Tea With an Energy Kick!
I use to drink Monster Energy drinks to get me going in the morning but have since gave them up since they really aren’t good for you.
I was wondering if anyone has tried any teas that provide a good source of energy in the morning?
Just curious! Thanks!
mate and its cousin guayasa pack quite a punch, or so i’ve heard
Black Dragon Pearls from Adagio and Fast Lane from Celestial Seasonings always do the trick for me. I have to avoid both after 2 p.m., else I won’t get to sleep!
I agree about Black Dragon Pearls from Adagio is a good kickstart on your day!
Tieguanyin or the Wuyi Oolongs, the powerful aroma awakes your senses!
gyokuro will get you going or any shade grown japanese green tea.
Dragon Pearl has an energy shot that is awesome: http://sororiteasisters.com/2011/01/27/product-review-super-natural-energy-from-dragon-pearl/
I have always found that a strong black tea is a lot more energizing (for me, at least) than any green tea, oolong or mate. By strong black tea, I’m thinking Assam, Yunnan, English or Irish breakfast tea — not Darjeeling or lighter black teas. Black teas have a higher caffeine content than other varieties.
I’d recommend a mate, personally. I first discovered with Teaopia’s Mate Chai that it has enough kick to ease me down in the evenings from the otherwise horrible crash I can get from my daily medication (which is amphetamine-based) and give me a few more functional hours before bed.
Failing that, surely a black given the higher caffeine content.
Mate definitely and there are quite a few ways to enjoy it from a lot of companies.
For some reason mate doesn’t seem to give me a boost. Strong black teas work okay. Guayusa will give me a big energy boost. The tea that I found gives me tons of energy is coca tea. I drank it in Peru to combat altitude sickness and was literally bouncing off the walls.