How tea can help you go dry this July

Tea is a great substitute for alcohol when you want to take a month off drinking.


If you’re taking a month off drinking, well done. Whether it’s for charitable reasons or personal reasons, you’re doing yourself a big favour. We’ll tell you which teas will help you breeze through the month.  

Did you know that even if you take just one month off alcohol, you’ll enjoy a vast improvement to your health and reverse some of the negative short and long term effects on your body?

The difficult part can be overcoming the cravings for alcohol. Sometimes we drink alcohol because we just need to consume a flavourful liquid, ie. have a drink. 

Other times, there are social pressures to drink, although this has seen a significant downturn recently with a trend towards people choose abstaining from alcohol for health and cultural reasons.

The good news is that tea is a great alternative to alcohol. It not only helps you overcome the cravings for alcohol but can also improve your health and wellbeing. And tea is much better alternative than sodas and sweet juices. 


Benefits of abstaining

Briefly, here are some of the benefits of abstaining from alcohol for even just one month: 

Healthier mind – there’s no brain fog with tea. You won’t experience the radical behavioural changes associated with drunkenness.

Liver health – your liver needs to work overtime to process alcohol in your body. Drinking tea instead of alcohol can help you avoid liver disease. 

Improved hydration – our bodies need to stay well hydrated. Alcohol is a diuretic, whereas tea can keep you hydrated. 

Improved sleep – alcohol might help you go to sleep, but it can affect the quality of sleep. Caffeine-free teas can calm you down and help you rest well.

No hangovers – you won’t experience the dreaded hangover from drinking tea. 

Save money – the comparison of the cost of alcohol and tea is substantial. You’ll save lots of money drinking tea instead of alcohol. You’re welcome!


Tea as a substitute for comfort alcohol such as red wine and spirits

You know what it’s like. You come home after a day at work and look forward to a glass of wine or a scotch. You just want a drink to keep you cosy on a chilly evening or need a drink to help you fall asleep. A hot or warm tea is a perfect substitute for red wine, fortified wines and warming spirits.  

Tea is a more nutritious beverage than alcohol, and various teas have herb blends that can help your system in areas you may be lacking.

Tea Tonic has a range of comforting and calming teas that will reduce alcohol cravings and provide more health benefits than alcohol:

  • True Calm Tea 
  • Blue Magic Tea
  • Well Being Tea
  • Relaxation Tea
  • Chamomile Tea


Tea as a substitute for white and sparkling wines

Having a weekend lunch with friends and want to stay alcohol-free? Try our range of sweet teas that are great warm and are equally enjoyable chilled. There are no added sweeteners, so your calorie level stays down too! Like alcohol, these teas can give you an uplifting burst of energy but you won’t suffer the loss of control or headaches that follow a bout of drinking alcohol: 

  • True Calm Tea
  • Thirst Quencher Tea
  • Apple Tea 
  • Body Reset Tea
  • Coconut Tea
  • Fruity Tutti Tea

Tip: use a soda stream to make these teas bubbly! 


Tea as a substitute for other alcoholic beverages 

When you want an energy boost or feel like a shot of flavour, try these mood lifters and feel more vibrant:

  • Chocolate Chai Tea
  • Coffee Addict
  • Bright Spark Tea
  • Licorice Lover Tea
  • Dark Chocolate & BlackTea
  • Traditional Chai 


As well as enjoying tea in place of alcohol, we recommend a well-balanced diet and exercise for all-round improved health and wellbeing. And who knows, after a month without alcohol you might realise how much better you feel and decide to do away with it or cut right down for good. And we say, good on you! 

 Check out or range of teas and place your order online today.