This is the first blend I created in order to have a tea blend that I could grab on the run in the morning. I was looking for something that I could combine with my matcha tea, enhancing its flavor as well as an energy boost.
I find it gives me hours of alert energy and a mentality of "I've got this", regardless of the demands of the day.
It remains my go-to morning drink and often my early afternoon/get-me-through-the-rest-of-the-day tea blend.
Each of the 4 herbs in this blend contain caffeine, but, at least for me, without any jitteriness or "crash" when the caffeine wears out.
All the benefits of green tea in a powder. Great source of antioxidants!
The active ingredient, guaranine, is chemically identical to caffeine. However, in its natural form it is bound to the fiber of the seeds, meaning its stimulating component is released slowly, maintaining a steady supply of natural energy. This is supported by a university study that concluded guarana produced the greatest alertness and improvement in the performance of mental tasks.
While coffee produced a peak in alertness after 30 – 45 minutes, then rapidly fell away in comparison to the effects of guarana which were still continuing, and increasing, after 150 minutes.
Guarana doesn’t just rely on guaranine to provide energy and stamina – it contains xanthines which have been shown to enhance physical and mental performance.
It also contains flavonoids and alkaloids – in clinical studies alkaloids were shown to stimulate the myocardium and central nervous system, enhancing alertness and reducing fatigue.
Contains 2.5 times more caffeine than coffee!
Full of antioxidants. Popular in South America, it is a good alternative for coffee.
Mate is the Spanish word for gourd and refers to the small gourd cup in which the tea is traditionally served in South America.
Contains the highest concentration of antioxidants of any food in the world.
By weight, cacao beans have more antioxidants than red wine, blueberries, acai, pomegranates, and goji berries combined.
Contains theobromine, an effective antibacterial substance, and kills streptococcus mutans (the primary organism that causes cavities). Theobromine and caffeine are similar in that they are related alkaloids.
However, theobromine has a lesser impact on the human central nervous system than caffeine.
Adaptogens are a unique class of herbs that greatly improve the body's reaction to emotional, environmental, and/or physical stress while moderating and sustaining energy, stamina, endurance, and mental clarity.
To qualify as an adaptogen, an herb must be completely safe and non-toxic, it must have broad uses for health, and it must specifically reduce stress, both mental and physical.
To put it simply: Adaptogens help you adapt.
Dubbed “Peruvian ginseng,” although it has no relation to ginseng. But like ginseng, the root increases strength, energy, and stamina. Maca may help relieve tension and anxiety while boosting energy and mood.
One of the first recognized adaptogens, used often to enhance stamina and performance in athletic competition.
One of the most cherished of India's sacred healing plants and one of the most commonly prescribed herbs.
Sharpens the mind, eases indigestion, improves resistance to stress.
Has a normalizing influence on blood pressure and blood sugar imbalances.
Containing curcumin, it is one of the most powerful antioxidants available and has many medicinal uses as well.
Turmeric also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Regarded as one of the great rejuvenative herbs of India.
Ginseng-like tonic traditionally used for increasing stamina and performance.
Renowned for its building and nourishing qualities.
Frequently used for people who are chronically stressed, run down, prone to frequent colds and flus.
Often beneficial for those who have degenerative diseases such as arthritis.