12 Must-Try Coffee Alternatives

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8. Matcha Tea

Matcha green tea

Matcha is a derivative of green tea, which is dried leaves ground to a powdery form. In this form, you get a higher concentration of caffeine and antioxidant than ordinary green tea.

One-eight ounce cup of Matcha gives you 70 mg of caffeine, while an eight-ounce cup of coffee yields you 95 to 200 mg of caffeine. The tea has an earthy taste and is excellent when served with milk for a creamy consistency.

7. Chai Tea

chai tea

Caffeine is referred to as theine when it is in tea form. Chai tea has theine, but in smaller quantities than coffee. The beverage is taken hot or cold and has a strong and comforting aroma.

You may feel like you are having coffee when you taste the smooth, creamy taste. However, the high amount of antioxidants in tea slows the process of caffeine absorption, making you less likely to experience a caffeine crash!