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The Science Behind Rise

Learn more about the science-led ingredients we used to create Rise, our new blend, made in collaboration with High Performance.
The Science Behind Rise
Written by: Ellie Bilsland 21 October 2023

An English Breakfast Tea with an Extra Edge

Not many people would recommend messing with an English Breakfast Tea - it’s the nation's most loved blend after all. With Rise, we didn’t see it as messing with the blend, we saw it as enhancing, in more ways than one. In true Mission style, we’ve used 100% natural, science-led ingredients to help people to fuel something extraordinary, everyday.


For this blend, we used the highest quality Indian Assam tea, for its full flavour and because it provides the right amount of caffeine, heaps of L-theanine (which is an amino acid that helps to slow down the absorption of caffeine, enabling a sustained buzz and consistent energy levels).

Working in collaboration with High Performance, we then added natural nootropics to the blend. It took a lot of work to find nootropics that didn’t impact the flavour - as we were adamant this would taste exactly like a breakfast tea.

We were determined to bring you a blend that matched the same comforting experience of drinking your usual english breakfast tea, but with an optimised function.

How have we done this?

Creating a nootropic packed productivity boosting tea. This blend was developed to provide you with focus, mental clarity and sustained energy levels throughout the day.

Ever experienced the post lunch crash at work and the conflict of knowing that another cup of coffee is going to throw off your sleep pattern? Our Rise blend, created in collaboration with High Performance, is here to answer all your problems. A blend for you to reap focus enhancing benefits with, all in the great taste of an English Breakfast Tea.

At Mission, all our blends harness the natural uplifting power of plants + herbs for you to optimise your day, everyday. We are not alone with this; the natural nootropic functionality of herbs has been used for centuries. What are nootropics, you ask?Nootropics are supplements acting on the mind, in such a way as to improve cognitive function.

Science-led Ingredients

Here is an insight into the ingredients we chose for the new Mission x High Performance blend, Rise, and why.

Premium Indian Assam Black Tea

A natural stimulant that provides the right amount of the right type of caffeine, achieving sustained energy levels. Assam black tea also has a high L-theanine content - an amino acid which slows down the absorption of caffeine and boosts your alpha brain waves. This results in improved alertness and mental clarity, without the jitters.

Yerba Mate:

This leaf is a great source of sustained caffeine release. The low dose of caffeine alongside an abundance of antioxidants and polyphenols provide a host of benefits such as neuro-stimulatory, anti-inflammatory properties.

Ginkgo Biloba

Has been associated with cognitive enhancement (memory, brain health) or alleviating cognitive decline. There is also research supporting its benefits to blood flow and a reduction in stress through influencing cortisol release.

Gotu Kola

This herb is renowned for its cognitive enhancing properties such as alertness, attention. There is also growing research on its use for stress reduction.

Hawthorne

These ingredients work in synergy to give you an immediate boost of mental focus, reduce stress + fatigue and lead to improved mood and productivity. All in the familiar taste of an English breakfast tea.

High Quality Ingredients

On top of our ingredients, we also pride ourselves in using premium quality tea leaves within our plastic free tea bags.
Some of you may have seen Ellie’s video on the tea leaves used in a well known, standard tea bag. This is one of the most common issues with many modern tea companies. Often, they will use the residue of the tea leaves, which ends up being the fine powder that you see in most tea bags. This results in a strong, bitter taste and minimal functionality. With Mission, we use the whole leaf, and other whole ingredients. No processing at all occurs to the blends, so the leaves are all still intact and you can get the maximum benefits out of each bag.

It is the premium quality of all our ingredients that enables our blends, including Rise, to deliver their function and flavour.

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Throughout our time in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil, we saw first hand the nations’ obsession with this super-brew. It is by far the most popular drink on the continent and Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi Neymar Jr., and most recently the England football team all swear by it. Here’s why.

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