Dear coffee, it's time to put an end to this unhealthy relationship. We're breaking up.

Some just like the taste, others drink it out of habit, or truly rely on it for energy, no matter the reason, it's hard to find a person that doesn't turn to coffee as a staple morning (or afternoon) beverage. While it seems hard to resist this cup of magic in your morning mugs, your dependency for coffee could actually have detrimental impacts on your body and mind with constant consumption. As much as you may love a nice cup of joe, it just doesn't feel the same way about you. So, it's time to break up with your coffee consumption habits and try something new.

If you find yourself overloading on dehydrating coffee beverages, and you're looking for a way to perk up without the serious crash, switching from coffee to purple tea might just be the option for you. Swapping your daily cup of coffee for a healthier alternative like purple tea is sure to turn even the most avid coffee drinkers into tea-lievers. You'll sleep better, think better, digest better, and just all around feel better.

How Drinking Coffee Affects Your Body

The average person can drink up to 3 cups of coffee every day. While there's no doubt you'll feel a burst of energy after your cup of coffee, as time wears on, caffeine can cause the development of unhealthy habits and increase the likelihood of insomnia, headaches and anxiety. As caffeine is a central body stimulant, it impacts your body in different ways.

While low to moderate doses are generally safe, caffeine is addictive and users can become dependent on it and find it difficult to quit or even cut back. Consuming too much caffeine can also cause increased anxiety, irritability, or even severe drowsiness when it is not fulfilled, commonly referred to as 'crashing'. Your body could also physically react to caffeine sensitivity with heartburn, bowel irritability, nausea, or high blood pressure.

The immediate health effects alone are enough to make you consider cutting back or swapping for a better-for-you alternative, like purple tea.

What is purple tea?

Purple tea is a rare variety of tea grown in the Mt. Kenya region. The non-gmo tea leaf is a new variety of the classic tea plant, Camellia sinensis, from which black, white and green tea are also found. Purple tea is found exclusively in Kenya and is grown in cooler conditions. This, along with the higher elevation, allows the plant to sustain more sunlight which causes it to produce high levels of protective anthocyanins and higher levels of polyphenols. These anthocyanins are antioxidants that are red and purple in color, and give the distinct purple hue to the tea leaves.
Scientists believe the anthocyanins combat free radicals in your body, soothe inflammation, and power tremendous health benefits. Purple tea also has greater antioxidant and polyphenol activity than green tea and black tea. This unique type of polyphenol called GHG, supports weight loss and aids with brain health.

While gaining popularity in the tea space, people are still unfamiliar with the real significant health benefits that are unique to purple tea.

Benefits of switching to purple tea

Purple tea is lower in caffeine than any other tea, including green tea. This makes it a great alternative to coffee for those looking to limit their caffeine intake. While low in caffeine content, purple tea is high in beneficial antioxidants like anthocyanins. Anthocyanins reduce free radicals which can harm and damage the cells, resulting in illness and even certain types of cancer. Purple foods like blueberries, purple grapes, eggplants, and of course purple tea, support cardiovascular health, improve cognition, and reduce inflammation, so it is important to keep these foods, and purple tea as a part of your balanced diet.

Purple tea also contains a compound known as l-theanine, which helps to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. Other benefits of purple tea;

  • Fights off cold and flu symptoms (anti-viral properties)
  • Eases the pain of arthritis and inflammation in the body (anti-inflammatory properties)
  • Reduces cholesterol and helps prevent the risks of high blood pressure
  • Supports weight loss, and fights off body fat (GHG)
  • Helps control blood sugar level
  • Helps detoxify the liver and other dangerous toxins in the body
  • Help to fight wrinkles, improve skin tone, enhance complexion (anti-aging properties)

With all of these benefits and so much more, purple tea is a great choice for those looking to include healthy foods and drinks in their daily routine!

As you can see, anything you think your coffee can do, purple tea can do so much better. Make the switch from jittery java to purple tea. Purpose Tea’s naturally-brewed, bottled purple tea will ensure you have all of the energy without the crash or caffeine addiction. It’s time to leave your coffee for good and try the better-for-you beverage — mind, body, and spirit.