It started while my life partner was away visiting family and I had no reason to continue brewing a full pot of coffee every morning. At this point I was already drinking tea during the afternoons and evenings.
I started drinking tea because I was experiencing heartburn, irritability and upset stomach in the afternoons and the only culprit I could think of was coffee. This first shift was positive but nothing incredible.
However, my full switch to tea has been excellent and with very little side-effects (I really just reduced my caffeine intake rather than eliminate it). I haven’t experienced any cravings or withdrawals. I haven’t struggled with irritability in the mornings or lack of focus. Generally, everything really is humming along smoothly.
For Father’s day I was given a fancy loose leaf tea bodum and I have been brewing a variety of wonderful teas from Teaopia (Teavana) as well as some local blends picked up at the farmer market. This has been a very positive life change!!