CogniTea Product Review
After seeing several posts on Twitter and Instagram about CogniTea and the benefits for athletes, I had to try it. I reached out to them, and they graciously sent me a two-week sample pack of tea bags. Coffee is always my morning beverage of choice, but I noticed that it often gives me headaches and the jitters. I heard that CogniTea is an excellent replacement for coffee without the jitters, headache, or crash, so I was curious to see if it lived up to it’s hype.
To my surprise, it did! After trying it for two weeks straight, I no longer had the same morning headache from my daily cup of coffee, and I no longer had the foggy morning brain. After drinking just one cup of tea, it was easier to stay focused during my morning training runs and workouts. CongiTea combines teas, herbs, and extracts including 100mg of L-Theanine, an amino acid extracted from green tea that helps reduce stress and improve mental clarity and concentration. I don’t know about you, but I need all the help I can get to stay focused and stress free. Marathon training is challenging both mentally and physically, and by using Cognitea daily, it has helped to improve the mental side of training by staying focused and the physical side by giving me that extra boost to help me reach my desired race pace.
The flavor is wonderful! If you like Starbucks iced green tea, then you will love Cognitea. It has a tinge of peppermint flavor and a very subtle sweetness from the stevia leaf without a nasty after taste. I found it to very refreshing when iced with a twist of lemon. The flavor isn’t bitter, like some green teas, and it has a beautiful amber color in you glass; perfect for fall! You don’t have to worry about scorching the tea like you do with green teas, and the longer you steep it the better.
Product and Company Overview (from their website)
We believe in the ambitious, the resilient, and the persistent; those of us living life relentlessly. No matter what we face, we are determined to succeed. Although our paths are different, our motto is the same, “I Can. I Will.”
Ingredient and Product Development
Our ingredients are sourced from all over the world through a few main partners. Everything is organic (and fair trade when it is available). We are currently going for our organic certification now. In order to make our blend more effective, we came up with a unique blending and manufacturing process with our co-packer that makes the ingredients more bioavailable. We work with partners in CA and PA for different steps along the process.
Organic & Fair Trade Guayusa Leaf, Ecuador
Organic & Fair Trade Yerba Mate Leaf, Ecuador
Organic Assam Black Tea Leaf, India
Organic Ginkgo Biloba Leaf, China
Organic Guarana Seed, Brazil
Organic Goji Berries, China
Organic Stevia Leaf, Israel
Organic Panax Ginseng, China
Organic Peppermint , Oregon, USA
All Natural - L-Theanine*
All Natural Tea Extract
*L-Theanine is an amino acid from green tea and we buy from a supplier who has a patented fermentation process to produce 100% pure L-Theanine. L-Theanine has synergies with caffeine to combat the jitters/ headache typical of coffee and helps promote mental clarity and focus. It is what gives that calming effect most noticed in green tea.
Also - our ingredients have a double-step QA process. Our suppliers conduct rigorous microbial testing and then our final blend is also tested in a laboratory.
Honestly, I intended it to be an aid for people to concentrate better at work, but quickly people started using it for yoga, running, boxing, cross fit, etc. I think it fills a niche of a subtle energy that aids mental clarity and focus versus all the synthetic pre-workout drinks.
You can steep CogniTea for as long as you want. We say, “CogniTea doesn’t get bitter, it gets better!”
You can purchase CogniTea from their website www.cognitea.com