Chicago’s Own, Tempo Tea, Here To Perk Up Your Day

Chicago’s Own, Tempo Tea, Here To Perk Up Your Day

Chicago Food Magazine |
Emily Larsen |
Jul 30, 2018
Original Article: "Chicago’s Own, Tempo Tea, Here To Perk Up Your Day"

Ever get that “2 p.m. feeling”? Don’t worry; this isn’t a commercial for an energy drink that’s loaded with stuff that probably isn’t that great for your body. This also isn’t an encouragement to drink that third cup of coffee in the middle of your workday. For years, companies have been coming up with solutions to cure the 2 p.m. slump but few have succeeded in creating a beverage that’s not only caffeinated but is good for you too!

This was the dilemma Tempo Tea founder, Ryan Crane, realized he was in a couple years ago: going through his workday at an investment bank with almost a 100% chance of “that 2 p.m. feeling”.  So he recruited his best friend and Tempo co-founder, Austin Gallagher, and got to working on a beverage that could solve the issue.

Through the collaboration of Ryan’s business experience and Austin’s science background, the two decided that tea was the best solution: the caffeine within tea releases slower than coffee does and the body benefits more from small micro-doses of caffeine as opposed to all at once. What they ultimately created was a beverage that is lightly caffeinated, crisp and bubbly with zero calories, zero grams of sugar and completely organic. Finally, there is a caffeinated drink that is healthy, refreshing and provides a more natural boost of energy throughout the day.

With every successful startup, there is a company philosophy. At Tempo, they are committed to social change toward sustainability and environmental causes in every aspect of their business. The tea ingredients are organically sourced from all around the world and Tempo’s manufacturing is low-impact with 100% recyclable glass and little to no plastic materials. The team at Tempo also loves the ocean and working with conservation programs that work to restore and maintain their health.

Their beverages help support the important ocean conservation work being done by Beneath the Waves, a non-profit organization whose mission is to conserve sharks around the world through cutting-edge research. Beneath the Waves is collecting critical information on shark behavior and habitat use to better understand where and when sharks are most vulnerable to illegal fishing, in hopes of creating meaningful policies to help conserve and protect these threatened species. Tempo supports and participates in these crucially important conservation missions.

With new flavors being taste-tested and more locations rapidly joining the sparkling tea culture, readers can currently get Tempo’s two signature flavors (Green Tea with Ginger and Turmeric and Black Tea with Grapefruit and Ginseng) at the following Chicagoland locations:

Markets:

Beatrix Market

Eataly

Goddess and Grocer

Pete’s Fresh Market

Restaurants and Breweries:

Kanela Breakfast Club

ERIS Brewery and Cider House

Velvet Taco

Graziano’s

Or shop online and get it shipped right to your door!

We knew you’d ask if Tempo Tea would go great in a cocktail (the answer is yes!) so we went ahead and got some recipe ideas from Austin and Ryan themselves using Tempo’s two signature flavors! These cocktails are really simple and anyone can make them!

·      Green Tea with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey

o   8 oz Tempo Sparkling Green Tea with Ginger and Turmeric

o   1.5 oz Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey

·      Black Tea with Hendrick’s Gin and Simple Syrup

o   8 oz Tempo Sparkling Black Tea with Grapefruit and Ginseng

o   1 oz Hendrick’s Gin

o   0.5 oz Simple Syrup

Media Contact

Emily Clark pr@leye.com 773-878-7340

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