Goodbye, coffee.

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I used to be a Starbucks loving, coffee guzzling, 2-3 cups a day kind of girl. Then I got pregnant. Gave up coffee cold turkey (OMG…). I wish I could say I didn’t beg Kiril to buy this mug for me at TJ Maxx–not just because it would glorify me as the #1 mom in the world–but because it is the size of a bowl. This mug is MASSIVE.

I have become a tea addict. Not just any tea, though. 2 years ago a friend informed me that tea leaves have tons of traces of pesticides and when they go into the hot water they infuse and that is just a whole lot of nasty I’m trying to avoid (same with coffee beans, peeps). So I drink Organic Black Tea (buy it here). Okay okay, black tea is still not that great for you. I hear you all going, “oh the horror, so much caffeine, why not a white or a green tea?”

Well that’s because those teas are not my lightning bolt waking me up in the morning and powering through my day of 3 jobs a toddler, a dog, a house and a husband! And still, tea has loads less caffeine compared to coffee. Check this out…

According to The Mayo Clinic:

Coffee

Type of coffee Size* Caffeine✝
Adapted from Journal of Food Science, 2010; Pediatrics, 2011; USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 26; Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 2006; Starbucks, 2014; Food and Chemical Toxicology, 2014; Keurig, 2014

*Sizes are listed in fluid ounces (oz.) and milliliters (mL).

✝Caffeine is listed in milligrams (mg).

Brewed 8 oz. (237 mL) 95-200 mg
Brewed, decaffeinated 8 oz. (237 mL) 2-12 mg
Brewed, single-serve varieties 8 oz. (237 mL) 75-150 mg
Brewed, single-serve varieties, decaffeniated 8 oz. (237 mL) 2-4 mg
Espresso, restaurant-style 1 oz. (30 mL) 47-75 mg
Espresso, restaurant-style, decaffeinated 1 oz. (30 mL) 0-15 mg
Instant 8 oz. (237 mL) 27-173 mg
Instant, decaffeinated 8 oz. (237 mL) 2-12 mg
Specialty drink (latte or mocha) 8 oz. (237 mL) 63-175 mg

Tea

Type of tea Size* Caffeine✝
Adapted from Journal of Food Science, 2010; Pediatrics, 2011; Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 2008; USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 26; Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 2006; Starbucks, 2014; Food and Chemical Toxicology, 2014

*Sizes are listed in fluid ounces (oz.) and milliliters (mL).

✝Caffeine is listed in milligrams (mg).

See full article here.

I used to think Espresso had the most caffeine but I was WRONG.  I encourage you to swap some of your coffee’s this week with an organic tea. I sweeten mine with Maple Syrup (omg, what?). I will post about the deliciousness of Maple Syrup someday…

Here’s to a happy and healthy you!

xo

2 thoughts on “Goodbye, coffee.

  1. Katie Tolbert

    This is great information. Not sure I could give up my one cup of coffee for tea but I might try it and see how it goes. If you did it I think I could.

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    • jessashleyblog

      I’m glad you liked it, Katie! Sometimes it’s easier to do it gradually or start with espresso and make your way down to tea. I know I could have coffee when I was pregnant but I just decided not to. If you take your coffee with cream you can make your tea English style with half and half. I will have a cup of coffee once in a blue moon but I have ended up actually preferring tea in the long run. The tea I recommended is pretty good but there are several at the grocery store that are yummy too. Experiment and let me know how it goes!

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