Science

Whilst cycling the length of South America, our Founder, Tom, noticed far too many spikes from sugar-based energy drinks and coffees.

To fuel your extraordinary, we believe you need to focus on a slow, sustainable release of energy.

We have therefore created a range of blends ideal to replace:


Energy Drinks And Gels

Most energy drinks contain the full NHS RDA of sugar (30g) in one serving. Through a high amount of sugar and artificial ingredients, energy drinks and gels create a spike in energy levels. However, this is soon followed by a ‘sugar crash’ due to the amount of insulin the body produces in response to the large intake of sugar. MISSION uses 100% natural, sugar free ingredients to create a slow, sustainable release of energy.

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Coffee

The NHS recommends we take no more than 300mg of caffeine per day although most of the nation is exceeding this (a Starbucks can contain 375mg of caffeine), suffering energy loss as a result. Around an hour after we take caffeine, our brain is flooded with adenosine, creating the dreaded ‘caffeine crash’. MISSION has focused on using low-caffeine blends (between 0 and 19mg of caffeine) for a slow, steady release of energy.

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Regular Tea

Whilst other premium tea brands can offer some of the benefits of avoiding the crash, we have gone further to create a tea for someone who is performance focused. We are the only tea brand to have paid for testing on the exact amount of caffeine in each blend, putting this on the front of our packs. We have also worked with a number of sports scientists, Oxford researchers and the ex Master Blender of a major UK tea company to create a range of blends that are fully focused on results.

Read more about our blends on our product pages

This has meant that we have been:

  • Regularly used by 15 GB athletes and various premier league football clubs
  • Been awarded Runner’s World Sports Nutrition Product of the Year 2019
  • Been awarded Women’s Running Best Value Nutrition Product of the Year 2018 and 2019
  • Been awarded Two Great Taste Awards 2018

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.

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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.

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Focus

Guarana + Cayenne 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.

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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.

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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.

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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, especially around the stomach. A full-bodied post-performance indulgence.

Ashwagandha

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.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo 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.

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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, especially 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.

Ginkgo Biloba

When taken 30-60 minutes before bed, Ginkgo 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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