I followed an interesting remaindered link from Kottke.org to a page that discloses the caffeine content of everyday foods and drugs. It’s interesting to see that one dose of Excedrin has more caffeine in it than a single dose of regular-strength No-Doz. That really wasn’t that surprising to me, since I knew that caffeine has been known to help relieve (but also causes) headaches and Excedrin is primarily a headache medicine.
More useful to me, however, is the knowledge that my favorite tea happens to be the second-highest tea on the list. Bigelow Raspberry Royale Tea contains 83 milligrams of caffeine per eight-ounce serving, almost double the caffeine content of a similarly sized serving of Surge! It’s no surprise that a cup of Raspberry Royale sweetened with five or six teaspoons of sugar always provides a welcome jumpstart to my mornings.