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.

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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.

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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.

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They introduced us to sushi, yoga, and acupuncture. And now Sokenbicha.

Sokenbicha is slated to debut in Whole Foods across the country this month.

I wonder how many Purify’s I can fit into my cart?



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6 responses to “Sokenbicha

  1. I love the cute packaging!

  2. They look so fancy! I hope they’re delicious 🙂

  3. I love tea, hot or cold. Where I work they have a hot water spickot(sp?) so I have hot tea everyday, in swap for calories laden coffee drinks, which I LOVE! But nice to make the swap and still get fulfilled!

  4. As a tea afficionado, I MUST try these!

    When you say it’s exactly like it sounds…do you really mean “soc in bitch a”???

    Now I will have to add another crazy work like kombucha to my vocabulary.

  5. They look good, I hope they taste good as well…

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