Once upon a time, but not that long ago, I was a two-energy-drink-a-day kind of gal, mostly that stuff that promises to “give you wiiiiings.” Those days are long gone — even I can’t handle that much caffeine anymore — but with work and life the way they are, there definitely are days when I need more than just a latte (or, um, several) to get my energy levels up.
Jones Soda Co.’s newest offering is a line of tea-juice blends laced with Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA), a naturally produced amino acid thought to boost focus and clarity while decreasing nervousness and distractability. It’s non-carbonated, just slightly sweet, and comes in four light-but-luscious flavors: Fuji Apple White Tea, Lemon Honey Black Tea, Nectarine White Tea, and Grapefruit Black Tea.
I've tried them all, but I keep coming back to the nectarine and grapefruit teas. They're smooth, juicy, and wonderful over ice -- I don't know if it's the GABA or the fact that I take the time to savor the flavors, but I definitely feel refreshed and re-energized afterward.
A variety pack of four 12-ounce cans -- one of each flavor -- costs $11.95 at the MyJones Store, but right now four thirsty readers can each win a dozen Jones GABA teas right here at Write. Edit. Repeat. Just leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite way to re-energize.
Share your tip -- a candle-lit bubble bath? A 10-mile run? A box of Godiva? -- before 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 10! I'll turn to my handy random-number generator and announce the winners at noon on Monday, May 11.