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Our Most Hydrating Teas

Skip the drinks loaded with sugar and additives like soda and energy drinks and instead, enjoy a cup of tea! Hot or iced, tea is a great way to elevate a cup of water into a drink full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that can help with things like boosting your immune system, aiding weight loss, and improving digestion.

It's super important to stay hydrated.


When considering your daily hydration, remember that the suggested intake is around 15.5 cups for men and approximately 11.5 cups for women. While this might seem daunting, this includes all your liquid consumption during the day. So, you might realistically find that consuming 6-8 cups of water suffices. Nonetheless, even that amount can feel substantial, particularly if you don't find plain water appealing. This is where hydrating teas come into play – they offer a wonderful method to staying hydrated. Not only do they infuse extra flavor into your daily regimen, but they also introduce valuable antioxidants to your diet.

How Tea Can Affect Your Hydration

While you should still try to get some plain water in your system daily, the rest of your water intake is up to you. Skip the drinks loaded with sugar and additives like soda and energy drinks and instead, enjoy a cup of tea! Hot or iced, tea is a great way to elevate a cup of water into a drink full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that can help with things like boosting your immune system, aiding weight loss, and improving digestion. However, there are some things to watch out for when picking teas for hydration:

Caffeine Content

Caffeine can have a diuretic effect on your kidneys, which can cause your body to produce more urine. It does this by increasing the blood flow to your kidneys, encouraging them to flush out more water. This frequent urination can cause you to become dehydrated. When you're choosing teas, pay attention to the caffeine levels if you plan on consuming large amounts.

How Much You Drink

Just like it's possible to become overhydrated from drinking too much water, the same can happen with tea. According to Gundersen, “Drinking too much water can cause the electrolyte levels in the body to get out of whack and cause sodium levels to plummet”. In addition, make sure to watch how much caffeine is in each cup you'll be consuming. Consuming caffeine in amounts larger than 500mg, or 6-13 cups of tea, is more likely to have a significant diuretic effect.

Best Uses for Tea for Hydration

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Tea is a great alternative to water as an everyday source of hydration. It's just as effective in maintaining hydration levels, and naturally contains no sugar or calories. It's an all-natural substitute to other artificial pre workout drinks that often contain other dyes and additives. Whether you're playing sports, doing a vigorous workout, going for a hike, or even just going for a walk, tea is a great way to make sure you're staying hydrated. Besides the hydrating factor, tea also provides other benefits to boost your workout like:

An All-Natural Energy Boost

The first step to working out is finding the energy and motivation to get it started. Drinking an energizing tea like Trugrit Energy Tea that has just the right amount of caffeine in it or even a caffeine-free blend that has natural energy like Stimulating Tea can give you just the right push to conquer your workout. You can even use tea as a base for an easy, all-natural sports drink.

Increased Metabolism (Healthy Weight Loss)

Many teas, especially green tea, contain antioxidants called catechins, which can aid in weight loss when combined with healthy diet and exercise. Many studies have been conducted and have found that “Decreases in body weight, body mass index, and subcutaneous fat area were found to be greater in the catechin group than in the control group”. If you're looking for a way to speed up your metabolism, try adding tea into your routine.

Aiding in Muscle Aches/Damage

Making it through your workout is just one part of the process, dealing with aching muscles afterwards while your body recovers is another. Drinking tea as a pre workout drink as well as a post workout drink can help alleviate that soreness. Tea has been used for thousands of years to help reduce the results of inflammation and soreness.

The Best Types of Tea for Hydration

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Tea is a great alternative to water for hydration because - with the exception of any added sugars or fruit - it's almost entirely water. However, if we take into account the above factors, caffeine-free teas make the best choices if you're specially looking for teas that will help with hydration all day long. Thankfully, there's a large variety of caffeine-free and decaffeinated blends that offer a large range of flavor profiles.

Decaffeinated Teas

If you love the flavors of classic teas like English Breakfast, Sencha Tea and Earl Grey, you're in luck! We offer your favorites with the caffeine removed, but the same great taste. We use the CO2 method, which keeps the qualities of the original tea and removes 98% of the caffeine in the process, brewing a beautiful caffeine free drink that stimulates your senses and refreshes you.

Herbal Teas

Most herbal teas are 100% caffeine free, with the exception of teas that contain Yerba Mate or Guayusa. Herbal tea is a mixture of various plants, roots and fruits. Most, but not all are caffeine free and offer a wide variety of health benefits. With over 25+ herbal options to choose from, stay hydrated with a variety of flavor options like Raspberry Lavender, Purple Papayaberry, Peppermint or Hibiscus.

Fruit Tisanes

Fruit Tisanes contain no tea - instead they use dried fruit, flowers and herbs. There are no added sugars in fruit tisanes. In fact, the calories and sugar content are zero per serving. Only natural botanical flavors are used in these tisanes, so if you love a fruit kick, fruity tisanes might be your new favorite way to hydrate! Try popular flavors like Strawberry Guava, Lotta Colada or Casablanca for a fruity delight that will bring you back to the days of drinking Kool-Aid or fruit punch.