This pandemic has forced a lot of people to forget about their health. A lot of people (myself included) are spending more time on the couch, binge watching with a bag a chips, instead of eating healthy and getting in some exercise. As easy as it is to let ourselves go, we have to do what we can to not only stay healthy, but also to keep ourselves in check so that when we can return to “normalcy,” we look and feel our best.
One thing I have been neglecting is making sure that I am keeping myself hydrated. When I was at work I drank a lot of water. It was instinctual to reach for my water bottle at specific times during the work day. It was a habit to take some sips of water throughout the day. Sadly, now that I am no longer at work (my last day was March 12th), I have fallen out of my routine, and not drinking enough water.
I found that out the hard way yesterday. I was purging the bedroom closet (walk-in). I was on my feet the entire day (literally). All I drank was a cup of coffee in the morning. I didn’t even eat.
In the late afternoon, when I was still working on the closet, I had REALLY BAD cramps in the bottom of my feet. I thought maybe it had to do with being on my feet all day, but after Googling reasons why that could happen I found that dehydration could have been the cause of it. Knowing that all I had was a cup of coffee at 6:00 AM, I have no doubt that not drinking had a lot to do with it. I won’t do that again.
I am not a fan of plain water. I will drink it if I’m really thirsty and it’s very cold. But I prefer water to have a taste to it. I tend to drink a lot of unsweetened ice tea (or lightly flavored ice tea). I will make it by the glass whenever possible. Sometimes I take it on the go with me with either a flavored packet, or a bottle of ice tea.
I have tried many of the major brands of ice tea. They are all good.
I was recently introduced to a new kind of ice tea – Kabaki Kenyan Purple Tea. No, it’s not purple in color. It looks like regular ice tea.
Kabaki Kenyan Purple Tea is made from a plant called Camellia Sinensis. It is grown in the Kenyan mountains. The intense African sun and cool mountain air allows the sun’s ultraviolet rays to deeply penetrate the Kabaki tea leaves, resulting in their vibrant purple color. It also produces high levels of potent antioxidants, as well as a delicate tea flavor.
Kenyan Purple Tea is known as a Super-Tea because it has more potent antioxidants than green or black tea. The tea is also packed with powerful compounds known to balance the system and prevent illness.
Kabaki Tea is made with pure ingredients, with nothing artificial. It is also grown through organic practice.
The brand was kind enough to send me a sampling of their various teas. I received Unsweetened Tea, Lightly Sweetened Tea, Peach Tea, Raspberry Tea and Lemon Tea.
The tea comes in 16 ounce bottles, and it’s brewed and bottled in the United States.
According to the brand’s website, Kabaki;
- More potent polyphenol antioxidants than green tea!
- Supports cell health and brain function
- Boosts immune system
- Energizes naturally
- Low in caffeine
- All-natural, organically grown ingredients
- No chemical preservatives
- Non-GMO certified
- Certified Kosher
- Only 110 calories per bottle
I tried each flavor, and I honestly liked them all. I’m normally not a fan of flavored teas like Peach or Rasberry, but these teas were not that bad. The lemon flavored was my favorite, followed by unsweetened (that is normally how I drink my ice tea) and lightly sweetened.
These teas remind me of a popular brand name ice tea beverage. I don’t want to say which one, but my daughter commented that the Kabaki tea tasted just like it. The only difference is that Kabaki is a super tea, so it has much more benefits that the other brand’s tea.
If you are like me, and you need to get yourself “back on track,” by drinking more, eating right and exercising, why not try out Kabaki Tea.
The brand also provides jobs from locals, is a fair trade product, and donates to healthcare facilities in Kenya.
You can learn more and/or make a purchase at KabakiTea.com. Right now you can get 15% OFF and FREE Shipping with Coupon Code: WELCOME15.
The brand is also on social media. Their links can be found on the bottom right of their website.
Are you a fan of ice tea?
*I received free product samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.