I’m a victim of the ‘Coffee Culture”. Back in college, my hang-out was the local coffee shop and coffee kept me going for many late night study sessions. After graduation, I worked a night shift for a stretch and coffee was a constant companion.
My coffee consumption had highs and lows, but at its worst I’d drink 7 to 8 cups a day. I’d developed a sort of addiction to caffeine.
A couple of years ago, I got tired of the energy highs and lows that caffeine brought and quit drinking coffee and caffeinated drinks for good. Once past the ‘hangover’ phase, I noticed that my energy levels stayed stable throughout the day and I didn’t need a shot to wake me up in the morning.
Still, there were times that I wanted a mug of something warm and soothing to drink in the morning. I didn’t want the jitters to plague me all day; just a relaxing beverage that I could sip while reading the morning newspaper. That’s when I discovered Turmeric tea.