Most people can't start a day without a morning cup of coffee. Aside from its unique, aromatic flavor and delicate roast, this black water help many to get ‘in the zone’, where one feels productive, alert and focused.
For many hundreds of years, coffee has been used as a ‘tool’ to help keep on track and get things done. But why? Thanks to its high content of caffeine – a naturally-occurring compound that can also be found in lesser amounts in cocoa, tea (Camellia sinensis) and yerba mate.
While coffee is an effective beverage to stimulate the body, one problem with regular consumption is that a person can build tolerance.
Have you ever had too much coffee? Have you felt sudden jitter, anxiety or shakiness? Confused by headaches? These are the common side effects of excessive caffeine intake. When you’ve had enough tolerance with caffeine, you may be forced to drink more in order to get the same effect.
However, this isn’t the same with Zest Tea. Considered as the most caffeinated tea in the market, with 135mg to 155mg of caffeine, it provides the same energizing effect with coffee but without the negative side effects or the crash.
The secret is the combination of L-Theanine – an amino acid extracted from Camellia sinensis leaves. This amino acid is considered a relaxant and is often combined with other supplements to promote feelings of relaxation and calmness.
L-Theanine has been found to reduce the number of negative effects noticed with caffeine. For instance, caffeine intake has been shown to decrease the blood flow to the cerebrum and increase blood pressure. However, taking L-Theanine seems to reverse such effects.
By itself, this amino acid is a known nootropic – a brain-enhancing drug that may help improve cognitive function. But when mixed with caffeine, experts noticed a synergistic effect between the two compounds. It means that you can experience the increased awareness, energy and focus as well as improve mental function and lower stress to a greater extent.
Based in Baltimore, Maryland, Zest Tea, LLC is the first company to produce the most caffeinated tea in the market. Founded by James Fayal in 2014, the company offers a line of tea flavors, including black citrus tea, apple cinnamon black, pomegranate mojito tea and earl grey black tea.
In 2016, the company was recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur 360 List as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America”.
The products are available in various store chains including Gelsons, WinCo, Spartan Nash, Raleys, Busch’s, WholeFoods, Harris Teeter, Meijer and soon in Safeway, Wal-Mart, HEB, and Jewel Osco.
Founder of Zest Tea James Fayal has always been a huge fan of tea. After college, he worked at a venture capital firm as an investment analyst. To keep up with the long hours of work, he kept drinking cups of coffee for its high caffeine, despite his tea preference.
One day, he realized he needed to get his caffeine from tea. So he accepted the challenge of creating quality, high caffeine tea. Initially, the tea blends were only for his enjoyment but many friends requested it. Thanks to a crowdfunding campaign, Zest Tea was officially launched in 2014. In 2015, the company won the Best New Product at the World Tea Expo
Sparkling Energy Tea
available in three flavors
Pomito Lime, Citrus Hibiscus ad Masala Chai.
Sparkling Energy Teas are tea based carbonated beverages with as much caffeine as coffee, only 5g of sugar, and only 25-35 calories per can.
Blue Lady Black Tea
South Indian Flower Orange Pekoe Black Tea, Cornflower Petals, Hibiscus Flowers C/S, Orange Peel, Juicy Lemon, Orange, and Passion Fruit Flavor, Natural Caffeine Caffeine Content: Approximately 150mg/cup
Earl Grey Black Tea
Caffeine Content: Approximately 150mg/cup
Cinnamon Apple Black Tea
South Indian Flower Orange Pekoe Black Tea, Cinnamon Chips, Apple Pieces, Cinnamon Flavor, Apple Flavor, Natural Caffeine Caffeine Content: Approximately 150mg/cup
Young Hyson Chinese Green Tea, Peppermint, Pomegranate and Lime Flavor, Natural Caffeine
Superberry Samba Green Tea
Young Hyson Chinese Green Tea, tea extract, natural passionfruit flavor, dried raspberry pieces, safflower petals, natural strawberry flavor, natural açai flavor Caffeine Content: Approximately 135mg/cup
Visit https://www.zesttea.com/ for more information about their products.
I was an avid coffee drinker until I found this tea. Coffee with butter and MCT oil in the morning... kicked off my day with energy and mental clarity. Lately, I've wanted to switch... you know, coffee breath is not cool and I wanted something less acidic. This tea, Zest tea, has been a godsend. Enough caffeine to replace coffee, and some amazing flavors. My favorites are the blue lady and green mojito. Medium body and flavors to die for.
Few products make it into my coaching program... this one has.
” – Elle Hunt
I'm glad they offer a variety pack as that's usually the best way to try a new brand. I've enjoyed Zest's loose leaf products previously and was excited to see them offer a ready to drink option - I don't always have the time or (ironically) energy to make tea. I really enjoyed all the flavors with the Masala being my favorite. It has a subtle spiciness that's somehow really refreshing and works well with the energizing nature of the caffeine and l-theanine
” – Ryan Williams
My friend suggested I try this, as coffee really messes with my stomach. I ordered the mini sampler and tested out the pomegranate mojito. Made the cup around 3 pm and kept adding water to it till about 11 pm. The flavor is amazing, last long and definitely kept me going all night long at work.
The only problem I have is that none of my local stores carry it. I don't know if I can wait for shipping it's that good!
” – Azia Miya Mendoza.
I got to try Zest Tea when they partnered with Hungry Harvest to sell their black tea. It's amazing and I'm so glad these two amazing companies partnered with each other otherwise I might not have gotten to try it. 5 stars for flavor, caffeine level, and presentation. I'll definitely be buying more in the future. I only feel slightly guilty for cheating on my cup of coffee every morning
” – Heather C Mick
This is without a doubt one of the best purchases I've made in a long time. It is more than just refreshing it is energizing and truly activating without leaving a feeling of irritability or tension behind. It is amazing how I can sit down to read a book with a mug of Zest Tea at my side and snuggle into a stimulating adventure that sustains me all afternoon and evening long.
Zest tea has become my favorite beverage for all occasions, hot or cold; I am still surprised at how pleasant a drink it is!
” – John Sheppard