Mmm…Smells Like Tea Spirit

Chai chahiye?
Kyun nahin janab!

What self-respecting Pakistani would ever say no to a good cup of tea? If there is one, I don’t know them. We are a nation of absolute tea-holics; a cup with breakfast and the sunrise, a cup in the office after a bad commute, a pick-me-up at lunch time….it never ends, does it? 

Tea is our national pastime. It’s the only constant of the everyday lives of Pakistanis, with us through political upheavals and enlightenment, exhilarating cricket victories and crushing defeats, from the loving hands of your doting mother to the cornerstone guy with the Midas touch. Pakistan runs on chai and we wouldn’t have it any other way. 

People all over the world consume caffeine in some form or the other, through coffees and teas. Caffeine is an effective stimulant and provides us with some essential benefits. Studies have shown that caffeine intake improves mood, memory, information processing, alertness, endurance and energy, both physical and mental. It is rich in antioxidants and moderate consumption can reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, type-2 diabetes, etc. No wonder caffeine is the most consumed stimulant in the world.  

Of course, the key word here is moderate. Over caffeination is a genuine global issue with many adverse effects. Overconsumption of caffeine can cause sleep disruption, insomnia, anxiety, high blood pressure, digestive issues and incontinence (hence the increased bathroom breaks).

Caffeine is also very addictive, as many caffeinators can attest to, and tolerance to it increases with consumption. This means that having too much caffeine makes you used to its effects. Therefore, we tend to over caffeinate until we reach another tolerance point and continuing increasing our intake. The withdrawal symptoms, after a period of constant consumption, aren’t attractive either: migraines, fatigue, impairment in daily functions, irritable moods and depressive thoughts. 

Scientists say 400mg of caffeine is the maximum amount safe for human consumption. Putting things in perspective, an average cup of coffee contains 80-135mg of caffeine. A cup of black tea can contain 47-90mg. (And let’s not even get into what having too much sugar with your beverage does to you!) 

The geniuses at Bouteaque are experts at brewing premium herbal teas from around the world, a balance of stimulation and lingering benefits. YellowBerry has collaborated with them to produce two absolutely delectable tea blends. Crafted with love and care, our blends are tailor-made for morning stimuli and evening recreations! 

Ready, Set…! Morning Tea Blend is an energizing black tea brewed with authentic Flowery Pekoe in the base that improves your gut health and provides focusing power with only 27-35mg of caffeine per cup. The blend features the delightful flavourings of Chocolate and Orange, with subtle hints of Cinnamon and real Madagascar Vanilla and a scattering of lovely Blue Cornflower leaves. Ready, Set…! is a perfect balanced concoction. It gives you the energy you need in the morning, its beneficial to digestive health, controls your caffeine intake and, most importantly, smells and tastes absolutely delicious! 

Of course, evening tea is equally important. After a long, hard day, there’s nothing better than a strong yet satiating cuppa to ease away the tensions of the day. Downtime Evening Tea Blend is just the thing you need. A herbal tea based in Chamomile and Linden flowers, it features the scintillating scents of Lemon Balm, the clarity of Together-mint (a natural blend of spearmint and peppermint), the tartness of Rosehip and a soothing scattering of Red Cornflowers…what a feast for the senses! And, best of all, it’s caffeine-free, so is completely non-addictive and has no side effects like sleep deprivation. With Downtime Tea Blend, you can be assured of a good night’s slumber, every night. 

Wow, after amazing organic skincare and exemplary natural haircare, YellowBerry also offers the most balanced tea blends on the market. Is there anything we can’t do? Not likely!