So it’s Monday morning and after a long weekend, I’m tired as hell. I’m not fatigued from partying or anything, I’m just getting old aiiight. Now normally on mornings like these when I have to sit in long staff meetings, I grab a Red Bull. However today I’m trying out a new product, it’s Inko’s White Tea Energy drink. Now I’ve been a huge fan of Inko’s White Tea’s for a lil’ over a year now. I’m famous for picking up new products when shopping at my neighborhood health food store and one day their products caught my eye. I realize that I drink way too many juice products which contain high fructose corn syrup and so I’ve been doing my best to cut back. Their product does not contain that evil ingredient. I’m not gonna even front, I spend a good amount of money every month on their white teas now. They’ve got a lot of flavors and I’ve had almost all of them. Although I really like all the flavors I’ve tasted, my two favorites remain the white teas infused with Blueberry and Honeydew respectively.
Anyway, back to this Inko’s White Tea Energy drink. I was fortunate enough to receive some samples of their new product which has yet to hit the open market. I guess you could say that I’m a one man focus group. I sat at my desk, cracked it open and drank the entire can within about 10 minutes. The one thing that I really like is that it’s not carbonated. All the other energy drinks I consume from time to time are carbonated. After taking a couple of swings, I can dig the taste. It kinda reminds me of a lemon tea with lil’ bit of ginger in it. Now anybody who knows me knows I love ginger anything. I love ginger ale, ginger beer, gingerbread, ginger snaps and any other kind of healthy ginger drink. I can taste a lil’ bit of the ginseng and guarana, but it’s not overpowering. This is pretty good as far as the taste goes. But the true test is whether it’s gonna keep me awake and alert. Time for my Monday morning meetings… we’ll see.
Okay, it’s been a few hours and to be honest I forgot that I was even sleepy. Now I’m not going to attribute everything to the energy drink, but it sure did give me a pick-up. After sitting in the first meeting for close to an hour, I did a good amount of running around the building. I wasn’t running literally, but you got what I’m saying. I’ve drank products that tasted good that didn’t even raise my eyelids when I was sleepy. I’ve also had energy drinks that tasted awful that got me so wired that I thought my heart was going to jump out of my chest. This stuff right here tastes pretty good and didn’t overwhelm me as far as taking over my body. It gave me a lift and I didn’t even think twice about it. That’s a good thing. Lord knows I had days when I used to take Ephedra when tired and I thought I was going 100 miles a minute, but when I slowed down I felt like I was trying to run in a peanut butter pasture.
So overall, I give Inko’s White Tea Energy drink two thumbs up. I’ve got one more can left and my next test is to take it with me to the movies when I go to a late show. I fall asleep in movies during matinees. It doesn’t matter what the movie is, those chairs get real comfortable. I’ll just have to see how this one works in that environment. That’s a real test right there.
Anybody else drink these sort of drinks for that pick me up in the morning or before working out? Please, no discussions of Starbucks or coffee cuz that stuff is nasty!!!