Let’s address this directly: Yes, tea is hydrating! While you may have heard the myth that tea is dehydrating, most research today reveals that tea (which is 99% water) is actually a great way to stay hydrated. The Camellia sinensis plant does contain caffeine, but this does not necessarily affect hydration.
WHY HYDRATION MATTERS
Hydration can affect everything from your bodily functions to your moods. Did you know that the human body is 60% water? So you can see why it’s pretty crucial.
Here are some of the benefits of hydration:
- Improves mood & focus
- Increases energy and reduces fatigue
- Supports bodily functions
- Keeps the skin hydrated and promotes a healthy complexion
- May relieve headaches (and hangovers!)
- Can improve sleep quality
THE BEST HYDRATING TEAS
Rooibos… known to be super hydrating, high in antioxidants and rich in electrolytes—essential minerals that help balance the water content in the body. That’s why we often refer to it as the sports drink of the plant world! It’s also caffeine-free, so that means you can enjoy it morning, noon and night. Rooibos-based teas are perfect to sip on ice, during or after a workout thanks to their thirst-quenching properties and because they can help replenish your lost minerals and fluids. Tea, like your daily water intake, is a healthy conscious choice and is now becoming known as habit drinking. After water, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world!