Vegan Tea

tea kettle pouring green tea into a white tea cupI love drinking tea. I drink it straight with no plant milk or sweetener because I want to taste the tea. Tea, coffee, and caffeine are not diuretics as shown in the study Caffeine Ingestion and Fluid Balance. They do not cause you to lose more water than you drink. Here are a few of my favorite vegan teas.

The companies Bigelow, Stash, and Twinings are listed on PETA’s Cruelty-Free Tea list meaning they do not test on animals. Yogi Tea does not test on animals either. View the reply I received from Yogi Tea about animal testing.

Bigelow Plantation Mint Tea
Caffeine: 60 mg.
Ingredients: black tea, spearmint

The taste of black tea and spearmint. I usually drink this while walking in the morning. It is an excellent tea to help you wake up in the morning.

Bigelow Peppermint
Caffeine: 0 mg., caffeine free
Ingredients: peppermint leaves

Herbal tea with a strong peppermint flavor and only a single ingredient.

Bigelow Thin Mints Girl Scouts Official Tea
Caffeine: 0 mg., caffeine free
Ingredients: peppermint, chicory, rose hips, licorice root, low-fat alkalized cocoa powder, natural chocolate flavors with other natural flavors (soy lecithin)

Wow this is the sweetest tea I have ever tasted! It is the liquid form of the Girl Scouts Thin Mint Cookies. The flavor is perfect.

Stash Organic Chocolate Orange
Caffeine: 0 mg., caffeine free
Ingredients: organic cocoa shells, organic orange peel, organic rose hips, organic orange oil

I love this tea. It is a chocolate, oily tasting tea with a hint of orange flavor. Out of all the teas that I drink this is the most oily. I usually worry about consuming oil since it is just liquid fat but this tea has not caused me any weight gain. I drink this tea once a day with dinner. In my opinion the oil makes it a more appetite satiating tea.

Stash Chocolate Mint Oolong Tea
Caffeine: 35 mg.
Ingredients: wuyi oolong tea, peppermint, chocolate flavor, cocoa powder, carob powder

Strong dark chocolate taste with a hint of mint. This tea is more like strong black coffee and that is why I like it. It is the first tea that I drink in the morning. It helps perk me up gradually.

Twinings Lapsang Souchong
Caffeine: 35 mg.
Ingredients: Fine black tea expertly selected from the Fujian Province, China.

Strong earthy, woody, smoky flavor and smell. One of the best tasting teas I have ever had. The box shows the the strength is 4 leaves which is the same as Irish Breakfast. Twinings Irish Breakfast shows that it has 30mg caffeine at caffeine informer. See Caffeine in Black Tea.

Yogi Green Tea Super Antioxidant
Caffeine: 21 mg.
Ingredients: organic lemongrass, organic green tea leaf, organic licorice root, jasmine green tea leaf, organic alfalfa leaf, organic burdock root, organic dandelion root, grapeseed extract, emblic fruit (amla) extract

This tea contain ingredients that are high in antioxidents such as Amla. The flavor of this tea is mostly from Lemongrass and Green Tea. It has a medium amount of caffeine which makes it a good mid-morning, noon, and afternoon beverage.

Yogi Egyptian Licorice
Caffeine: 0 mg., caffeine free
Ingredients: organic licorice root, organic cinnamon bark, organic orange peel, organic ginger root, organic cardamom pod, natural tangerine flavor, organic black pepper, organic clove bud, organic cinnamon bark oil

Second sweetest tea I have tasted. This tea is as sweet as it is spicy. I drink this one right before I go to bed to help me relax. There is nothing in this tea that will make you sleep better though.

Yogi Refreshing Mint Vital Energy
Caffeine: 77 mg.
Ingredients: organic peppermint leaf, organic assam black tea leaf, organic spearmint leaf, organic cinnamon bark, cardamom seed, organic ginger root, green tea leaf extract, organic black pepper, stevia leaf, guarana seed, kola nut, organic clove bud

An excellent flavor blend of peppermint and black tea. Great to drink in the morning.