Even during the summer months, I drink 3-4 cups of hot tea each day.
There's something about the steeping of the tea leaves and the intentional sipping that keeps me coming back. Drinking hot tea forces me to be intentional...in the moment, at least for a few minutes. :-)
Also, “I think it’s a great alternative to coffee drinking. First, tea has less caffeine. It’s pretty well established that the compounds in tea – their flavonoids – are good for the heart and may reduce cancer.” Source
My favorite teas are jasmine green, black, and strawberry rose champagne (I get it from Teavana).
Great tip: "Allow tea to steep for three to five minutes to bring out its catechins. The best way to get the catechins and other flavonoids in tea is to drink it freshly brewed. Decaffeinated, bottled ready-to-drink tea preparations, and instant teas have less of these compounds. Tea can impede the absorption of iron from fruits and vegetables." Source
Are you a tea drinker? What's your favorite type/flavor?