Calm Energy Powder Blend

Slow release of caffeine provides constant energy throughout the day to keep you "calmly alert".

Calm Energy Blend

 

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 I could combine with my matcha tea, enhancing its flavor as well as an energy boost.  This gives me hours of alert energy and an "I've got this" mentality, 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 without any jitteriness or "crash" when the caffeine wears out.​

 

Matcha.  All the benefits of green tea in a powder. Great source of antioxidants! 

Guarana.  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.

Guarana contains 2.5 times more caffeine than coffee.  But while coffee produces a peak in alertness after 30 to 45 minutes, then rapidly falls away, the effects of guarana continue and increase 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.  

Yerba Mate.  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. 

Raw Cacao.  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.