Chai vs. Latte: The Great American Breakfast Showdown
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Chai vs. Latte: The Great American Breakfast Showdown

Here's a million-dollar question for you, 'do you take tea or a cup of Joe for breakfast?' This is definitely a tricky one, especially for those who love having breakfast, and it's practically incomplete without a steaming cup of something caffeinated. In the US and India, breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. It's more like a sacred ritual, enjoyed by millions daily and throughout the week. However, most people have busy days; they need caffeine to kick-start their day with a bang.

Interestingly enough, while coffee has reigned in the US for the longest time, there is now a new contender in town. Chai is indeed ready to challenge the dominance of the latte. Tea may be an underdog in the West but an undisputed champion in the East. It is reputed for its rich flavor profile, origins, taste, and health benefits. So, let's look at how and why coffee lovers in and across the US are gradually shifting to tea.

Chai vs. Latte

The classic latte originates from Italy. The word latte in Italian means milk. It is a staple in most cafes, made with espresso shot and steamed milk. Latte is famous for its bold flavor and creamy texture. So, how has tea stolen the spotlight?

Though tea has been a beverage of choice among British and Indians, Indian teas have created a buzz for all the right reasons. Darjeeling and Assam black teas are the most popular Indian teas ever. Here's why?

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Perfect Caffeine Daily Dose

While coffee has 95 mg of caffeine in a cup, Darjeeling has one third of caffeine content. This is a safe way to kick-start your day with the right amount of energy boost while avoiding the jitters and crashes that people who frequently consume coffee often experience.

Also, too much coffee can cause insomnia, headaches, nervousness, fast heartbeat, and muscle tremors.

Tantalize Your Senses

When you wake up for breakfast, you need something that shakes and wakes you up to take the day by its horns. And what better way than Assam black tea? Assam black tea's bold and robust flavor packs a powerful punch to awaken your senses. More importantly, the full-bodies taste and malty undertones are perfect for people who like hearty and strong brew in the morning.

Plethora of Health Benefits

Another reason chai is coffee’s top contender is its many health benefits. Darjeeling and Assam black teas are loaded with antioxidants. Hence, they boost the immune system, protecting the body against free radical damage. Likewise, many studies show that black tea:

  • Improve heart health
  • Increase metabolism
  • Improve mental alertness

Wrapping Up

So, switch to tea to improve your overall well-being and avoid unwanted jitters. Shop with us for the broadest selection of Darjeeling and Assam black teas. Try Spring Imperial's first flush Darjeeling tea. The vegetal and grassy notes and soothing floral aroma will arouse your senses. We have more flavors, too. Explore now.

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