Tea is a multi-purpose drink -- people use it for comfort, healing, and yes, energy. Although tea doesn't contain as much caffeine as coffee, it does provide more pep than many other drinks. Here we take a look at a tea from local shop Chakra 4 that's supposed to comforting and energizing, Cherry Sencha tea.
Looks like: A light green tea. The tea packet looks like a baggie of cannabis and rose petals. Chakra 4 serves it piping hot, with lots of steam rolls.
Smells like: A cherry cough drop with a hint of citrus.
Tastes like: Green tea with a smooth hint of cherries.
Caffeine and other contents: A cup of green tea contains about 23 mg of caffeine, but Japanese Sencha tea is made differently than other green teas, with the tea leaves being rolled and dried rather than ground. Sencha tea contains about 2 mg less than regular green tea, so the average caffeine content per cup is about 21 mg -- certainly not as much as a Red Bull (80 mg per can).
Caffeine kick: Not much, but what the tea lacks in caffeine, it makes up for in flavor.
Caffiend: Chakra 4's Cherry Sencha Tea
March 23, 2009 | 8:00am