Even though, I enthusiastically told Celstial Seasonings that YES! I would love to try their Fast Lane Tea (a limited edition) – when it came in the mail, I was admittedly terrified to try it. I loved the thought of replacing my (sometimes) second “cup” of coffee with tea without losing out on the caffeine superpowers that it gives me. For some reason I expected it to taste like old, burnt, lukewarm coffee and so I kept putting it off and putting it off.
Well, let me tell you that it tastes NOTHING like burnt coffee. It tastes like a nice tea – and it almost reminded me of the Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride Holiday Tea. It has a touch of sweetness and it wasn’t too heavy, like some black teas that I’ve tried.
As much as I hate to admit it, I’m a little dependent on caffiene. It was a bad habit that started during Camp, when I essentially worked one month without a day off. (I’m not complaining, I love my jobs) But I was a little tired and I was in major need of caffeine on a daily basis. And then I realized that having that second cup of coffee was kind of fun! More recently, I’ve found that my once predictable 10:00pm bedtime just doesn’t leave enough hours in the day and so the amount of sleep I’m used to getting has been suffering. So until life slows down a bit (will it ever?) I’ll be using the help of Fast Lane tea to help get me through my weeks. And I’m ok with that.
The tea has 110 mg of caffeine / 8 oz so even with my cup of coffee in the morning, I’m still below the suggested 300 mg of caffeine limit.
Bzzzzzzz, I’ve got to order more tea before it’s gone and I’ve got a to-do list to get to!!!!
This tea was sent to me to review. The opinions are entirely my own.