|Yogi Tea, Kava Stress Relief, Tea Bags, 16-Count Boxes (Pack of 6)
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- Six 1.27-ounce boxes, each containing 16 tea bags (total of 96 tea bags, 7.62 ounces)
- Features kava, carob, and stevia; for natural anxiety relief
- Certified organic ingredients and caffeine-free
- Boxes wrapped with cellophane; teabags packed in heat-sealed envelopes for freshness
- Ingredients carefully handled in organically certified facility in Eugene, Oregon
- Boiling water destroys the active ingredient
Boiling water destroys the active ingredients called kavalactones.
I found the tea pleasant, but did not notice any of the calming effects described on the box.
I googled kava root and found several articles describing how the active ingredient is destroyed with hot water.
I am currently waiting on my cup of hot water to cool down to room temperate to try again. I figured I would try it this way instead of throwing away the box and buying the kava root and making my own the way described in the articles....more info
- Delicious, Yes, May Help With Stress Relief
This Kava Stress Relief Tea from Yogi Tea is for anxiety relief. It's an unusual tea, slightly sweet (it contains stevia) and very carob-y. The good news is that it does not have any of the usual kava taste or smell that many people find offensive. The bad news is that I can't feel any of the anxiety relief effects of the tea, although it does say that there are 78mg of kava root extract in the tea. Still, it's a lovely cup of tea, and relaxing because it just tastes good. I can also taste the spiciness of the tea, which is very pleasant. I usually brew two bags in one cup, which is recommended on the package for a stronger and more relaxing effect; however, I even tried four bags once, but still didn't notice a relaxing effect. I am familiar with kava and the overall effect of kava is pretty subtle anyway, so this is something to be aware of. Your experience of the tea may be different.
Kava Stress Relief Tea comes with an expiration date (a good thing, because it's not full of preservatives, plus you can tell if it is fresh) and has many organic ingredients.
The ingredients in Kava Stress Relief Tea are: kava root extract, carob pod, Indian sarsaparilla root, organic cinnamon bark, organic ginger root, organic cardamom seed, stevia leaf, barley malt, natural hazelnut flavor, natural cinnamon flavor, and natural licorice flavor. Amazingly, I can taste many of these in this lovely and complex cup of tea. I would rate the taste five stars for flavor and uniqueness.
Yogi Tea seems to be another company (like Numi, Aspen, Traditional Medicinals) that values sustainable and healthy practices. Their web site has a helpful glossary of tea ingredients and is beautifully designed, with info about each tea they make. Their tea bag tags have metaphysical sayings on them like, "Your breath is the voice of your soul" and "Your head must bow to your heart".
Yogi Tea writes this on the box about the tea's benefits: "Kava Stress Relief tea helps you calm down as it relieves stress, anxiety and minor pain, as well as lending gentle support to the digestion and the kidneys. A member of the peppercorn family, Kava (Piper methysticum) is a highly prized medicinal and beverage plant, whose primary benefit is alleviating anxiety. "Kava-kava," native to Oceania and the South Pacific Islands, has been used and cultivated for its ability to calm the body and mind, and encourage a good night's sleep. A powerful antispasmodic, this herb promotes a state of "relaxed unconcern" while compromising neither mental functions nor clarity of thought when used appropriately. Furthermore, Kava has been shown to relax the uterus and relieve menstrual cramps and minor menopausal symptoms.* The Herb Research Foundation (2000) indicates that scientific data supports the use of kava for minor anxiety, stress, restlessness, muscle tension and mild pain. For added flavor, our formula has been complemented with Stevia, Sarsaparilla and Organic Carob. Enjoy a warm soothing cup of Kava Stress Relief, a delicious way to relax."
In addition to the standard disclaimer that the tea is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, there is a warning on the box, "Ask a healthcare professional before use if you have or have had liver problems, frequently use alcoholic beverages, or are taking any medication. Stop use and see a doctor if you develop symptoms that may signal liver problems (e.g., unexplained fatigue, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, fever, vomiting, dark urine, pale stools, yellow eyes or skin). Not for use by persons under 18 years of age, or by pregnant or breastfeeding women. Not for use with alcoholic beverages. Excessive use, or use with products that cause drowsiness, may impair your ability to operate a vehicle or heavy equipment."
Note that the media scare about kava several years ago was not for the kava root, and it is my opinion that based on my own research that kava is very safe. However, I am not a physician, and if you have any health concerns, you should check with an appropriate professional.
I decided to give Kava Stress Relief Tea four stars since it didn't really work for me. Still, it is a wonderful and recommended tea, and may work for you!
- Great product!!!
I really like this tea!! I was surprised Amazon had it for such a low price....more info
- Soothing and sensual-- great decaf pick-me-up
I have trouble finding this particular tea in non-health-food stores. This tea is caffeine-free, so it's ideal for unwinding at the end of the day or for a quiet escape during a stressful work day. The tea has a strong aroma and flavor, a little bit spicy so not for everyone, but I find the scent irresistable and calming on its own. The flavor is a touch of sweet, a touch of tingle on the tongue. And as a bonus, each tea bag label has an inspirational saying on it. Even if you find the quotations silly, they're at least good for a giggle....more info
- not the best tasting
I drink all types of teas, but this is one of the worst tasting teas, in my opinion....more info
- Knock out punch
It has a strong flavor and its a little different but if you want something to relax you for the evening and put you over the edge...this is it. I have sent it to friends and family and can tell you most were impressed. I gave some to my 21 year old daughter who.... has issues and she said it lulled her to sleep so much so she recommended it to a friend....more info
- Excellent Tea!
My whole family loves this tea. We have never tried a tea with so many good effects. It relaxes you and makes you sleepy.
Love it!...more info
- Stress free
Excellent Tea . . .I have a cup in the morning and evening. Helps calm me down....more info
- My new daily drink...
This tea does take getting used to...the sweetness is sloghtly odd at first. After getting really anxious during the day at work I decided to give up coffee (was on around 6 cups a day). I decided to try Kava tea as I've read a lot of literature on the relaxing effects of Kava...hard to separate it from removing the vast amounts of caffeine from my day but I feel more relaxed and less anxious.
Also really like the taste now...also makes my office smell nice which is an added benefit!...more info
- I love this tea!
This tea really does help with stress. I just sort of takes the edge off. I have been drinking it for years, and was very happy to find it at a good price on amazon....more info
- I love this tea.
I was introduced to Kava or AWA drink in Maui. The first cup is like drinking liquid earth, but I developed a taste for it. It really works to help relax aching muscles. I can make my own AWA, but it is time consuming. I tried this tea and with the carob and cinnamon it is delicious. I love it. I buy it from Amazon in the larger quantity because it is cheaper, even with shipping, than buying in a health food or grocery store if they even have it. ...more info
- Be Careful
Please be careful, I did not read the product description so I do not know if they mentioned this but, kava can cause SEVERE LIVER TOXICITY, even without prior liver damage, please consult your physician before taking this or any other supplement!
Thanks ...more info
- Great tea but...
This tea has a very nice fragrance because of the cinnamon. At first when I tried the tea, I didn't really like the taste. It took me like 2 days to get used to it. Adding honey helps adjust the taste, especially the ones with fruit flavors. If you don't like the cinnamon smell you can try adding berries mixed from the mixer, it gives off a nice aroma. Although I enjoy the tea, it just didn't seem to have that "stress relief" effect for me. It was one of the very reason I purchased this tea. Even so, I did not regret buying it....more info
this particular brand has a combination of herbs that make for a sweet and spicy tea. i love kava and the relaxing effects i feel. i am ordering more now....more info
- Kava Stress Relief Tea
Awesome blend of spices that is natually sweet. It envelops you like a warm calming hugg. The best way to deal with the chaos of everyday living....more info
- Calm and Soothing
As I had been going through a tough time, I needed to calm down and sleep at night. I tried several homeopathic medicines, but this tea really worked. It tastes good, and is soothing going down. It helps me calm down and relax when I need to, rather than relying on medication. Yogi Tea Kava Stress Relief Tea - 16 Bags...more info
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