Teapot Tea

What kind of tea is the best replacement for coffee?

My mom is addicted to the McDonald's cafe lattes! I'm trying to get her to drink tea instead so I'm making her a gift basket with a teapot, tea, honey, and a mug.

What kind of tea should I use that is healthier than coffee, but still has the caffeine kick that she needs?

No tea has anywhere near as much caffeine as coffee (which is good).
If you go to this page:

http://www.health24.com/dietnfood/Healthy_foods/15-18-181-653.asp

and click on "types of teas" under "General Info" or scroll down to types of teas, there is a little, simple table comparing the three basic types of tea: Green, Black, and Oolong.

Black tea has the most caffeine (but still much less than coffee).

On that webpage, you can select more specific types.

Green tea is usually considered the "most healthy" even though they all are very healthy.
Earl Grey tea is very popular, especially in Britain. It is black tea with bergamot orange oil.

You should look up what good steeping times are. (I know you may already know this.) Many people leave the teabag in for too long, making it bitter. I drink green tea all the time and 2 and a half minutes are perfectly fine. Black teas need more time.

Here is an article that also explains the nutrition of tea:

http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/healthy-brew

I'm pretty sure all tea is healthier than coffee.

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Anyway, you should include more than one type of tea. This way, your mom can decide what she likes best. Green, black, Earl Grey (unless she doesn't like citrus flavors or has some allergy to bergamot oranges)...those are the most common.

There are also "herbal" teas. These don't come from tea plants (or "Camellia sinensis"), but are also usually very healthy. The first link I gave includes some common herbal teas. Most don't have caffeine, so it might not be what your mom is looking for.

Good luck. (betcha didn't know that tea was like a magic health drink did you?)

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