I recently had the opportunity to try Buddha Teas for the first time. This is a San Diego based tea producer that offers a whole variety of organic teas. I tried two flavors, the Sencha Green Tea and the Skinny Buddha Blend.
How did they Taste?
The Sencha Green Tea is a fairly light green tea flavor, compared to other green teas I’ve had. For me, this is great. I can only drink strong green tea on a full stomach, otherwise it makes me a little nauseated. The light flavor in this tea also means that it goes down smoothly, without such a dry mouth sensation. I drink my first cup of tea first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach, just before I workout. Therefore, this Buddha Tea flavor gives me the small caffeine hit that I want without making me feel like I need an absurd amount of water during my workout.
The Skinny Buddha Blend is a green tea blend. It has hibiscus flower, bilberry leaf, cranberry, lemongrass, and a couple of other ingredients in the blend. It is also lighter in caffeine than the straight green tea. Oh my gosh – this is a delicious blend!! There are not many teas out there that I actually want to gulp, rather than sip. The Skinny Buddha Blend is a gulping tea – at least for me It is so refreshing. This can be my “drink anytime” tea.
What about the Company?
The founder of Buddha Teas is from England, and the short story is that he moved to the USA and was underwhelmed by the tea options available to him. He has created a ton of different tea flavors – check out the site for a full list. There are some new teas coming soon, which are fruit based and sound amazing…Sweet Strawberry Ginger and Pineapple White Tea…two new flavors that definitely spark my interest. All of the teas are USDA certified organic, the tea bags are bleach free, and the packaging is environmentally friendly.
They have a very user-friendly, functional website too. All of the images are beautiful and it’s easy to find what you’re looking for and place your order. You can even search the teas based on what health needs you have (digestive, calming, detox, etc) They also have a blog, which is fun! This particular post caught my attention:
Each Buddha Tea bag also comes with a quote! This is something I love about certain other tea producers, and I genuinely look forward to seeing what my quote of the day is each morning.
If you’re a tea-lover like me, you should check out Buddha Teas. There are so many flavors, you’re bound to find something that fits your taste preferences. If you like to support independent businesses, even better.
If you’ve tried Buddha Teas before, let me know which flavors you love.
To your health,