One of my favorite daily treats is a hot, relaxing cup of tea. Just the smell of a rich, Premium Black Tea instantly de-stresses me and helps me refocus. I even carry one or two of my favorite tea bags in my purse during the winter months so I will have my favorite type handy when the mood strikes.
I like to have a cup of tea in the morning rather than coffee. The caffeine in a 6 oz. cup is just enough to get me moving while another cup in the afternoon starts me off on the right foot after work and staves off the need for an afternoon snack and nap.
Other ways to incorporate tea into your day is to keep a small tray ready with tea cups and tea bags in case a friend drops by or to have friends over for an afternoon tea rather than for dinner. The snacks traditionally served with tea are much more cost-effective than an entire meal.
A Bit About Tea
Besides being touted as a stress-reliever, tea has also been studied over the years as a possible cancer-fighter (green tea) and coronary artery disease fighter (black tea). Ginger Tea is one of the best ways I know of to calm an upset stomach whether caused by motion sickness, virus, food or pregnancy.