Coffee has grown to be a staple of most people’s lives. Most can’t live without it just because it gives them that extra boost for those groggy mornings and afternoons. Personally, I cannot drink coffee just because I get major stomach pain, but I’ve always wanted that caffeine boost. Of course, energy drinks have lots of caffeine, but they are also terrible for your health. A few months ago I started researching different alternatives for coffee. I eventually stumbled upon a company called Zest Tea, who makes loose leaf teas that contain as much caffeine as coffee.
An average cup of coffee contains 100-150 mg of caffeine per cup. An average cup of tea contains at most 50 mg of caffeine per cup. Zest Tea creates their own teas that contain 135-155 mg of caffeine per cup. They claim that their combination of caffeine and L-Theanine create a more steady alertness versus the jittery side effects you get with coffee. I can definitely attest that drinking this tea helps me stay alert at work throughout my day.
Zest Tea offers 4 different flavors: Blue Lady Black, Apple Cinnamon Black, Earl Grey Black, and Pomegranate Mojito Green. My personal favorite is definitely the Pomegranate Mojito Green, just because it has a refreshing mint flavor to it. Blue Lady Black is definitely a close second if you’re looking for a fruitier more floral taste. If you can’t decide what to get, you can always go for their sampler packs to try all of them. Nevertheless, they all taste delicious and I prefer them over the taste of coffee any day.