Xingtea Green Tea Natural Energy Drink Review

xingtea energy drinkWe have received another entry into the healthy energy drink/green tea market with Xingtea Green Tea Energy.

I will not go into the health benefits of green tea (as you all are probably familiar from other reviews). Xingtea claims to deliver natural energy. How does it fare?

Taste

The familiar tea flavor is prominent in Xingtea Green tea Energy, but what makes it different is the sweetness. It is mellow, but enough to give the drink a nice flavor that sets it apart from regular tea. I would compare it to sweetened tea at a restaurant that has been made just right. It also has a somewhat citrusy aftertaste that helps add to the experience.

Xingtea Energy Ingredients

These drinks are massive at 23.5 ounces. Each can of Xingtea Green Tea Energy contains 3 servings of 100 calories and 25 grams of sugar. The base ingredient is brewed green and black tea sweetened with cane sugar. It also has guarana, taurine, and some B Vitamins mixed in. Each can delivers 155mg of caffeine.

Effect

I was disappointed with this when I drank just one serving. I had little to no lift, similar to a Red Bull. When I drank the whole can I got a buzz, probably from the 75 grams of sugar. The crash was noticeable as well. The caffeine’s effect will be best felt by drinking the whole can.

Verdict

If you like tea, check Xingtea Green Tea Energy and the rest of their extensive tea line. From where I stand there is too much sugar and too little caffeine/other active ingredients to make this a future purchase for a die hard energy drink consumer. I think better things can be done with green tea.

Drinks are reviewed by an independent drink reviewer and do not necessarily reflect the views or beliefs of this site.

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  • Nick

    The grocery store next to my high school had a bunch of varieties of Xingtea. I loved the raspberry one, kinda hard to drink in one 30 minutes lunch period but it was cheaper than a bottle of soda lol, so who cares.

  • I haven’t tried this tea-based energy shot yet. It has quite a bit of sugar in it though. I think generally herbal energy products perform good and don’t have as many health problems.

  • Alexander

    I bought this not really paying attention to every label on it and it is sweatened by “SPLENDA” splenda is terrible for you and makes you gain weight so for people who want something healthy lol this isn’t it.

  • ted

    Alexander, there is no splenda in Xingtea green tea energy drink. It only lists cane sugar and honey in the ingredients.

Last Modified: September 24, 2014