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type: herbal

caffeine: strong

price level: $$$$

We all have those days when we are dragging more than usual in the morning. Get that boost of energy you're looking for with Jump Start! An invigorating blend of toasted mate and black tea, Jump Start will give you a kick of caffeine minus those pesky jitters. Steep at 212°F for 5-10 minutes

Recent reviews

    • 

      I love this tea and have made new fans! It's complex, spicy flavors rival coffee and chai. It's not for the faint of heart. I love Mediterranean food and these flavors reminded me of that for some reason. I introduced it to one of my dads that can no longer drink coffee and he was amazed. The complex flavors require no sort of sweetener to enjoy, but a bit of crystal sugar and cream make it a real treat,

    • 

      I didn’t like this at all. I added some sugar to it and shared it with my husband. He’s a coffee drinker and liked it.

    • 

      This is one of the most bizarre teas I've ever tasted. It's like Coca Cola but with cinnamon and chocolate and it's also hot and not bubbly? Very odd.

    • 

      This has a nice smooth, woody flavor with subtle hints of cinnamon and sweetness. It comes across as a super smooth, malty black tea. It has zero traces of bitterness or astringency, and does give you a jitter-free boost in the morning.

    • 

      This isn’t bad, but it does get bitter fast. And I don’t feel like there’s enough flavor to overpower the mate (which I’m not a fan of plain).

    • 

      The best way I can describe this taste is "woody." The cinnamon is front and center, but the mate taste is very strong. Not bad, but not likely to be a regular for me.

    • CK

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      This tea honestly tasted like gingerbread-flavored cardboard. I find that toasted mate often has the aforementioned cardboard taste and this felt like the tea was putting a new coat of paint on the same old flavors.

    • 

      What an unusual blend! It has a pleasantly soft smoky aroma. The tea and mate blend well and make a cup without a hint of bitterness that is rich and complex and malty.

    • 

      This one is earthy and woody but with notes of chocolate. My kids claim they could smell the cinnamon from the other room, but I didn't think it was quite that strong. I could see this one joining the morning rotation. A good, strong tea that is appropriately named.

    • 

      Not bad, but I've had much better mates. It tasted like burnt chocolate, but not in a bad way . It was just kind of underwhelming.

    • 

      Although this has a strong cinnamon scent it wasn't as overwhelming as I expected once steeped. I had plenty of cocoa nibs in my serving but I didn't really get much of a chocolate flavor. If I had to say I'd say the flavor was more like praline. Sweet and nutty.

      Steeped (1) 195F 10min, (2) 195F 15min

    • 

      Brewed at 212F for 8 minutes with rock sugar added

      Let me preface this by saying that I have zero experience with mate; this is my first.

      The smell of this tea is light cinnamon mixed with something that I just can't describe.

      The tea is rather nice to me. The cinnamon is light enough to not overshadow. There is a light chocolateness at the back of throat. Unfortunately, I'm not familiar enough with mate and kola nuts to say what flavors are even happening with them.

      As of about 2-3 years ago, I cut back considerably on caffeine since it is an anxiety trigger for me. I was hoping this tea wouldn't affect me too much as I'm definitely not used to anything much stronger than plain black tea now. I definitely starting to feel like I'm going to explode if I don't get up and rearrange the entire house, but more so out of a 'let's get things done' feeling rather than 'fight or flight'.

      Overall, this tea is interesting enough to make me want to try again. Although, perhaps on a day with a lot of errands rather than a day reserved for relaxing.

    • 

      To me, this tea tastes like twigs and wood to me and is really not doing anything for me. May try second steep with rock sugar to see if it tastes better.

    • GM

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      It will wake you up! A tasty black tea with strong mate flavor and subtle cinnamon and chocolate complementing it. A new favorite of mine due to its high caffeine content and tastiness. I also tried it with milk, and it was good as well. I've found a new favorite.

    • 

      Very strong flavor with spices. Great kickstart for a cold morning

    • 

      Flavor wise this tea is just okay, the cocoa, kola nut, and cinnamon don't really come through you mostly taste earthy mate, this is definitely a very energizing tea though!

    • 

      Spicy and bold with a high caffeine level, this tea is sure to wake you up.