Some people have a hard time preparing breakfast and they do not find the time to do it, as soon as they get up. We are talking about breakfast, the first meal of the day, and which can not miss foods rich in vitamins and minerals, which provide us with all the nutrients we need.
This is one of the reasons why healthy breakfasts with tea contribute to improving our health, since having breakfast with tea is synonymous with providing a digestive product, which activates our mind and our metabolism.
Depending on how is our day to day and how is our health, we will opt for a variety or another of tea. In any case, what is clear is that to accompany breakfast with tea, is to bet to begin the day well and to help us to take it better.
Benefits of Tea at Breakfast
Why choose tea instead of coffee? The truth is that in Hummingbird Tearoom, while it is true that we love both, we can not deny that tea drives us crazy.
But if you think, let’s focus on the benefits of tea at breakfast, as well as the different types of tea that help us to put our body and mind ready, since they improve digestion, stimulate our brain and, in many cases, help to satiate hunger and not snack so much between meals, either by adding a cloud of milk or because it is one of the characteristics of that variety of tea.
Let’s see then, what are the best teas for breakfast and get the aforementioned benefits. We give you some breakfast ideas.
Black tea for breakfast is a good choice and is one of the classics that never fail, especially, if we talk about the traditional English breakfast.
In fact, in Hummingbird Tearoom we have a variety of Irish Breakfast and English Breakfast teas, which honors what we just talked about.
Considered a natural energizer, drinking a cup of black tea in the ideal breakfast brings vitality and energy, thanks to the theine it contains (in fact, it is the variety that has more).
That is why it is perfect if you do a job in which you have to be concentrated or you have to study, but do not abuse it too much, because it can produce an excitement that you do not need.
In addition, it is also a tea with a significant amount of antioxidants, so it is perfect to help control cholesterol.
Of course, you have to keep in mind that it has a strong flavor, although the aroma is less intense, for example, than red tea. Depending on whether you want it more or less strong, you will have to let it infuse for more or less time.
Matcha tea for breakfast has become very fashionable in recent times, often replacing traditional green tea for this moment.
Why is this? Because drinking matcha tea is synonymous with drinking the crushed tea leaf, something that does not happen with any other tea, since what we drink is the infusion of the leaf.
This means that each cup of matcha tea provides a large number of antioxidants (the highest of all), being that delicious ally that reduces cholesterol.
But not only that, but it also helps us to protect the liver and control insulin levels, at the same time as blood sugar levels, so it is great for people suffering from type 2 diabetes.
Now that we have already talked about matcha tea, it might seem that it is not worth drinking green tea for breakfast, but nothing could be further from the truth.
And is that green tea provides a large number of antioxidants, much more than black or red, and also has other properties.
Properties such as: being a natural cleanser, help burn fat naturally, take care of our cardiovascular health, improve memory, and help take care of it or improve the appearance of our skin, so it will always be great to have a cup of green tea for breakfast or almost any time of day.
It is also perfect for controlling fluid retention, so keep an eye on this interesting variety of tea that will also control your stress at specific times of the day.
The truth is that chai tea for breakfast is one of our favorites. A tea that is characterized by being very aromatic, thanks to the spices with which it is made, and that, in turn, allows it to be a very digestive tea.
In addition, it is one of those perfect teas to combine with a cloud of skimmed milk and, therefore, that has a more satiating effect. This does not mean that it is a substitute for anything, simply that it will help you better control your appetite throughout the morning and not snack between meals, but to want to eat healthier foods.
What to Eat with Tea for Breakfast
The first and easiest thing is to think that if we accompany the tea with cookies, everything is already solved, but since it is the most important meal of the day, we invite you to turn it around, and you get the following options.
On the one hand, you can drink tea alone, or in the case of red tea, black tea, and chai tea, you can drink it with cow’s milk or vegetable milk, whichever you prefer. And, of course, always without sweeteners.
The infusions that you have at your disposal in Hummingbird Tearoom are natural and you can enjoy its 100% authentic flavor because they do not carry any additives. In case you still need to sweeten it, opt for natural options, such as a teaspoon of pure honey.
In addition, to enjoy a complete breakfast add cereals such as oat flakes with berries, either on a slice of bread (if it is wholemeal, the better), some fresh and seasonal fruit (whenever you can), and some protein, which gives you more energy, such as a slice of ham, an omelet with one egg, avocado, salmon or fresh cheese.
With all this information, now you can start the day with energy, prepare a healthy breakfast to help you change those bad habits with which many people start the morning, and, of course, without forgetting your cup of tea, from the camellia sinensis plant or rooibos and add vitamins and minerals that your body needs, nicely and healthily.