This week I received an exciting package of teas from Zest Tea – some sample packs, a cylindrical tin, and a pouch.
It was great to see all of the different packaging types that this tea company offers, and the amazing, vibrant designs on each of the packs.
But there was one that particularly intrigued me, and led to me choosing it for my first review. Blue Lady, a blend of South Indian flower orange pekoe Black Tea, cornflower petals, hibiscus, orange, lemon, passion fruit flavour, with added natural caffeine – said to contain a high level of caffeine, antioxidants, and amino acids for alertness and energy.
Upon opening the pouch, I got the citrus fragrance from the tea – the orange, lemon, and hibiscus being the dominant tones. Reminiscent of a tropical cocktail!
Everything about Zest Tea feels premium and of exceptionally high quality and this extends through to the silk tea bags they use.
Once infused, this blend turned the water a golden amber, with the tropical, citrus fragrance still as strong as when I opened the pack.
On taking my first sip, it’s clear this is a tea I’m going to thoroughly enjoy to the last sip. Refreshing, fruity, clean, and crisp – a truly thirst-quenching delight.
As for the physiological benefits of increased alertness and energy, I do feel surprisingly chipper for a late Sunday evening – so perhaps it’s taking effect already. After all, the scientific evidence behind caffeine and L-Theanine (the dominant amino acid) is solid, and does point towards increased energy levels and mental alertness.
Here’s what Zest Tea say about this blend:
Winner of Best New Product at the 2015 World Tea Expo, Zest premium energy teas offer the same energizing kick of coffee without the negative side effects. Despite our teas having comparable caffeine levels to coffee—about three times the levels of traditional teas—the amino acids in Zest help create a steady and prolonged alertness, instead of the jitters and crash associated with other caffeinated products.
Our Blue Lady Black blends a sultry South Indian black tea base with an aromatic mix of orange, lemon, passion fruit, and hibiscus. A peppering of vivid blue cornflower petals and bits of orange peel make for a visual spectacle. Blue lady will excite all of your senses. No wonder this is a favorite among hot and chilled tea drinkers.
And it’s clear to see why this tea is an award-winner. Delicious, refreshing, and good for mental clarity – it truly puts some ‘Zest’ in your day!