As we welcome Spring, and everything goes green around us, we already feel lighter. Winter had us in its clutches for too long and it’s time to change things up—starting with our morning routine. No more chugging back coffee to force our eyes open. With the sun on the scene, we just want to get outside, shed the layers, and breathe the air, and too much caffeine suddenly feels more like an energy suck than the boost we need. That’s why we’ve made the healthy switch to sipping green tea instead, many times a day.
We’re not alone. Believe it or not, 78 per cent of people worldwide take a break to drink tea every day. Next to water, it’s the most popular drink out there. Hold up. Don’t plug in that kettle so fast. Oh, and don’t put away your Keurig machine, either. Tea has come a long way, baby.
Yes, there’s still that soothing warmth as it goes down, and yes, you’ll feel that British sophistication at teatime, but there’s no more waiting for water to boil so you can wait to steep the bag. Now you can just drop a handy Lipton K-cup right into your Keurig to make the freshest, perfectly brewed cup of tea in seconds flat.
Lipton K-cups come in 4 varieties – including Chai Delight, Indulge Rich Black and Refresh Iced Sweet Tea – and while they all awaken the senses with their delicious taste, our hands-down favourite for April is Lipton Enlighten Smooth Green Tea. Its delicate flavour showcases subtle hints of tangy lemon and refreshing peppermint that gives us that Get Outside feeling as it goes down. Plus, it’s a calorie-free way to stay hydrated when we know we’ll be out walking, running, biking and finally enjoying the sun.
It’s no wonder green tea is considered one of the world’s healthiest drinks. It’s got just a bit of caffeine (less than half of a cup of coffee, and truth be told, we love a tiny zip) and is loaded with more disease-fighting antioxidants than any other tea. In fact, studies show that drinking 2-3 cups a day improves heart health and helps keep you sharp and focused all day.
The best part? We can’t stop sipping it. It’s that smooth. And light. And fresh. It must be Spring.
Lipton K-cups come in 2 size packs: 10-12ct for $7-10 (MSRP), and 16-18ct for $11-14 (MSRP) and are sold at major grocery chains. For more tea-spiration, follow Lipton Tea on Facebook.
This post and contest were generously sponsored by Lipton Tea. Although we were compensated for sharing this information, all opinions are our own.