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Best Teas for Mental Clarity

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With endless meetings, responsibilities, and apps calling for your attention, it can be hard to set your sights on just one thing at a time. Whether it’s to focus on work or simply ground yourself throughout the day, a clear mind can help you feel calm and centered.

Drinking certain types of tea can help with mental clarity by increasing awareness, improving memory, or giving you an energy boost. Here are five of the best teas for mental clarity that help you feel alert, focused, and awake!

Peppermint Tea

Known for aiding in concentration, cooling mint teas do more than fix bad breath. Just like peppermint oil, peppermint teas can help you naturally focus and feel more alert. Plus, it’s caffeine free, making it a great substitute for coffee to combat daytime drowsiness. Hot or cold, enjoy a cup of peppermint tea for focus so you can take on the day.

Want to try peppermint tea? Here are a few of our favorites:

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    Sips by Wellbeing

    Zzzzz Sleep Tea

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    Herbal Tea
    Zzzzz Sleep Tea
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    Your Botanical Friend

    Stomach Soother

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    Pu-erh Tea
    Stomach Soother
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    Tea Kitten

    Minty Mojito Maté

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    Yerba Mate
    Minty Mojito Maté
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Ginger Tea

Bold and tangy, ginger adds a kick to any cup of tea. Thanks to the many antioxidants found naturally in ginger extract, studies show that ginger tea can also enhance memory, attention, and cognitive function, making it a great tea for concentration and sharpening your mind. Beyond just a tasty drink, ginger tea can give you the brain boost you need to supercharge your day.

Want to try ginger tea? Here are a few of our favorites:

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    Tealyra

    Organic French Lemon Ginger

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    Herbal Tea
    Organic French Lemon Ginger
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    Choice Organics

    Mandarin Ginger Tea

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    Herbal Tea
    Mandarin Ginger Tea
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    Tanzania Tea Collection

    Ginger Mint Fusion Green Tea

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    Green Tea
    Ginger Mint Fusion Green Tea
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Green Tea

Earthy and soothing, green tea is the jack of all trades when it comes to improving your health and wellness. Packed with antioxidants, green tea’s benefits range from protecting against heart disease to preventing cavities. Along with these many advantages, green tea can also improve cognitive function. Unlike caffeine in coffee or black tea, the caffeine naturally occurring in green tea blocks adenosine receptors. This means green tea not only acts as a stimulant but also provides you with clarity and focus. The L-theanine in green tea also calms your emotions, temporarily adding some energy and balance to your day.

Want to try green tea? Here are a few of our favorites:

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    TeaVivre

    Jasmine Dragon Pearls Long Zhu Green Tea

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    Green Tea
    Jasmine Dragon Pearls Long Zhu Green Tea
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    Trader Nicks Tea

    Alice's Tea Party

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    Black Tea
    Alice's Tea Party
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    Dryad Tea

    Kitsune's Favor

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    Black Tea
    Kitsune's Favor loose leaf tea by Dryad Tea
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Sage Tea

Aromatic and smooth, sage teas have both personal and medicinal appeal. From the Salvia plant, this species has been used to treat a wide range of problems, including inflammation and anxiety. Several studies also support the long-suspected benefits of this plant for your brain. These benefits include better awareness and memory, and protection against memory-related diseases. Enjoy a warm cup of sage tea for memory enhancement and to clear your head.

Want to try sage tea? Here are a few of our favorites:

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    Your Botanical Friend

    Happy Place

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    Herbal Tea
    Happy Place
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    August Uncommon

    Far Afield

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    Herbal Tea
    Far Afield by August Uncommon loose leaf tea
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    Choice Organics

    Organic Mint Sage Tea

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    Organic Mint Sage Tea
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Ginkgo Biloba & Gotu Kola Tea

Often paired together, these plants have long been recognized by ancient Ayurvedic and Chinese traditions for creating some of the best teas for memory and concentration. Native to East Asia, ginkgo biloba helps increase brain circulation, which helps improve mental function and stabilize emotion. Similarly, gotu kola tea aids with brain function, and is traditionally taken before meditation to soothe anxieties and clear one’s mind. Modern research has supported this ancient knowledge and even suggests that ginkgo biloba can improve memory. Keep in mind, gotu kola can interfere with certain medications, so be sure to check your prescription before drinking.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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