Balanced boost: Coffee tea

“Coffee Tea starts your day with an unforgettable aroma and taste profile that takes away the bitterness and acidity you typically experience in regular coffee or tea. Each of our blends
are designed to taste great on its own so adding any extra sweeteners isnโ€™t necessary for it to taste great. There’s also a special synergy that happens when combining tea and coffee which provides several health benefits. These benefits include improved focus, reduced mental stress, mood-boosting, and tons of antioxidants.” – www.balancedboost.com

You read correctly, coffee tea, coffee and tea combined in one drink!

There is a special synergy that happens when the tea is combined with the coffee.
Improved cognitive performance, reduced mental stress, moodboosting are just a few to name.

Now for the science behind Balanced boost coffee tea:

Coffee, the biggest source of caffeine, also provides one of the biggest sources of antioxidants, consuming it has been associated with various health benefits, the seconds largest source of caffeine worldwide is tea, which tends to have a modest amount, but far less
than Coffee, tea is also high in antioxidants as well. Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and is suggested to block a neurotransmitter called adenosine which builds a tendency for you to fall asleep or feel tired. Caffeine by itself, is not without its drawbacks however, as too much of it can cause you to feel wired or less focused as your brain wanders.

That is where the combination with tea comes in and saves the day. There are three main components of tea that help balance out the caffeine in coffee. First is L-theanine, a psychoactive amino acid with unique properties, this amino acid can enter the brain by
crossing the blood-brain barrier. Studies have shown that Ltheanine can increase alpha brain waves functions, increase in dopamine production, which are associated with alert relaxation,
anti-anxiety, and calming focus. The combination of caffeine and Ltheanine have a synergistic effect, particularly potent at improving brain function.

The other two components of tea are Theophylline and Theobromine, both are organic compounds also found in Cocoa beans. They have been shown to relax and smooth muscles in airways, making breathing easier while also stimulating both the rate and force of heart contractions, improving blood flow. Put it simply, tea is too weak by itself, which normally provides about 10 to 40 mg of caffeine compared to 100-200 mg in coffee. Coffee can be too strong by itself, without the balance of L-theanine, Theophylline, Theobromine, and other compounds provided by tea. However, when combined with coffee, it provides a perfect
combination of energy, alertness, calm, focus, without the wired, jitter feel of just caffeine.

I have tried two of their blends : Jasmine coffee tea and Sencha coffee tea

Jasmine coffee tea – bliss/focus/energy/healthy skin

Sencha coffee tea – mental focus/energy/antioxidents

Have you ever tried these?

Sarah x

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11 Comments

  1. Ashley Lennon (@hiyaitsashley) June 27, 2019 / 3:49 pm

    I’ve never heard of coffee and tea being combined before but it definitely sounds interesting! I’d for sure try the jasmine one!

    Ashley x
    hiyaitsashley.com

  2. Boxnip June 29, 2019 / 12:49 pm

    Never tried them but then I don’t drink tea or coffee, I only ever drink fruit tea from Whittards. Though I’d like to try these as it’s the bitterness from both that I don’t like ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Hazel Lillian June 29, 2019 / 11:00 pm

    Never heard of this before! I love coffee but hate tea so not sure Iโ€™d be a fan!

  4. bethany jane July 5, 2019 / 4:34 pm

    Wow, I’d never heard of combining the two but it seems like a great idea! So nice to get the benefits of each without the side effects! I don’t usually drink tea or coffee but maybe combined they’d be delicious!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

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