Mike said

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!

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mate and its cousin guayasa pack quite a punch, or so i’ve heard

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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!

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SunnyinNY said

I agree about Black Dragon Pearls from Adagio is a good kickstart on your day!

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DC said

Tieguanyin or the Wuyi Oolongs, the powerful aroma awakes your senses!

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gyokuro will get you going or any shade grown japanese green tea.

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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.

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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.

Meeka said

I second the mate…it pushes me past the point of “awake” into the jittery zone but it definitely has a kick.

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Mate definitely and there are quite a few ways to enjoy it from a lot of companies.

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brandy3392 said

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.

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