“Strive not to be of success, but to be of value.”
When John from Buddha Teas contacted me about reviewing two of their teas, I jumped at the chance. Not because I’m a tea drinker, but because my husband, Chris, is a HUGE tea drinker. I knew he would love the opportunity to try out a new tea, so I didn’t hesitate to agree to doing a review.
I decided to peruse their website while waiting for the tea to arrive. And I loved that they had quotes scrolling through the home page–the kind that remind you to try to do better–be better–as a human being. Like this one:
“Be happy so long as breath is within you.”
“Don’t count days, make days count.”
If you follow My Fit Family on Facebook, you know this is exactly the kind of feel-good stuff I like to share–so I already had a great feeling about this company. While on their website I learned they use bleach free bags, no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives and one thing that I particularly loved was that the cartons are made from 100% recycled material AND it is 100% recyclable–go Team Earth!
And then the teas arrived! I loved the packaging– 18 tea bags fit in a neat cube; pretty enough to display on the counter but also small enough to tuck into a cabinet:
My husband tried them out first, and as an avid tea drinker, he said he could really appreciate the quality and would definitely buy more in the future. He immediately jumped on the website to see what other teas they offer and chose one of the black teas: Assam, for a future order.
OK, my turn! But first let me show you something:
Remember those quotes I mentioned on their website? Well, Chris isn’t always good about the details–he failed to mention the feel-good quotes are on the tea bags! I tend to love and appreciate the little details like this. All of it–the packaging, the quotes on the bags and on the website–didn’t go unnoticed, and I was appreciative of the attention to the small details.
I tried a caffeine-free herbal blend first, called Chaga. I was looking forward to this one because my husband said it was his favorite of the two. Chaga is a mushroom that grows on the birch tree and there are many benefits from drinking this tea:
- a natural source of B vitamins
- chaga mushrooms have more antioxidants than blueberries, acai, and pomegranate combined
- mineral content includes copper, potassium, manganese, iron, zinc, calcium and selenium
The tea had an earthy, smooth taste to it. Not a tea I would normally choose on my own, but I enjoyed the rich flavor and could see why Chris loved it so much.
Next up for me was Zenergy, a specialty blend. I’ll cut to the chase– I love this tea. So much that I’ve ditched my afternoon cup of coffee for a cup of Zenergy. I guess this non-tea drinker has become one!
Zenergy has a hint of green tea to it and though it also has an earthy flavor, it’s much lighter than Chaga. Almost a hint of sweetness. Really it is just nice, mild, and easy to drink, even for a non-tea drinker. It does have caffeine, but so mild that you don’t feel like you’ll have a caffeine crash from it a few hours later–just enough to give you a pick me up–whether you drink it first thing in the morning or like I do–to ward off the afternoon slump. Zenergy has all organic ingredients, including:
My Fit Family would like to give away a box of Buddha Tea to one of our readers. Head over to Buddha Tea and choose the tea you’d like to try. Leave a comment here and let us know which one you’d like to try and you’ll automatically be entered in the giveaway!
Never Give Up,
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