direct effect on blood circulation through the coronary system, stimulating an acceleration of the heart rate. Think of tea as a stimulant and coffee as an excitant. 

Can't or won't have caffeine? Try caffeine-free herbal teas A.K.A. Tisanes. 


2. Improve your Diet by Eliminating Milk, Sugar, and Added Flavorings

The only ingredient in tea is... tea. No added sugars, syrups, or flavorings. Nutritionally speaking, a single serving of tea has 0g of sugar and only 2 calories. Compare that to any soda, energy drink, or cafe beverage.

High quality specialty teas, when brewed correctly, have amazing flavors and aromas that do not need any milk, sugar, lemon, or any other added ingredients making teas one of the healthiest, tastiest, natural beverage alternative out there! 


3. Taste the Terroir of Different Lands

One of the biggest wonders of tea is being able to taste the terroir ("taste of place") of the region the tea was produced in.

Thanks to the international status of tea, there's always another tea to try. There are always different tasting notes, favors, aromas, and cultural traditions to explore. Every tea has a story.





Tandem Tea Company is New Orleans’ finest Tea Purveyor.

Our mission is to spread the love of tea by sourcing high quality, single origin, loose leaf teas and organic herbal blends from around the world to create the perfect tea menu. Whether you’re steeping loose leaf tea for the first time or looking for premium grade leaves, we are here for you with a variety of teas and information curated to meet your needs.


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