Herbal Teas Can Wake You Up!
While many people are aware that tea leaves have more caffeine than coffee, the sad fact remains that the processing of the tea plant, Camilla Sinsensis, drains most of the caffeine from the leaves. Coffee beans retain most of the caffeine they hold naturally during the journey from field to cup. There are several natural herbs, however, that can be counted on for a “jolt.” Most prevalent is yerba mate, a popular tisane, or herbal tea, in Argentina and Brazil, which you can purchase here, at the online store of Red Leaf Tea! In the Middle East, the leaves of the qat (kat) plant are chewed in cafes during the social hours, much as coffee is consumed in the West. Kola and Cocoa beans, when in their natural states and not overly processed, have strong levels of caffeine in them. If you are interested in creating herbal blends, keep these facts in mind as you mix beans and leaves!