Before I get this started, I would like you all to know that I love coffee and I don’t ever think I would be able to get over that affair.
I have been drinking coffee for as long as I can remember, and being a civil engineer and going through countless all nighters, I can say that if you drew my blood it would probably come out as coffee.
So I reached out to Nanami Tea for a trial on their “Zen Set” which comes with (4) different teas (Matcha, Sencha, Hojicha & Genmaicha); the premise of the trial was their 7 day drink green challenge where you drink no sugary drinks, no sodas, NO COFFEE and only their teas and water and what a trial it was.
*Disclaimer: this isn’t a cleanse or anything of the sort; I still ate food, the only thing I replaced was my coffee for tea.*
I have to say it was weird not waking up to a cup of black coffee to start my day like I usually do, but you know what, I can’t complain at all.
I went through the teas 1-4 & I have to say they were not only delicious, they actually kept me awake. With teas 1 & 2 [the Matcha & Sencha (the caffeinated ones)] they brought me up & kept me awake, but as the day progressed it was a gradual comedown and not a sudden crash.
Organic Matcha (Green Tea Powder)
★ Finely ground Japanese green tea powder
★ Excellent source of catechins (a vital antioxidant)
★ Perfect for mixing into smoothies, lattes, sauces, or pastries
Organic Sencha (Classic Green Tea)
★ Classic light steamed Japanese green tea leaf
★ Lively, fresh notes with a smooth body
★ Perfect for pre/post-workout and healthy daily hydration
The Hojicha & Genmaicha were more of an after dinner/before bedtime teas to help soothe and settle the stomach before you drifted off to dreamland. I’m not one who usually goes for anything hot at night, I usually like cold water before I go to sleep, but there was something calming about the teas that didn’t bother me at all.
Organic Hojicha (Roasted Green Tea)
★ Roasted Japanese green tea leaf
★The rich, nutty sweetness of the roasted rice blends perfectly with the fresh flavor of green tea
★ Perfect to enjoy with or after a meal to soothe the stomach
Organic Genmaicha (Roasted Green Tea)
★Organic green tea blended with roasted organic brown rice
★ Nutty and toasty with a slightly caramel-like flavor
★ Drink before a meal to suppress appetite
While I continue to drink them, but can’t at all make claims for what the website states, I do have to say I have a cleaner fix. I’m more awake without that buzzy, anxious feeling and best of all, I have been going to the bathroom a lot more recently as well! I would definitely buy these teas and try them out.
And if you’re interested and want to try them out, you can too!
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