PRODUCT REVIEW: Raspberry Cream from GreenTeaHP/Green Tea Pros

Green Tea Based Product Review

Where To Buy: GreenTeaHP/Green Tea Pros

Product Description:

Smile at Yesterday. Fall in Love with Today. Kiss Tomorrow. Bright. Open. Giving. A Sense of Purpose. The Power to Envision and Create.

One box of RASPBERRY CREAM contains 60 pixies of RASPBERRY CREAM GreenTeaHP. For best results drink a minimum of two pixies every day, one during breakfast and the other during lunch. Mix each pixie in 12 – 16 ounces of cold water.

The ultimate Anti-Aging Antixodant Alliance
GreenTeaHP contains a proprietary formulation of complementary antioxidants designed to work together to boost bioavailability and maximize EGCG and other antioxidant absorption and benefits.

EGCG: a powerful antioxidant exclusive to green tea clinically proven to help reduce the risk of chronic disease, improve overall wellness, and promote weight loss

Açaí: Rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids, açaí has been prized for centuries for its healthful properties

Noni Juice: Polynesian cultures have used noni for ages for vitality, strength and general health

Pomegranate Juice: Contains potent antioxidants linked to cardiovascular health and mental clarity

Resveratrol: One of the most promising anti-aging ingredients, resveratrol is the antioxidant found in the skin of grapes

Trace Minerals: Derived from sea water, trace minerals provide key nutrition to facilitate proper cellular function

Plus: Polyphenols( flavonoids), l-theanine, vitamins, amino acids, minerals, fibers, and more

Use: GreenTeaHP comes in convenient single serving pixies that you can take on the go. Open a pixie and pour it into 12-16 ounces of water then shake it up. We recommend using one pixie with breakfast and one pixie with lunch.

Difference between GreenTeaHP and other teas? GreenTeaHP contains the right amount of green tea antioxidants in each pixie which contains 1250mg of green tea extract and 200mg of EGCG. GreenTeaHP comes in the right form which provides convenience and the best delivery system. The optimal way to harness the power of green tea antioxidants is to mix them with water to allow for maximal absorption. GreenTeaHP also contains the right blend of complimentary antioxidants. GreenTeaHP provides the right taste which makes it a great fit for any healthy lifestyle.

Other Ingredients: Green Tea Extract (Camellia Sinensis), Noni Juice, Açaí, Resveratrol, Pomegranate Extract, L-Theanine, Bioperine, Orange Fruit Powder, Cherry Powder, Mango Powder, Lemon Powder, Peach Powder, Pineapple Powder, Strawberry Powder, Fructose, Citric Acid, Beet Root Powder, Matcha, Natural and Artificial Fruit Flavors, Xylitol, Malic Acid, Lecithin, Ascorbic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Beta Carotene, Tumeric Powder, Roboflavin-5-Phosphate, Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin, Ace K, Silicon Dioxide, & Sucralose. Mocha flavor contains fat fee dry milk.

Tasters Review:

Here at SororiTEA Sisters we have reviewed a handful of the GreenTeaHP/Green Tea Pros Products and I must say they continue to amaze us for different reasons!  One of those reasons, for me at least, is that their flavors actually DO smell and taste completely different that their other flavors!  I have had other ‘products’ from other companies who claim they have all these different flavors, but to me, they all seem to taste the same or at the very most taste very similar!  But NOT at GreenTeaHP/Green Tea Pros!  They do it right!  Each of their MANY flavors has their own personality, aroma, taste, and mission!  And I LOVE that!

As for their Raspberry Cream…I give it a sparkling review!

It has a Raspberry Mocha type taste to it that I really like!  It smells like Raspberry…very pleasant!  The “mocha” taste I will chalk up to being the “cream” part of it.  It gives you a kick at the beginning of the sip and a smoother finish.  It has a lighter and semi-smooth aftertaste that I also appreciate!

Another good product from our friends at GreenTeaHP/Green Tea Pros!

Product Review: Super Natural Energy from Dragon Pearl

Product Information:

Where to Buy:  Dragon Pearl

Product Description:

If you drink energy shots, try theine instead of caffeine for an energy lift without jitters or anxiety.

Dragon Pearl’s Super Natural Energy tea shots are made from potent organic Taimu Mountain Mao Feng whole leaves, brewed into a super-powerful fresh green tea concentrate. The equalavent of three big, strong cups of fresh green tea is in each 2-ounce green tea energy shot.

Feel better and stronger every day.

Highly concentrated natural Theine provides healthy, jitter-free energy without anxiety that comes with chemical caffeine or too much coffee.

Directions:

  • Shake
  • Twist Hard (or tear the strip)
  • Sip to savor the flavors
  • Clean the garage

Taster’s Review:

I think that the writers for the Dragon Pearl website must have seen my garage!

I have to admit that I really had my doubts about this energy shot.  I haven’t tried those other energy shots because I feared the nervous, jittery feeling that some have reported after use.  I also feared the crash that would come in a few hours!

But, so far… so good!  I consumed this shot about an hour ago – just before walking to my daughter’s school to pick her up from choir practice.  It’s quite a hike – while the school is only a mile away, the hills between our house and my daughter’s school are quite steep!  Usually, after I get home after this little jaunt, I am wiped out for about a half an hour or so, but, I’m not feeling that way at all today!  I feel like I am at the same energy level that I was before the walk!

Awesome!  Of course, I will have to complete this review in a few hours to see if I “crash.”

These 2 ounce shots of energy are quite tasty.  They taste a lot like grape juice!  There is a little bit of berry taste in the finish that lingers well into the aftertaste.  It’s quite good.

That being said, there really isn’t a lot of green tea flavor to this shot.  I have a feeling that this was created for those who may not find green tea particularly enjoyable but wish to enjoy the beneficial (and energizing) properties of green tea.

There are other benefits to this shot as well because the fruit juices used here are superfruits:  pomegranate, Concord grape juice, blueberry juice and Acai juice.  As I said before, the dominate flavor is the grape, but I can also taste notes from the pomegranate and the berries, especially at the tail.

So not only is it a delicious and energizing drink, but the ingredients are actually good for you!  Let’s see how I feel in a few hours …

Seven and a half hours later…

Well, I had planned on coming back six hours later, but, I got busy doing other things.  (Sorry!)  Anyway, I am here to tell you that I did not experience any “crash-like” feelings.  Not that I would really know what they were like, having not ever experienced the crash from those other energy drinks.  But, I didn’t feel completely drained, if anything, I feel more energetic than I usually do at about this time in the evening!

KUDOS to Dragon Pearl – this Super Natural Energy shot is a winner in my book!

Goji Berry Blue from Praise Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Praise Tea

Product Description:

An antioxidant explosion of sencha green tea, gojiberries, blueberries, lemon grass, and pomegrante seeds.

Taster’s Review:

As I’ve professed before, I have somewhat of a ingrained response when it comes to Goji Berry.  That response is a hesitant recoil based upon the first time I tried a tea with Goji Berry.  The tea was incredibly tart – far too tart for me to enjoy it.  Since that time I have been less than enthused to try Goji Berry flavored teas.

And really, that’s an unfair response because since that time, the Goji Berry flavored teas have been quite delicious.  Like this one, for example.  This green tea is flavored with goji berries, blueberries, pomegranate and lemongrass.  And it’s absolutely amazing!

The fruit flavor is sweet with just a hint of tart.  The lemongrass adds a certain citrus-y element that accents the flavor of of the berries without overwhelming them.  There is a buttery note to the cup that I attribute to the green tea base as well as the lemongrass, it is a soft, creamy kind of note that doesn’t impart a strong buttery presence onto the palate – just a smooth sweetness that is quite delectable.

This tea is not what I would classify as “tart” even though there is a hint of tartness that hits the palate in the finish.  It is a pleasant note that sort of completes the overall taste profile.

While this would be absolutely amazing served over ice in the summer, I am finding it quite enjoyable as a hot beverage in the winter.   I found that a tiny bit of agave nectar brings out some of the sweeter qualities of the tea – especially the blueberry notes!

Pomtini from Tea Oh

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: Tea Oh

Product Description:

A flirty combination of pomegranate and vanilla.

Tasters Review:

Tea Oh is a fairly new Tea Company/Place you can buy tea online and is based out of Canada and I think they are just great!

Their Pomtini is a flavored black tea and is  mostly Pomegranate flavored with a hint of vanilla on top of black tea.   It’s very fruity, a tad bitter – but in a good and sassy way!  These were my findings on my very first attempt with this tea.

The 2nd attempt with this tea I was getting more of an apple taste than Pom and Vanilla but it sure is tasty regardless!

This tea is not run-of-the-mill!  The flavoring is a creative – well thought of combo and I think this is nice hot and cold/iced!

Pomegranate Green Tea from The Tea Nation

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  The Tea Nation

Company Description:

Pomegranate is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree. It is native to the Middle East and Northern India, although it has been cultivated and naturalized throughout the Mediterranean and the Caucasus since ancient times. Pomegranate has a high level of potassium and antioxidants. The most abundant are hydrolyzable tannins called punicalagins which have free-radical scavenging properties. We have flavored our Pure Ceylon high grown teas with the most pleasant pomegranate flavor so that you can enjoy it any time of the day. This tea is particularly good after dinner.

Taster’s Review:

Whenever I encounter tea in a tea bag, I am initially skeptical.  It is kind of a “knee-jerk” reaction, I guess, but the truth is that over the past couple of years that I’ve been writing tea reviews, I’ve come across quite a few bagged teas that were quite good.

So, I was initially skeptical when I received this bagged tea from The Tea Nation.  I shouldn’t have been, though, because this tea is delicious.

It has an unusually intense flavor.  I say “unusually” because, generally, green tea is quite delicate in flavor, but this has a bright, vibrant flavor.  The pomegranate is sweet with a very light tartness to it.  The green tea has a light, buttery quality.

It is a very tasty brew; however, you should be warned that this tea is quite sweet.  For those of you who might automatically add sweetener to your tea, taste this one first before you sweeten so that you don’t accidentally overdo it!  I found it to be very satisfying without adding sweetener.

This is my first tasting of a tea from The Tea Nation, and I’m quite impressed by it!  It encourages me to seek out other teas from them and give them a try.

Burgundy Blast from Simpson & Vail

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal

Where to Buy:  Simpson & Vail

Company Description:

This refreshing blend brews to a bright cherry red color with a sweet, tart taste. Comprised of hibiscus flowers, mango, papaya, lemongrass, safflower, mallow blossoms and acai and pomegranate flavors, this tea is fabulous both hot and iced.

Taster’s Review:

I’ll be honest, this tea scared me a little bit… a quick look at the ingredients made me think that this would be just a little too sour for my taste buds.  So I put off trying it until now…

Yes, it IS a bit tart … BUT… it is also very tasty!  It has enough sweet fruit flavor to it that it smooths out the tart edge just enough so that it’s agreeable.

The key, I think, is to not allow it to steep too long.   I steeped it for just 5 minutes.  This is enough time to extract flavor from the herbs and fruit without allowing the hibiscus to offset the delicate balance of this cup.  Another important factor is that I served it iced.  The chill allows the flavors to mellow out without dulling them too much.  When it is hot, the flavor is much more potent.

But… let’s get on to how this tastes, because it is really quite tasty.  I can taste mango and papaya, pomegranate and açaí.  The lemongrass offers just a hint lemony taste, and it is just the right touch to the sweet-tart blend of fruits.

The hibiscus offers some body to this blend – but because I only steeped it for 5 minutes, it isn’t a thick, syrupy consistency.  It is also not overwhelmingly sour.  It offers just the right level of tart to create a very delicate balance between tart and sweet. 

Simpson & Vail has a very intriguing recipe for this tea – Burgundy Blast Fizzy Drink – which can be found here.  It looks absolutely delicious!

I enjoyed this tea very much and it was just the right tea for today, because even though the calendar says it’s autumn, the weather is very summer-like.  It was HOT today!  Drinking this as an iced tea was very refreshing!

Pear & Pomegranate from Townshend’s Tea Co.

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Townshend’s Tea Co.

Company Description:

A strong China black tea with natural fruit flavors and scents. The pomegranate delivers a tart but fresh taste while the pear contributes a sweet, light flavor. One of our most popular teas, hot and iced.

Taster’s Review:

I am very surprised by the flavor of this tea!   Yes, I am pleasantly surprised, indeed.

First of all, I didn’t expect to taste the pear in this blend.  Pear being such a subtle fruit, I figured surely the flavor would get lost in the flavor of black tea.  And if, by some chance, the flavor survived the black tea, I was certain that the pomegranate would dominate the pear.  But it doesn’t.

There is such a lovely balance of flavors in this cup!

The pear is succulent and sweet – and it tastes like I’ve just bitten into a fresh, ripe pear:  smooth and delicious.    And the pomegranate is tangy, but that tartness does not overwhelm the sweet flavor of the pear – instead it cuts through some of the sweetness just enough to make its presence known, and then there is a little tart-y “twinge” that lingers on the palate in the finish, almost as if I had just popped a plump pomegranate aril with my tongue and let the juice wash over my palate.

The black tea is brisk yet not overly aggressive in this blend.  It has a place and a presence in this tea, but, it doesn’t overwhelm the flavor of the delicate pear or the tart pomegranate.    Each flavor is in perfect harmony in this delightful, delicious blend.

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