WAKE UP - ON THE RIGHT FOOT EVERYDAY
Taking a look at the Amazing Tea Company’s energizing teas I decided to put one to the test for five days of the week and see if these energy teas are really all they are hyped up to be. Being someone who is regularly on the go but also has a low caffeine tolerance I needed a tea to perk me up in the mornings and that mid-afternoon slump, minimal caffeine, and an added bonus if it was tasty!
After browsing the wide selection of teas I chose “Wake Up”, a herbal tea blend of gynostemma leaves, green mate, and spearmint. Gynostemma leaves have been used traditionally by the Chinese as a source to improve energy, endurance, and help fight fatigue. Apart from boosting energy legend has it that gynostemma leaves provide longevity, people who drank the tea religiously lived longer and fewer diseases in comparison to those who did not. BUT why stop there, gynostemma is not the only great ingredient in this tea, green mate known for its energy boosting abilities still holds many benefits. Green mate will not only keep you up but the high antioxidants reduce the risk of infection, regulate blood sugar, boost your immune system, and improve cognitive function! These two ingredients alone were enough to get me on board but the spearmint added a flavour boost, fresh breath, and soothed the stomach.
I began my five-day journey on a Monday where a lot of work needed to be done, I had the tea first thing in the morning, before breakfast - fun fact, teas low in caffeine are great to have when people are in a fasted state. Upon the first try, the tea emitted a bold spearmint aroma, reminiscent of icy mint gum with a flavour that paired equally. I could not necessarily pinpoint a jolt of energy like some coffee drinkers may attest to, but I will say I noticed an alertness and general upbeat feeling which was a great way to start off a busy week!
By the time I got around to Thursday, I had hit a serious midday slump but quickly remembered I could have the tea since there is no caffeine drinking it midday would not affect my sleep later that night. So I steeped up a cup of Wake Up, but this time decided to make it as an iced tea before hitting the gym. Not only did the tea taste just as great, maybe even better iced but I made it to the gym after a long day. My physical performance felt improved and the boost of energy lead to a killer workout.
After five days of using this one tea, I can truly say I am a believer in Energy teas now. Being able to find something suitable for my lifestyle and not harsh on my body really made the experience even better. I accomplished a lot, never once felt jittery, and got to enjoy a delicious cup of tea every day. Honestly what more could you ask for? Felt a little superhuman this week, thank you Wake Up!