Tea Time: Caramel Black HiCaf™ by Republic of Tea

This week was a beast!! I work for a major health insurance company, as a customer service representative, in the department that handles the individual products. Those people who have to buy their own insurance. Our call volume has tripled since the Affordable Care Act has come in to play – it is NOT called Obamacare!! Anyway, we have a butt load of overtime and I worked 8am – 8pm Monday thru Thursday this past week.

I am exhausted! Well, I was. Friday I got off work on time and I have a 3 day weekend! Woo hoo!

The reason I bring it up is because I would have written earlier this week but I just was not home to do so!!

But I am now…so on to the review!

I have a relationship with caffeine. I NEED it. Not proud of this fact, but it helps me function well and because I am addicted, I get a nasty headache if I don’t have it. I’ve gone cold turkey and gotten over the withdrawals but I’ve always found myself back under caffeine’s evil spell.

So, while browsing for different teas to try – I may have a problem – I found Caramel Black HiCaf™ tea by The Republic of Tea. It is in the photo below on the left.  Photo is posted on Instagram where my username is peargirly.


OMG. It is delicious and woke me up right away!! I didn’t crash in the afternoon either!

Here is the information listed on the website:


Robust black tea with smooth caramel notes. Envision a clear mind and renewed spirit as you satisfy your sweet tooth by sipping this rich, energizing tea. Nice with a splash of milk.

A Better Buzz – We’ve intensified the caffeine content of this black tea by adding green tea extract and pure caffeine isolated from premium tea leaves. Caffeine and L-Theanine (often credited with reducing stress) are natural components of tea providing a state of calm alertness we call Tea Mind®.

I’ve been drinking tea everyday for a while now and this tea has a great smooth flavor and scent. It’s not overpowering or bitter. It’s a really nice tea.

The best part really is that I didn’t crash in the afternoon. I mean it’s really tasty, but the fact that I didn’t need to recaffeinate or have that afternoon crash that sometimes comes after having a high caffeine drink in the morning. I drank a 24 oz glass of the tea in the morning.

I make it every morning while I’m getting ready for work in a 24 oz Tervis cup like the one below (I don’t have that design tho! LOL. I really love these cups. I have 4 of them. I need one more to have one for every day of the work week!) I sometimes will get some hot water and have a 2nd glass of tea. (imaged from tervis.com)


When I drank the HiCaf Caramel tea I didn’t need that second cup!

The best thing about drinking tea is that it’s got zero calories, where when I was drinking pop everyday it was regular pop and had calories. But tea? Nada! Plus, it’s also getting my water in.

All of the Republic of Tea flavors that I got are really good. But the Caramel is my new very favorite tea!!

I definitely give it 5 out of 5 pears. lol 


Do you have a favorite brand or flavor of tea? Tell me about it in the comments!

Till next time…


*I am not affiliated with Republic of Tea or Tervis…just a fan*

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