That’s an upside-down picture of a green tea match latte from Perpetuum Cafe in Flatiron. I love those. They’ve been my main jam for the last week+. I woke up last Tuesday, after a night of a couple of drinks and some shitty (yet delicious, of course) bar food during the first debate and decided, “Nope, no coffee.”
I wasn’t tired throughout the day, while opting for tea. I’m well aware that tea has caffeine, but when it’s steeped, the caffeine weakens greatly. Tea doesn’t send my digestion system into overdrive and make me feel like shit, so there’s that, too.
I did it the next day. And the next. And the one after that. I kept doing it until yesterday, Tuesday, morning rolled around and it was super dreary out and all I really wanted was a Hungarian Coffee from The Hungarian Pastry Shop. I had one, but I got decaf.
Fact: Caffeine isn’t all that. It just blocks the adenosine in your body from telling the receptors in your brain that you’re tired. Hence why you often crash after it wears off and need more.
I still felt pretty good after my decafe Hungarian Coffee. I haven’t had anything yet today, besides water, and I’m not at all tired. I’ll probably have tea soon to help digest the cupcake I just ate.
I love the smell of coffee and the process of making it, and drinking it (you know, with whipped cream and almond extract). But it doesn’t really make me feel great. I’m going to try to keep transitioning to tea. We’ll see what happens.