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Titan Tea: Fair Trade, Non GMO, Electrolyte blend

Titan Tea decided that the thousands of iced tea products on the market were lacking in quality ingredients and electrolytes. Their new flavors are a light tasting alternative with an electrolyte twist that might well suite athletes…

A few years ago, John Gagliardi decided that, as a tea lover and as an athlete, he just couldn’t find what he wanted…

With that in mind, he set out to deliver more than just a good tasting iced tea, but something more. The result is Titan Tea.

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Part of the goal was to simply make a lightly flavored, good tasting tea that wasn’t too sweet… That’s not too tough as a stand alone.

What made things a little more complex were to make keep this taste profile but do it with Non – GMO, higher quality products AND make the whole thing go a little bit beyond being a simple refreshment and actually try to help make up for lost fluids and electrolytes…

The ingredient listing for all of the flavors is pretty consistent…

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Water, organic fair trade tea, Organic fair trade cane sugar, Organic juice concentrate and it’s topped off with Sodium, Potassium and Calcium.

This isn’t rocket science. Your body will burn a little “hotter” when you take caffeine (Caffeine is a diuretic which also flies in the face of “hydration”). Titan is designed to help you replace some of the electrolytes you will burn both during exercise and with the caffeine.

This is not a sweet, heavy product. I was actually surprised at how light the sweetness is versus a lot of the garbage on the market, but that makes sense as this has 16 grams of sugar in 16 OZ serving versus things like Lipton Citrus green tea with 32 grams of sugar in a 20 OZ (and Lipton arguably over shoots the Sodium and undershoots the potassium (while not listing Calcium).

The result is just a hint of the juice flavor for each of the profiles with much more of the tea flavor coming through. I would suspect that cold brewing for 12 hours is what allows the tea flavor to come through very well.

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The company hasn’t taken the world by storm yet. They’re still a regional player for store availability, but you can also find them on Amazon.com, meaning it could be on your doorstep tomorrow…

This is a little off the beaten path for Pez, but it was a good enough product with a very good list of ingredients that I thought you might like to give it a try. For tea lovers that also happen to be active people, this is a great alternative to the majority of what you’ll find premade / off the shelf at your local retailer…

You can find out more at: TitanTea.com

Have Fun,
Charles Manantan
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