A few weeks ago I was contacted by Jonathan at Sokenbicha and asked if I wanted to try out their new tea line that had yet to debut in stores. Of course I said yes.
With the winter coming up I was sure that I could make more of an effort to add tea to my drinking routine, even though I am secretly more of a fan of the cold, bottled stuff and I hate the act of boiling water.
So you can imagine my excitement when I received something far from the loose-leaf tea variety I had envisioned.
Sokenbicha (pronounced just like it sounds) is a Japanese inspired tea that combines authentically brewed teas with natural botanicals to produce a refreshing tea that provides balance and great flavor.
They come in 5 distinct flavors, each one corresponding to a part of the body and the five elements. And since they are teas they offer all of the benefits with none of the added sugar.
Of the flavors Revive/Wood, Defend/Water, Purify/Fire, Shape/Earth, and Skin/Metal I found favorites in three.
I especially enjoyed the almost peachy aftertaste of the Shape flavor, which stemmed from a green tea base. And I thought Defend tasted like a perfect version of unsweetened homemade sweet tea. But my absolute favorite was the Purify variety – a green and black tea combination that tasted exactly like Starbuck’s Black Tea Lemonade.
I wonder how many Purify’s I can fit into my cart?