Javazen: Coffee With Tea and Superfoods for Java-Drinking Health Nuts

JavazenAs an avid yogini and admitted health nut, I often feel like I have to hide my love of coffee, as if it’s somehow un-yogic to look forward to my morning fix each day. Attachment issues aside though, there is some evidence that coffee is actually good for you. But we all know that green tea is the true superstar when it comes to hot beverages. Green tea is loaded with healthy antioxidants and other beneficial compounds. I always think I should drink more of it.

So when I recently learned about a product called Javazen, a combination of coffee and green tea, my interest was immediately piqued.

According to the company’s website, Javazen’s founders, who met as college roommates, wanted to develop healthier coffee drinks that could provide balanced energy as well as a good dose of superfoods. Why, I thought, haven’t I heard of this before? There are three varieties of Javazen: Original, Boost, and Relax. Each blend is infused with purposefully chosen superfoods. I had to try this product! So, I asked the company if I could have some samples to review for my readers. I was not asked to do this, and I was not paid for this review. I was simply intrigued by the product concept and wanted to see for myself what it was like.

Well, I’m glad I asked because I think the makers of Javazen are on to something great!

Javazen Original

The first variety I tried was Javazen Original. It’s a blend of coffee, green tea, Ceylon cinnamon, vanilla and cacao nibs. And it’s delicious! I’ll admit the idea of mixing tea and coffee in the same drink sounded odd to me at first, but not anymore. With each sip, you can taste the tea, the coffee, the cocoa (my husband said it reminded him of hot chocolate), the cinnamon and the vanilla. For me it was truly a “Zen” experience because I kept focusing on a different flavor as well as all of the flavors combined. For me, drinking Javazen actually was something like trying to solve a koan! Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating, but…

Beyond the delicious taste of Javazen Original are the health benefits of each of the ingredients – which are all organic. There are the antioxidants in the green tea, of course, and in addition:

  • Ceylon cinnamon has anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties and may also help to lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
  • Cacao, the raw form of dark chocolate, is rich in both antioxidants and the mineral magnesium.
  • Vanilla bean is said to have antiaging properties, and it may also help to alleviate some symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Javazen Boost

Next up, was Javazen Boost, which I tried one morning after not sleeping very well. This blend contains coffee and Yerba Mate, aka Amazonian green tea, as well as acai berry.

I immediately recognized the energizing flavor of Yerba Mate from the times I’ve had it at yoga retreats that serve this type of green tea instead of coffee. Yerba Mate is antioxidant-rich and naturally caffeinated. It is a central nervous system stimulant that is said to help increase mental focus and clarity without causing heart palpitations; in fact some people even use it to treat irregular heartbeat.

Again, the tea and coffee combination was quite tasty, and the energy boost was not the kind that makes you jittery. While I couldn’t specifically pick out the flavor of the acai berries in this blend, I suspect that they gave the drink its very slightly sweet taste. Acai berry is a superfood with energy-boosting properties of its own as well as a high concentration of antioxidants that can help boost the immune system.

Javazen Relax

Javazen’s Relax blend had the most unique taste of the three varieties I tried. I enjoyed it one morning instead of coffee when I was getting ready for a stressful meeting. This blend is a combination of decaffeinated coffee, rooibos tea and honeybush tea along with vanilla, goji berry and lucuma powder. Rooibos is red tea with a sort of caramel flavor. It has many of the same benefits as green tea but is naturally decaffeinated. Honeybush tea is caffeine free and has a slightly sweet taste. Goji berry is often used for relaxation and to promote sleep, and lucuma power, which is derived from an exotic superfood fruit from South America, is loaded with nutrients, including B vitamins and the electrolyte minerals calcium, magnesium and potassium. It also has a caramel flavor; if you like caramel, you’ll enjoy the taste of Javazen Relax.

So there you have it, all you coffee-loving yogis and other health nuts – coffee infused with superfoods that tastes great and will keep your energy balanced and your body healthy. I’m glad I learned about this product, as I’ll surely be drinking more of it in the future! If you want to try it for yourself, you can order it on Amazon  or via the Javazen website.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Maria
    Sep 29, 2015 @ 09:11:52

    Reblogged this on Third Eye Well-being and commented:

    Happy National Coffee Day!

    Reply

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Maria Kuzmiak, M.A. is a health and well-being writer with a background in nutrition, psychology and education and a passion for yoga. She has written hundreds of articles, blogs and newsletters for clients in health-related fields, particularly those specializing in yoga, natural medicine, nutrition, and spiritual health and healing. Maria has also worked as a nutritionist, teacher and technical editor. Learn more about her writing at www.wellbeingwriter.net.

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