The Tea Experiment / #5

Guys, I ran into a bit of a disaster this week. A tea disaster. I've been a tea lover my whole life - white, green, black, oolong, you name it! I love the taste, the benefits, and how it makes me feel.

Last week, I found out that a lot of the brands of tea that you and I are drinking are not exactly so healthy after all. Sure, there are antioxidants. Yet there are also pesticides, GMOs, artificial and "natural" flavoring, and harmful packaging. Certain teas have been found to even have formaldehyde in it. Uh, no thanks! Let's talk packaging.

According to Dr. Mercola, “paper tea bags are treated with epichlorohydrin, a compound mainly used in the production of epoxy resins. Considered a potential carcinogen by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health2 (NIOSH), epichlorohydrin is also used as a pesticide. When epichlorohydrin comes in contact with water, it hydrolyzes to 3-MCPD, which has been shown to cause cancer in animals. It has also been implicated in infertility (it has a spermatoxic effect in male rats) and suppressed immune function.”

So then I thought: I'll just switch to loose leaf. Nope. 100% of teavana's teas were found to contain pesticides. Not only that, a lot of them contain heaps of sugar and artificial flavoring. Hm, wonder what that could be. Not to mention a trip to teavana costs twenty dollars. Nah. I'll pass. 

You may be sick of coffee or soda, so you switch to tea. Which is always a good switch! Tea is calorie free and antioxidant rich, and all of them are diverse in flavor. But do you want to consume lead, formaldehyde, pesticides, and epichlorohydrin? I would just like to consume tea leaves. 

I'm not much of a health freak. But I drink tea daily and I drink it for health benefits - not for more health issues. This is why I drink yogi tea now. 

I tried yogi a couple of years ago and loved it, however, you know me. I always love trying different teas! I'll drink whatever I can get. Here's why yogi is the superior tea.

There are a lot of organic teas. But some seem so pretentious to me. They're overpriced, only in certain stores, and there isn't much of a flavor choice. Yogi not only has a diverse choice of flavor, but they have teas for different people. Immune system, digestive system, energy, detox, weight loss, fertility, and so on!

Yogi is organic, so it's not going to be sprayed with harmful pesticides that seep into your tea. There is never any artificial flavoring. Some of them will have "natural" flavoring which is ocassionally questionable, however, the ones I drink are just organic ingredients. The one I can't stop drinking right now is called 'green tea energy.' 

The ingredients are: organic green tea leaf, organic lemongrass, organic panax ginseng root, organic eleuthero root, organic spearmint root, organic kombucha. 

Sounds good to me. The taste is clear and is reminiscent of spring evenings in the park of renewal and love. Yogi is famous for their inspring quotes on each and every tea bag. Mine at the moment says "When there is love, there is no question." Imagine starting every morning with organic tea and a inspirational quote.

I vote yogi. My favorite tea brand that I know I can always count on. 10/10. To check out their tea, go to their website here. Their tea is very attainable so you can find it in the tea aisle at your local grocery store.