Review: Zest Tea Blue Lady Black

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Thumbs up!"When I saw this magical tea that supposedly contains as much caffeine as a cup of coffee, I knew I had to try it. "
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ZestblueladyAre you a tea lover who sometimes drinks coffee for the caffeine? I know a lot of people who don’t particularly enjoy coffee - they drink it merely for the energy boost. Though tea contains caffeine, it’s a pretty well known fact that coffee typically contains more. When I saw this magical tea that supposedly contains as much caffeine as a cup of coffee, I knew I had to try it.

Zest Tea is a fairly new tea company started by two guys who were sick of the nasty coffee at their office. They create “high energy teas for high energy people”. Their teas all contain amino acids and natural caffeine. I started with trying their Blue Lady Black.

Blue Lady Black is made with South Indian flower orange pekoe black tea, cornflower petals, hibiscus flowers, orange peel, juicy lemon, orange and passion fruit flavor, and natural caffeine. Each cup contains 150mg of caffeine, which is about the equivalent of one cup of coffee.

I steeped one tea bag for 4 minutes. The tea smells like a strong, citrusy black tea. The hibiscus and passionfruit are also detectable in the smell. The taste is strong but pleasant. You initially would guess you’re drinking a citrus black tea. As you drink more you can taste the passionfruit and hibiscus. You are left with a strong aftertaste of hibiscus and black tea. It isn’t the best black tea I’ve had, but for a bagged blend it was impressive. The more I drank, the stronger this tea got. You’ll definitely want to stir the tea while you drink it. By the time I got to the bottom of my cup, the thick, strong tea was almost undrinkable. When trying this tea a second time, I steeped the bag for less time and enjoyed the blend more.

I drank a cup of this tea right before a big, 2 hour accounting exam. I was wide awake and focussed the whole time. This tea will give you an extreme energy boost. Literally 5 minutes after finishing a cup I felt like running 5 miles. It’s been 2 1/2 hours since I had the tea and I still feel like running 5 miles. It’s great.

I’m admittedly a caffeine addict. If I don’t get caffeine in the morning I’m left with a fierce headache. Sometimes though, coffee isn’t convenient enough. When I’m in a hurry, this tea is perfect because I only have to heat some water and throw the tea bag in. It’s a delicious and easy way for me to avoid a headache on a busy day. I highly recommend this tea for those busy, caffeine addicts who often prefer tea to coffee.

It's hard for me to rate this tea because flavor-wise I think I would give it a 6.5. But due to the amazing energy boost it gave me, I'm going it a 7. I definitely look forward to trying Zest Tea's other blends.

— To purchase Zest Tea Blue Lady Black, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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