For over eight years, I haven't drunk normal tea. What I have drunk is lots and lots of coffee. I've always been told that it isn't good, but what I've come to realise over the last two weeks is this: coffee is great for the half-hour you drink it, but then it takes you lower than what you were before you drank it in your energy levels. Ever felt?
I'm back on my green tea, and I can't recommend them highly enough. Green tea is great all round – great taste, great health benefits and more importantly, immeadiate energy boosters if you need them. Healthwise, green tea is full of chemicals that can prevent one from cancer, arthritis and more because it's now being welcomed into the western world with open arms, however Chinese people have used it for hundreds of years.
"To date, the only negative side effect reported from drinking green tea is insomnia due to the fact that it contains caffeine. However, green tea contains less caffeine than coffee: there are approximately thirty to sixty mg. of caffeine in six – eight ounces of tea, compared to over one-hundred mg. in eight ounces of coffee." (from about.com)
I highly recommend it. Get yourself a small box and just try it. If you're not sure where to get it from, head to your local health store. Anything between 3-10 cups a day is great. Feel more energetic – you can live your purpose effortlessly and make a greater difference in the world. I know for a fact, I'm not heading back to the coffee.
There's a Chinese proverb that goes like this: "Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one."