Around 2pm is when I’m grabbing for something to keep me going for a few more hours. This little ditty has been saving me from grabbing a sugary snack for the past week and I am completely in love with it.
Wild Leaf Active Teas offers a line of teas with a healthy thought behind each tea. I regularly drink their Slim tea in the mornings and adore that rich jammy earthy flavor. I’ve found in the mornings that I do have more energy but I do drink a few servings of this tea before hitting the road in the morning. I can’t say I’ve noticed any other side effects but I drink this tea more for the flavor and the energy, not so much the weight loss or boosted metabolism.
So this last time when my subscription was about to be shipped out, I emailed Wild Leaf Active Teas and asked if I could add in a tin of their Charge tea. Their Charge tea is a conventionally arranged eye opening tea bag full of green tea, yerba mate, and mint.
Brewed up hot, this tea provides a refreshingly energetic way to get rid of those 2pm heavy eyelids that I seem to get. The flavors mingle so well. Earthy yerba mate combined with a buttery green tea that as a slight vegetal feel with a cooling refreshing finish. A smooth cuppa to enjoy for sure.
Brewed up cold, this ice tea just gives and gives. Again you get all of those same earthy yerba mate notes and that same green tea feel, but it seems like the mint flavor is richer and more intense. So refreshing and cooling. I see this as being a perfect tea for those warm summer afternoons heading our way or even a fabulous ice tea to drink while at my parents’ pool.
I’m a huge fan of green tea, yerba mate, and mint, so I knew this would be a huge hit for me. What I hadn’t expected was how much my family would dig this tea. My dad actually asked me to get him some of this tea and my hubby has asked me to give him this tea in the mornings as a cold brew.
Charge is another widely loved tea in my family. So far there hasn’t been a tea from the Wild Leaf Active Tea lineup that I haven’t loved. Slim is still my favorite with this one and Smart following right behind. Even though these are bagged teas, they are so full of flavor that I find myself grabbing them more and more, especially when I’m at work or am in a bigger hurry than usual.
For me, Wild Leaf Active Teas are full of flavor, love, and that added zip that I need to get me thru the day.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green/Yerba Mate
Where to Buy: Wild Leaf Active Teas
Power up with invigorating whole leaf Yerba Mate, Green Tea and Peppermint. KA-POW! Ain’t nobody got time to crash. Win the war on naps with this bold, dark, invigorating tea because we have things to accomplish!
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I put off trying this tea. Most of the time I don’t NEED to power up. When I wake up in the mornings I am ready to roll, no caffeine required. Sometimes I could use a lift during the day, though. But this has maté! This has hibiscus! Two things that I have occasionally had bad experiences with. Hibiscus is usually Iced and sweet around here.
I decided to give it a go today because it was either take a nap or do something to get the wheels spinning again. I went for it as a hot unsweetened cuppa instead of resorting to iced tea with it because I need to wake up NOW.
The nice surprise is that when the tea is really hot, it is smooth and minty! The green base is good, the maté isn’t a deeply roasted flavor like what I had before, and the hibiscus isn’t very strong…YET. I prefer spearmint to peppermint in most teas and the spearmint dominates the hibiscus until it cools. It is a super refreshing tea.
As the tea cooled, hibiscus came out more and more. That’s okay! I can reheat! And next time I will make it by the cup instead of by the pot so that I can enjoy its minty goodness.