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Yogi Tea #1: green tea blueberry slim life

Screen shot 2013-05-07 at 10.22.02 PMOkay folks! I have my first tea to blog about! Wahoo. I am so excited! So, the first Yogi Tea I will be blogging about the Green Tea Blueberry Slim Life.

Alright, so this tea serves as a dietary supplement to energize and support a diet program. It is supposed to aid in maintaining an active lifestyle. It is supposed to help with stamina and just overall give you a boost so that you don’t feel tired from your diet.

 

The ingredients for this tea include:

  • Green Tea: green tea is essentially the unfermented version of black tea; it’s packed with a ton of antioxidants (and antioxidants fight the free radicals in your body)
  • Bilberry Leaf aka Huckleberry: fights those free radicals baby
  • Hibiscus Flower: again, hibiscus is packed with antioxidants, but after I did a little research I found out that this plant has been used in different regions of the world for thousands of years to serve different purposes including maintaing a normal body temperature and fluid balance, supporting heart and upper respiratory health, and regulating bowel movement and urination.
  • Green Tea Leaf Extract: see Green Tea
  • Ginseng and Eleuthero Root Extract: promotes long term stamina
  • Amla Fruit aka Indian Gooseberry: amla is a superfruit in Ayurveda; it’s packed with Vitamin C and antioxidants. Not only that, but amlas are great for your skin and hair (one of the reasons I regularly put amla juice in my hair when I was in India). It also helps with digestive function…literally a superfruit
  • Belleric Myrobalan Fruit (Bibhitaki): another superfruit in Ayurveda folks! Bibhitaki is known to support digestion, water balance, and the urinary and respiratory tracts
  • Chebulic Myrobalan Fruit (Haritaki): haritaki is great for detox as it cleanses your GI tract. It supports digestion and elimination, and is referred to as “the king of herbs” in Tibetan medicine.
  • Garcinia Cambogia Fruit: great for stamina
  • Stevia Leaf: used as a natural sweetener for this tea

So, all of the herbs that are used for stamina are going to be the energy providers. The herbs that support digestion and elimination and cleansing are also key. A good digestive tract is key no matter who you are. It keeps you going, and will help you from feeling sluggish. Am I personally on a serious diet? No, not really. I am tracking my caloric intake on the “Myfitnesspal” app on my phone. But, generally I’m just trying to have a healthier diet all together (guys, today I turned down the invitation to go to Taco Bell for lunch. that never happens).

As far as feeling the effects of energy and stamina, to be completely honest, I forgot some days to really observe how I’m feeling during and after drinking the tea. But, the days I do remember, I remember feeling a burst of energy a little while after finishing my cup. The other issue comes in, is that usually I drink my tea in the morning, and I am naturally a morning person. And finally, the box suggests you drink the tea throughout the day, but I really only had one cup a day. Either way, I definitely did feel the effects of the energy and felt more alive, for lack of better words.

For taste, I give it a 10 out of 10 with a little honey added to it, and without the honey, I give it a 7.5 out of 10.

Definitely go out and grab a box of this. See if it helps supplement your diet program, or if you just want a tasty tea, this one is great.
Up next: Berry DeTox

 

References:
www.yogiproducts.com, www.banyanbotanicals.com, www.gaiaherbs.com, www.care2.com

the yogi tea challenge

Hey guys! I know I’ve talked about Yogi tea before and how much I love it. I think their little yogi inspirations that they put on the tag of each tea bag is awesome too!

I began thinking about how many flavors Yogi sells when I was at Kroger buying more, because I’m also out of my first box. I realized that I’m probably not going to find that box again. Each store has a different selection, and the selection is always changing. I did a little research on the Yogi Tea website, and saw that they have 61 different tea flavors. One thought led to another (as they usually do), and I thought of “the yogi tea challenge.”

After talking to a couple of people of their thoughts on this idea, I decided that I’m going to do this. I am going to try every yogi tea flavor one box at a time, and then do a little review on my blog. Granted, I realize that this project can and most likely will take maybe more than a year to do. But, I’m going to do it. I’ll report on the flavor and function of each tea. I’ll research the different herbs and ingredients that are in each tea, and see if they, for lack of better words, work.

I’ll use my blog as my journal as I go through each box. One box has 16 bags. So, once I go through one box, I’ll do a blog post/review, and then continue onto the next! I’m excited and I think this is going to be really fun. I’m almost done with my first box: “Green Tea Blueberry Slim Life.” After that, the next tea up is “Berry Detox”.

This will definitely be a work in progress. I’ll come up with some order of teas that makes sense, maybe herb-wise or something. If you have any suggestions, please let me know! I am so stoked to start this project, and I hope you’ll find this fun, and maybe even help you with deciding what yogi tea you want to buy next!

ps. This will in no way effect my love for coffee, or some days, my need for coffee!