Science

As well as master tea blenders, we have worked with nutritionists, sports scientists and international athletes to develop a range of highly functional, performance based teas.

This page provides an overview of our benefits, ingredients, team and wide ranging reviews from customers and press. For more regular updates on the science behind our teas and how to make the most of them, please visit our blog.

Mission Tea Ingredients

Benefits

Mission Tea - Consistent Energy

Consistent Energy

No coffee or sugar crash

Mission Tea - Sustained Energy

Effective

Developed by nutritionists

Mission Tea - Sustained Energy

Adaptable

Warming brews or ice cold refreshment



Mission Tea - Sustained Energy

Convenient

Biodegradable pyramid bags or matcha sachet sticks

Mission Tea - 100% Vegan

Vegan

100% plant based ingredients

Mission Tea - Ethical

Ethically Sourced

From 36 different countries


Our Blends

This is where we stand out. Every single ingredient in our products has been carefully selected by a leading team of nutritionists and tea tasters to create the most effective, best tasting blends.

Our teas will always be 100% natural.

Mission Tea Ingredients

Energise: Cocoa + Ginger Biodegradable Pyramid Bags

Chunmee Green Tea

Green tea is respected as the healthiest source of caffeine available. It is associated with a calmer energy boost, avoiding the crash that your coffee inevitably brings whilst increasing adrenaline and perceived fatigue. Green tea contains the unique polyphenol EGCG, a powerful antioxidant associated with increased metabolism and free radical fighting properties.

Ginger

Ginger is known to aid digestion and associated with decreased muscle soreness from exercise due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Gingerol, the bioactive substance in fresh ginger, can also help lower the risk of infections.

Cocoa Nibs

Carrying a small amount of caffeine and more antioxidant power than both blueberries and goji berries makes cocoa nibs the perfect ingredient for kickstarting the day. Cocoa is also rich in polyphenols, which improves brain function.

Beetroot

Nitrates in beets improve mental and cognitive function by promoting the dilation of blood vessels and thus increasing blood flow to the brain.

Green Cardamom

Green Cardamom is a member of the ginger family and well known to aid digestion. It gets its reputation as a mild stimulant from cineole, a substance which stimulates the central nervous system.

Mission Tea Ingredients

Focus: Guarana + Beetroot Matcha Sticks

Ceremonial Grade Japanese Matcha Green Tea

Nobody can stop talking about this powdered form of green tea because when the whole leaf is ingested, the body is able to absorb a much higher proportion of its super ingredients. Matcha is high in L-theanine (5 x more than regular green tea), an amino acid that helps your body process caffeine differently – giving you a sustained energy boost without any jitters. Matcha is also high in catechins that help burn fat for energy instead of muscle. It also contains 137 x the antioxidant power of regular green tea.

Guarana

The berries of this Amazonian plant have a healthy caffeine content. However, the red berries stimulate the central nervous system at a slower rate than that of coffee, providing sustainable energy, mental clarity and focus.

Cayenne

Associated with increased metabolism, improved digestion and stimulated circulation, this Latin American spice is our favourite wake up call.

Pea + Rice Protein

A vegan godsend. Pea and rice protein contain different essential amino acids and when combined create a similar profile to whey without the added side effects or ingredients.

Ginger

Ginger is known to aid digestion and associated with decreased muscle soreness from exercise due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Gingerol, the bioactive substance in fresh ginger, can also help lower the risk of infections.

Beetroot

Nitrates in beets improve mental and cognitive function by promoting the dilation of blood vessels and thus increasing blood flow to the brain.

Mission Tea Ingredients

Perform: Lemongrass + Mint Biodegradable Pyramid Bags

Chinese Sencha Green Tea

Green tea is respected as the healthiest source of caffeine available. It is associated with a calmer energy boost, avoiding the crash that your coffee inevitably brings whilst increasing adrenaline and perceived fatigue. Green tea contains the unique polyphenol EGCG, a powerful antioxidant associated with increased metabolism and free radical fighting properties.

Yerba Maté

This South American wonder is known as the ‘Drink of the Gods’. Yerba mate provides a slow release energy boost without the jitters associated with coffee or sugar based drinks, creating a calm and focused athlete. Found to aid digestion and increase cardiovascular oxygenation during athletic performance.

Siberian Ginseng

Discovered in the Eastern corner of Siberia, this plant has been used for centuries to increase energy and improve cognition. Russia’s best kept secret?

Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola is known to increase the flow of blood throughout the body, leaving physical and mental performance enhanced.

Schizandra Berries

The Chinese name for this super berry, “wu-wei-zu,” means “five taste fruit”. This powerful herbal adaptogen is known to increase energy, endurance and resistance to stress.

Mission Tea Ingredients

Endure: Orange + Maca Matcha Sticks

Ceremonial Grade Japanese Matcha Green Tea

Nobody can stop talking about this powdered form of green tea because when the whole leaf is ingested, the body is able to absorb a much higher proportion of its super ingredients. Matcha is high in L-theanine, an amino acid that helps your body process caffeine differently – giving you a sustained energy boost without any jitters. Matcha is also high in catechins that help burn fat for energy instead of muscle.

Yerba Maté

This South American wonder is known as the ‘Drink of the Gods’. Yerba mate provides a slow release energy boost without the jitters associated with coffee or sugar based drinks, creating a calm and focused athlete. Found to aid digestion and increase cardiovascular oxygenation during athletic performance.

Siberian Ginseng

Discovered in the Eastern corner of Siberia, this plant has been used for centuries to increase energy and improve cognition. Russia’s best kept secret?

Baobab

Baoab is the fruit of Africa’s ‘Tree of Life’. Containing more antioxidants than any other whole fruit, four times the potassium of bananas and six times the Vitamin C of oranges, baobab has earned its place in superfood folklore. High in vitamin C, which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Pea Protein

Pea protein is low in fat and better in taste than its rivals, making it one of the most popular sources of protein for vegans. We have made the conscious decision to keep our teas free of animal products. Plant power!

Maca

Maca root is exclusively found in the Peruvian mountains, used there for centuries as a performance enhancing boost. It has been proven to increase energy levels and fight stress and fatigue.

Mission Tea Ingredients

Recover: Berry + Ashwagandha Biodegradable Pyramid Bags

South African Rooibos

Rooibos is derived from a South African shrub not containing traditional tea leaves or, consequently, any caffeine. It contains powerful antioxidants that protect cell membranes and has been shown to significantly decrease inflammation, easing tension, espcially around the stomach. A full-bodied post-performance indulgence.

Ashwaghanda

Originating from India, ashwagandha has been used for centuries in Ayurveda medicine. The herb, also known as “winter cherry”, is used to fight inflammation, stress and anxiety.

Tulsi

Referred to as “Holy Basil” and grown in the South-East Asian tropics, tulsi is known to reduce stress and enhance the immune system.

Ginko Biloba

Gingko Biloba, native to China, is a well known anti-inflammatory.

Valerian

Valerian root is a well known relaxant associated with the reduction of anxiety and stress.

Mission Tea Ingredients

Sleep: Turmeric + Lavender Matcha Sticks

South African Rooibos Matcha

Rooibos is derived from a South African shrub not containing traditional tea leaves or, consequently, any caffeine. It contains powerful antioxidants that protect cell membranes and has been shown to significantly decrease inflammation, easing tension, espcially around the stomach. A full-bodied post-performance indulgence.

Turmeric

Turmeric reduces inflammation, lowers your blood sugar levels, helps your liver to detoxify, boosts your immune system and eases your digestive system – all of which help you to get to sleep faster, to sleep better, and to wake up feeling refreshed.

Ginger

Ginger is known to aid digestion and associated with decreased muscle soreness from exercise due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Gingerol, the bioactive substance in fresh ginger, can also help lower the risk of infections.

Ginko Biloba

When taken 30-60 minutes before bed, gingko biloba supplements have been shown to reduce stress and enhance relaxation.

Hemp Protein

Known for being easily digestible in comparison to whey, hemp protein is an excellent aid for both vegan and non-vegan athletes.

Lavender

Researchers have monitored sleep cycles with brain scans and found that lavender increased slow-wave sleep, instrumental for slowing heartbeat and relaxing muscles.

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Our Nutritionists

Athletic Tea Co

Dainora Bickauskiene, DipCNM, mNNA, rCNHC
@dainora_nutritional_therapist

Registered Nutritional Therapist

“This tea is a really great sustainable alternative to coffee or an energy drink, with less caffeine and no artificial ingredients. Moreover, it is more nutritious than the alternatives and has a range of health benefits too. The smell and taste is delicious and I would strongly recommend to try these teas if you are looking better athletic performance and recovery.”

Athletic Tea Co

Daniel O’Shaughnessy, MBANT, rCNHC
@thenakednutritionist

Award Winning Sports Nutritionist

"Yerba mate is so good for energy levels because it contains caffeine without the jittery side effects of a coffee. There is also good research on Mission's Tea burning fat, as it can help the body rely on fat for fuel during exercise. I would strongly recommend these products to any athlete or busy office worker."


Our Customers

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Ramla Ali @somaliboxer

Olympic Boxer

“I look forward to my Energise Tea every morning for the extra boost. Without it training is incomplete.”

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Stephanie Ede @triathlonsteph

GB Duathlete

“I always start the day with a cocoa + ginger - you can actually taste the chocolate and it provides a buzz without the crash! Cold matchas on the bike are great too. I love the philosophy of using less sugar for energy. We’re drinking far too much of it in energy drinks.”

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Nick Butter @nickbutterrun

Running a marathon in every country in the world.

“These teas are easily the best sports product I’ve come across this year. Easy to carry, stupidly good for you, and they taste better than normal tea! Take them with me on every run.”

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Heather Knight @heatherknight55

International Cricketer

“I take Mission throughout the day, everyday, hot or cold. Aids my performance and it’s the tastiest tea I’ve ever had - a no brainer to use as part of my routine.”

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Victoria Baskett @diaryof_t44

GB Para Athlete

“The Perform + Endure blends are the perfect partners to help invigorate me in training without me crashing hours later. I use them both hot and cold and they both taste great.”

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Yolanda Burke @yolanda_matara

Dancer, The Lion King and Trainer, Third Space London

“I find myself feeling pretty dehydrated after coffees in the morning which really negatively affects training and energy levels, so Mission is an amazing alternative for me.”


Our Reviews

Rated as Top 5 Tea + Coffee Companies 2019 by Trustpilot

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Charlie

“Great range of flavours - bundles are great for trying them all! Gives a nice boost and a healthier alternative to the several daily coffees. Powders are super convenient come gym time too - just mix straight in water bottle 👍”


Hollie

“Perfect for the avid gymmer. I train 5 days a week and use energy tea before, perform during and always recovery tea before bed. I’ve really seen the benefits and they taste amazing! ”


Amanda

“Absolutely love these teas and delivery is always fast and packaged perfectly! Couldn't recommend more highly!!”


Joshua

“I take the teas in different contexts, whether that’s first thing in the morning, after-exercise or when hungover! They are a game changer and I would recommend them to anyone.”


Christopher

“If you’ve had enough of sugary sports drinks Mission is a must-try. Massively impressed with the effort that has gone into each blend, but in particular the pyramid bag Performance tea cold brewed!”


Emily

“A great alternative to coffee! Keeps me feeling energised and focused throughout the day! Highly recommended!”


Bradley

“Finally, a healthy product that delivers energy and tastes nice! Would highly recommend factoring into any busy week - ideal pre or post routine.”


Poppy

“It's a great start to the day and you can drink it hot or cold!”



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Evening Standard @evening.standard

“A healthier and more natural alternative to other caffeinated drinks - you have to check these out!”

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Trail Running @trailrunningmag

“Used by various elite sports teams, including Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, GB Triathlon and the Welsh Rugby Union.”

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Guild of Fine Food @guildoffinefood

“Great Taste Awards gold star for both matcha powders and biodegradable tea bag categories. Simply delicious.”

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The Sun @thesun

“Our recommended fuel for 2018.”

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Women's Running @womensrunningmagazine

“Best value nutrition drink on the market in 2018.”

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Runner's World @runnersworldmag

Awarded best sports nutrition product 2019.