Fun Activities For Rainy Days

Winter time means cold weather, rainy days and even snow fall. Staying inside the house doesn’t mean you can’t have a  great day of fun. Here are some great suggestions that our staff has come up with and thoroughly enjoy:

Morning Tranquility
Drink Tea & Stretch

pexels-photoStart the morning off with a hot cup of Teasia Green Tea and a yoga session to boost your immune system and get your metabolism going. Tea in the morning is a great way to re-hydrate your body and calm your mind.  In addition, some studies have suggested that by pairing tea and a short workout especially in the morning  can help speed up calorie burning.  

Afternoon Adventures
Bring the Outdoors Indoors

Pitch a  tent and fill them with sleeping bags, which is fun for kids and adults as well! If you do not have a tent, do not worry. You can build a fort with blankets, pillows, sheets, chairs, books, cardboard boxes, and pretty much anything. As long as you think it you can build, but don’t forget safety pins and clothespins.  

Board Game Marathon

pexels-photo-84663Holidays aren’t the only time to break out the board games. Rainy days are a great time to unplug and gather with family and friends to get a little competitive.

Playing board games can exercise your brain by learning something new, improving memory, critical thinking, and problem solving skills, and foster positive communication skills.

Baking and Cooking Kitchen Experiments

cookies-christmas-xmas-bakingMake your favorite dish or try one of those recipes you’ve pinned and bookmarked such as cheesy chicken pull-apart bread, Bismarck potato pizza, tornado dog, and of course, desserts! A homemade meal with a loved one is a tasty and fun way to make some good memories, warm you up, and fill your belly.

Winding Down at Night
Relax, Refresh, and Renew

Finish the day off by listening to your favorite songs, light a candle, and slip into a soothing bubble bath to take some time for you. With the frightful weather outside, it is a great time to re-hydrate and choose a moisturizing soap blend to help relax your mind, body, and soul. After getting out of the bath, make a cup of hot tea such as Teasia’s Chamomile Mint Tea which is caffeine free and will sooth your mind and calm you down for a good night’s rest.
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How Much Caffeine is in Your Beverage?

Do you find yourself drinking 2 cups of coffee and then a can of soda to keep up with your busy day? You can find caffeine in beverages you drink on a daily basis and you may not be aware of how many milligrams of caffeine is in each serving and how it affects your body. Here, we break down a few common beverages just for your reference compared to teas:

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Coffee is a popular drink among us all and please keep in mind that the caffeine levels we represent are for reference only and may vary depending on various factors such as grinding and brewing procedures. In a mug of brewed coffee (about 8 ounces) may contain between 95 mg to 200 mg of caffeine. What does that mean? Some side effects may include headaches, anxiety, an upset stomach as well as trouble sleeping.

Up garbage-1024806_640next we have Energy Drinks, you know, that fizzy drink that usually comes in an aluminum can. You will find 27 to 39 grams of sugar in an 8 ounce serving of a typical energy drink as well as synthetic caffeine between 6 mg to 242 mg per serving! Good luck trying to find some healthy ingredients in this beverage as there are little to no health benefits, so we recommend you avoid these if you’re looking for some energy. Some side effects may include restlessness, fast heartbeat and insomnia.

 

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Next we have the beloved
Soda. This sugary drink is enjoyed by adults and children because of the sweet flavors, the fizziness and the caffeine. Not only is a typical 12 ounce can packed with unhealthy ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners and phosphor acid but it may contain between 16 to 55mg of caffeine. Similar to an energy drink, sodas do not offer any health benefits and have been blamed to cause weight gain and type 2 diabetes.

 

 

Lastly, onformosa-variety-packe of our favorite types of beverage whether it’s on ice or in a mug enjoyed hot, we have Tea. In our Teasia Formosa Series, we have our traditional Black Tea, Green Tea, Oolong Tea and Roasted Oolong Tea. The caffeine levels range in this series and are listed here:

 

Type of Tea Caffeine Level*
Black Tea 60-90 mg
Green Tea 35-70 mg
Roasted Oolong Tea 55-80mg
Oolong Tea 50-75mg

General estimates of caffeine per 8 ounce cup. Teasia’s k-cup offers a second brew without losing flavor. The second brew will naturally have lower caffeine levels.

As you can tell, black tea offers half the amount of caffeine compared to coffee. With the variety of flavors found in our Formosa and Floral series, you’ll find your favorite flavors. Our teas are also all natural so you will not find any unhealthy ingredients found in energy drinks and soda.

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Our Floral Series offers Jasmine Green Tea, Rose Black Tea, Chamomile Mint Tea (Caffeine Free) and Rooibos Lemongrass Tea (Caffeine Free).

 

Type of Tea Caffeine Level*
Rose Tea 60-90 mg
Jasmine Green Tea 14-60 mg
Rooibos Lemongrass Tea None
Chamomile Mint Tea None

General estimates of caffeine per 8 ounce cup. Teasia’s k-cup offers a second brew without losing flavor. The second brew will naturally have lower caffeine levels.