Here's The Tea On 8 Drinks That Are Better Than Your Boring Morning Coffee

Here's The Tea On 8 Drinks That Are Better Than Your Boring Morning Coffee

Coffee isn't the only beverage out there.


If you decided your New's Year's resolution this year is to give up coffee, then you're most likely wondering what beverage you can have during the winter that will replace it. Coffee is very addictive, which can make it very hard to give up. In addition, drinking coffee can become unhealthy if you are constantly drinking it since some coffee beverages are loaded with calories and caffeine. However, there are plenty of drinks that taste better than coffee!

1. Hot chocolate

Hot Chocolate

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You probably remember drinking hot chocolate at least once during your childhood. Hot chocolate is one of the classic hot beverages to have during the winter! It not only tastes amazing, but it can come in many different flavors and forms making it easily one of the best winter beverages!

2. Double chocolate chip frappuccino

Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino

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If you've never had a double chocolate chip frappuccino before at Starbucks, then you need to get one! The great part about some of the frappuccinos at Starbucks is that they are not all filled with coffee or caffeine. Though it has a lot of calories and sugar, it's a nice treat to have once in a great while. It's definitely a must-have if you are wanting a beverage that isn't coffee.

3. Black tea with lemon

Black Tea With Lemon

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Tea is a great beverage to have since it contains the same amount caffeine as coffee, and it gives you just as much energy! Even if you don't normally like tea, there are plenty of different types that are amazing to have during the winter! My top favorite is black tea with lemon since it tastes very similar to coffee. The lemon gives it a good flavor. It's also a great beverage to drink when you are coming down with a cold.

4. Hot caramel apple cider

Hot Carmel Apple Cider

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Just like hot chocolate, apple cider is another great hot beverage to have during the winter! Not only does it taste amazing, but it also warms you up better than drinking coffee would. And when you add caramel flavoring to it, it suddenly tastes better than any type of coffee beverage that you've probably had before. It's the perfect combination! In addition, it's easy to make and doesn't have any caffeine.

5. Cranberry apple cider

Cranberry Apple Cider

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If you're looking for something that's different from plain old apple cider, you should try combining it with cranberry. It actually gives it a very unique flavor! Cranberry and apple go really well together, which is why combining them in cider is the ideal combination for a beverage!

6. Peppermint herbal tea

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Herbal tea can come in a lot of different flavors, but the best is definitely peppermint! It gives the tea a great flavor and makes it a perfect beverage to have during the cold winter months. In addition, you can also use cream and peppermint together, which will give it even more flavor.

7. Herbal tea with honey

Tea with honey


Another great beverage to have is herbal tea and honey. Putting honey in tea gives it a sweet flavor and is a good alternative for putting sugar in tea. And not only does it taste great, but it also is great to combat colds, especially if you lose your voice. Drinking this helped me when I lost my voice once from a cold, and it saved me from having to go to class with no voice. It's a great way to also to get yourself to like tea if you don't particularly enjoy drinking it.

8. Raspberry lemonade

Raspberry Lemonade

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Though raspberry lemonade isn't a hot drink, it's still a great beverage to have that doesn't contain any coffee or caffeine. Even during the winter, it's great whenever you're looking for something to drink that's different from coffee or plain lemonade. Even though I normally don't like raspberry, mixing it with lemonade is actually a great combination! It's not too sweet and very refreshing.

If you still think coffee is the best beverage, you should check out these options! Coffee can sometimes become repetitive if you drink it every morning. It may be great, but it's not the only beverage out there. There are so many other amazing beverages to try that you normally may not notice because you're drinking coffee. So before you make another trip to Starbucks to get coffee, consider trying something new.

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8 Reasons Girls Who Love Tequila Are Better

Because if she can handle tequila, she can handle you too.

There are all kinds of alcohol stereotypes out there but the one associated with tequila is probably the worst: tequila makes you crazy. But if there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that women who drink tequila are one-of-a-kind.

Whether it's loving or fighting, you'll never find anyone who does it better than a girl who just straight up loves tequila, and here are a few reasons why that is.

1. She's independent

A girl who drinks tequila is probably the same girl who has absolutely no problem telling it like it is. She knows what she wants and goes after it.

2. She doesn't care what you or anyone else thinks

Oh, you have a problem with me taking shots and having a good time? Well, get over it! Bartender, a shot with salt and a lime please!

3. Always dancing

Tequila is an 'upper' so instead of sitting at the bar doing nothing, let's dance! Let's get moving!

4. There is never a dull moment

Speaking of dancing, a girl who drinks tequila is always down for a good time. Whether it's going on an adventure or seeing who can take the most shots, a tequila girl is always down to party.

5. While everyone else is starting to get sleepy, she has all the energy

Like I said, tequila is an 'upper' so while the other girls at the bar are starting to feel groggy and sad, she's all over the place having fun and partying on the dancefloor.

6. She's stronger than the girl crying over a vodka cranberry at the bar.

Sad over a breakup? Don't go for the vodka... Tequila will make you feel better in no time! Plus you can challenge the hot guys at the bar to a shot taking contest.

7. Tequila is healthy for you

Tequila is a probiotic, so some tequila a day keeps the doctor away. Yay for shots!

8. She can hold her own when it comes to alcohol

Any girl who can shoot some shots at the bar all day and night can handle alcohol, which means she can handle herself too. You won't have to deal with her constant breakdowns and mood swings because she will be too busy ordering more shots.

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Coffee Shop Strangers

Lessons on being a fly on the wall.


Let's consider why coffee shops attract people: they provide shelter in the form of commercialized couches, wooden chairs, and tables to sit and read on, food in the form of overpriced lattes, pre-packaged snacks, and outlets for charging our gadgets if we are so lucky to find one.

They are oftentimes corporate entities fueling society's infinite need for caffeinated beverages, to survive the inevitable workday.

Or maybe their purpose is to serve the lowly college kid who decided to escape the gloom of their dorm room and breathe in the robust espresso air while grinding away at their assignments.

Or maybe the first date for a couple who just met online and are feeling out the waters.

Or maybe the location of a kid who is struggling to pass his fifth-grade math class and is dropped off by his mother to be tutored by their overly enthusiastic neighbor.

Or maybe the businessmen and women who need a space where they can discuss the implications of their proposal to their boss the following day.

Or maybe the ominous guy who sits by the window sipping a cappuccino watching the rainfall as he considers why he has such difficulty keeping a healthy relationship, as he watches the Tinder couple giggling and canoodling.

And so, the tutor of the fifth grader looking towards the cappuccino guy wondering why he appears so sullen, in between the kid's problem sets.

And so, the businesswoman peering at the college kid wishing she was analyzing "Dante's Inferno" instead of perfecting her spreadsheets.

And so, the Tinder couple who are learning that they are no longer strangers to one another.

And so, such is the magic of hyper-connectivity, as we are all bound by our words, thoughts, and actions.

The magical thing about coffee shops is that they provide an environment where conversations flow, much like a bar, but more effectively.

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