I’m a proud Aussie, and here in Australia, we drink an average of 9.5 cups per person per week of tea. Admittedly we aren’t the UK or India when it comes to tea connoisseur-ship, but the tea industry is growing, and that means I know a thing or two about drinking delicious brews and finding the perfect morning teas for the perfect start to your day.
Morning teas can add a little bounce to your step without the downsides of coffee. Not to mention the other benefit of morning teas — they are absolutely delicious. So, without further ado, let’s jump into my personal favourite teas to drink in the morning and how they might benefit your morning routine.
the best tea to drink in the morning
If you are looking for the best tea to drink in the morning, you are in the right place. Follow along as I share with you my favourite morning teas as well as some of the best morning teas for your health!
English Breakfast Tea
English breakfast tea is one of my absolute favourites; there’s something so calming about starting my day with a delicious cup of English breakfast. Trust me, if you are looking for one of the ultimate morning teas, you cannot go past this delicious brew. It’s all in the name… it’s made for the mornings.
English breakfast will kickstart your day with a natural caffeine boost, giving you the energy you need to tackle whatever the day holds. It’s also packed with antioxidants, making it delicious and healthy. Cheers to that!
Mao Feng Green Tea
Green tea is often included in lists of the best morning teas. But, I say, move over green tea; I have made a recent discovery in my morning tea collection — Mao feng green tea is a green tea, but better. This pure green tea is light and refreshing, making it the perfect addition to your morning teas collection.
With all the benefits of green tea, like a natural energy boost and plenty of antioxidants. Teapig’s Mao Feng Green Tea is a light and refreshing way to start your day and truly earn its place in your collection of morning teas.
Earl Grey Tea
When it comes to morning teas, you really can’t go past a classic mug of steaming Earl Grey. Earl Grey is one of my personal favourites; I mean, who can honestly resist the heavenly aroma of bergamot wafting from your cup?
This divine morning cuppa boosts the benefits of other teas, giving you a natural energy boost in the morning, helping improve your immunity, improving digestion and metabolism, and so much more. It’s simply not a morning tea collection without an Earl Grey.
Next up on the morning teas selection, something minty fresh, peppermint tea is a truly good morning tea. Peppermint tea is one of my favourites, reminiscent of spa days and soothing relaxation. Put simply; peppermint tea is like a cool breeze on a warm summer's day — it’s the perfect lighthearted start to your day.
Peppermint tea is also excellent for digestion, making it a great fit for an early-morning brew. Start your day the right way. Trust me; your body will thank you for it.
Let me introduce you to the crème de la crème of morning teas, teapigs style. The spiced superstar or morning tea, chai tea, is a delicious and fragrant brew full of flavour. Chai tea combines black tea with a collection of spices, providing a unique flavour profile.
Sporting all of the same benefits as a classic black tea, chai tea is an energizing, not to mention addicting, addition to your cabinet stocked full of morning teas.
Lemon and Ginger Tea
We are sure you’ve heard an array of celebrities speaking about the benefits of lemon or ginger in the morning — why not do both? On the topic of morning teas, lemon and ginger tea is a standout.
Lemon and ginger are a dynamic duo, pairing up to help boost your immune system, aid with digestion, and of course, provide you with a delicious cup of aromatic flavour. I personally recommend adding this little number to your rotation of morning teas.
Rooibos with a twist
If you are looking for all the health benefits of classic morning teas but with a little twist, our spiced winter with rooibos may become your new best friend. This spiced winter blend takes all the goodness of rooibos (which I for one, can’t get enough of!) and adds a touch of warmth and spice to make your morning ritual extra cosy.
Rooibos is a caffeine-free alternative to other black teas while still boosting the same full-bodied flavour profile. It’s rich in antioxidants and also contains zinc, which has a ton of benefits, including improving skin health.
Liquorice and Mint tea
Looking for something completely different to the standard morning teas? Well, look no further; I have found just the thing — Teapig’s Liquorice and Mint Tea is a super-fresh brew that combines the sweet and unique flavour profile of liquorice with the minty fresh goodness of classic mint. The result? An irresistible flavour combination.
Liquorice and mint tea is great for digestion, making it the perfect start to the day. Make room in your morning tea collection; this brew deserves a spot.
Apple and Cinnamon Tea
I am absolutely smitten with a few morning teas, but the apple and cinnamon tea from Tea Pigs might have to take the cake (or should I say apple pie?). This blend is a deliciously comforting morning tea that transports me to my favourite bakery whenever I take a sip.
This tea is as indulgent as a delicious dessert without the guilt. Plus, it aids digestion and boosts your immune system. Every stash of morning teas should include an apple and cinnamon tea.
Chocolate and Mint Tea
Who said a sweet treat couldn’t be included in all of the best morning teas? I can tell you one thing; they were seriously mistaken — this chocolate and mint tea is the perfect indulgent addition to my collection of morning teas, and it should be included in yours too!
This decadent blend is the perfect sweet kickstart to your day, helping curb cravings and giving you various health benefits along the way. Now that’s one good morning tea.
Calming Chamomile Tea
While many morning teas contain caffeine, some people prefer a more calming option for their morning tea selection — in walks chamomile. Chamomile tea is like that one friend you leave feeling soothed and relaxed every time you talk to.
Chamomile is caffeine free, offering you a delicate and peaceful start to your day. Plus, it's packed with antioxidants and can help soothe your digestion. While chamomile might already be on your nightstand, I can’t recommend adding it to your morning routine enough, it really is a good morning tea.
That’s a wrap on my favourite morning teas on the market — starting your day with one of these can really sparkle in your step and positively impact your health with an array of handy benefits.
If you are ready to join me and combat feeling absolutely knackered in the mornings, opting for a naturally caffeinated tea is a great coffee alternative, or if instead, you want to simply start your day with a delicious ritual, another of Tea Pigs’ fabulous morning teas are sure to tickle your fancy. You can also use our Teapigs mood-o-meter to find the perfect brew for you. Whether you are in a sleepy mood, stressed mood or indulgent, our mood-o-meter will pair you up with your perfect match.
So why not put the kettle on and let the magic of these good morning teas do their thing? Now, if you will excuse me, my tea is getting cold!
faq's on morning teas
Q. What tea is best to drink in the morning?
A. When it comes to the best tea to drink in the morning, it really comes down to your personal preferences. Some people enjoy a caffeinated option like Earl Grey or English Breakfast, while others prefer a calming chamomile to be just the thing. The good news is that you can find your favourite morning teas through experimentation — get sippin.
Q. Which tea gives you energy in the morning?
A. Caffeinated teas are some of the best tea to drink in the morning as they give you a natural energy boost; if you are looking for a healthy energy boost to start your day, green tea may just be your new favourite option from our range of morning teas. English Breakfast and Earl Grey are also great options for a coffee alternative.
Q. What's a healthy morning tea?
A. Almost every single tea comes with a list of health benefits, so you basically can’t go wrong. While there isn’t a singular best tea to drink in the morning, there are plenty of options. Again, it comes down to personal preference and what you enjoy drinking. Rooibos is a particularly healthy option, packed with antioxidants.
Q. Should I drink water before tea in the morning?
A. Yes! Hydration is so important for our bodies, so we recommend having a glass of water before your cup of morning tea.