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Coffee seems to get all the attention and cute Pinterest shots, but tea can actually be more beneficial and just as delicious. Tea is also cool because there is such a variety of flavors and caffeine levels. But no matter what type of tea you’re sipping, you’ll be gaining benefits from it and detoxing your system.

A lot of tea actually come from the same plant, but the difference in processing techniques is what makes the flavor and benefits differ. Read on to learn about what some popular teas can do for your body:

Black
Black tea is one of the highest providers of caffeine when it comes to tea, so it’s one of the most popular. On top of a good buzz, it’s full of antioxidants that are shown to lower cholesterol. Drinking enough (3+ cups a day) has also been linked to a lower chance of stroke. This is a perfect option if you’re trying to eliminate coffee but still crave energy.

Green
This kind detoxes, gives a small boost of caffeine, and is especially beneficial to drink after a meal to promote digestion. The antioxidants from green tea have been shown to lower certain types of cancer and cardiovascular diseases, and even ancient civilizations drank this kind.

Chamomile
The list of positive effects behind this calming tea is almost endless, and it’s one of the gentlest teas on the market. It can help an upset stomach, relax your system, and it also has healthy antioxidants. It’s caffeine-free and often used to aid with a good night’s rest. It’s a perfect pre-bed treat!

White
White tea basically does it all. One of it’s best benefits is that it balances free radicals that can otherwise harm your skin and organs. It’s helpful for oral health, weight loss, balancing glucose levels, protecting against UV light…should we keep going?! The flavor is light and really easy to drink.

Ginger
We love this tea because it’s extremely detoxifying! It stimulates digestion, circulation, and helps to relieve the body of toxins. It’s also an ideal pick-me-up for mornings or the dreaded 3 p.m. slump. The flavor can take some getting used to, but it’s definitely worth it!

Echinacea
This type is killer at keeping you healthy or for when you do end up sick. It’s actually made from a flower that’s part of the daisy family, and the tea can encourage your immune system to be in top shape. Definitely sip on this during cold and flu season to help avoid catching anything!

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