Thursday, January 9, 2014

Shape Tea ((Product Review))

Alright, I have a confession to make, I LOVE TEA! Surprised? You shouldn't be. I'm proud to announce that I'm 42 days pop free. <<Insert me jumping up and down in my brain, but my body being a little more sluggish to react>>

So, since I'm starting this new venture being pop free I thought I'd fill you in on another change and what I've noticed my body doing. First off, I've lost almost ten pounds in the past two weeks. (That makes me 96 lbs, 100 soaking wet) This is partially due to excessive emotional stress but it's also because I've gone over an entire month without pop. Since I'm an avid lover of Ruby Red Squirt, Cherry Pepsi and all things carbonated I needed to find a replacement to fill that void. That's when I was introduced to Shape Tea

I was kind of interested in the brand because it's all natural and although I'm not into that hippy crap I'm trying to pay more attention to what I'm putting into my body. I have fitness friends that swear up and down that you should be on that new kick of "organic" stuff and although I'll never be on that bandwagon I am attempting to be more conscious about the calories I consume and what is inside of the products I eat. So, with that being said, when I started looking around on their website I was intrigued to see that they have all organic ingredients. 

Now, let me explain please... Organic is defined as products that are produced without the use of pesticides, fertilizers or other artificial agents. As a farmer's daughter and as a college degree holder of the agricultural field I'm not sold on that jumble. Sometimes pesticides are needed, other times, it's not as important. The moral of the story, it's organic, I'm trying to eat healthier, it seemed like a good fit. 

They have three products that you can try out over at Shape Tea. I'll do a more in depth review on the Active Shape Tea because that's the one I was sent to try out but the other two I do want to do a quick blurb on just to get you acquainted with their entire line of products. 

CleanseThe human body's detoxification system is both remarkable and sophisticated, with several organs dedicated to cleansing the blood and gut. But in today's society with our diet (not always the healthiest), combined with a fast paced environment and a ton of other things on our mind, means that maintaining a healthy digestive system can be quite a bit of work and very likely get thrown out of balance. <---This one looks great right?! It says it tastes like citrus. Mmm! I love anything citrus so I honestly wanted to try this one out as well! It also says you can use this as a 14 day weight loss cleansing system. I'm interested to see if this works! I obviously don't need to lose weight, but I'd like to test it out after all these holidays meals I know I will consume that will add a couple pounds back onto me!

RelaxOne of the most important things you can do to live a healthy lifestyle is to Relax. The term Relax is defined as an emotional state of low tension. An absence of such feelings as anger, anxiety or fear. Relaxation can be achieved through means such as meditation, music or even controlled breathing. Relaxation helps us cope with stress. <---I really could use this baby as well right now! I'm stressed to the max so this would be everything I need in a drink! (Just throw in a little whiskey and we'd be set!) I have plenty of anxiety so finding something that could potentially calm my nerves down a bit is something I should look into. I guess I never thought of tea as an outlet to release tension... Looks like I'll be ordering another part of their line up. ;)

ActiveWhether you're hitting the gym, going for a run or heading out to your favorite class, Shape tea has the perfect solution to give you that extra boost of energy and endurance so that you get the most out of your workout and your day. <---This is the one I received and got to review!! I'll break it down a little more but overall, I was satisfied with the product and did feel a boost of energy. That might have been partially due to lack of caffeine and pop but it was nice to feel that boost right before I went to workout and run. I am super excited that I can use this product and make it ahead of time to use for the next day for breakfast to give me a quick pick me up!

When I first received my tea I was surprised to see that it was lose tea and other ingredients. I normally receive tea in tea bags or other packets so I was a little confused but I didn't let it stop me. I actually have a really neat Pampered Chef Herb Infuser and it worked like a gem. As a matter of fact, I've been dying to find a use for this bad boy and I'm glad it's finally found it's mate!!

I boiled up my water like the cute directions tell you to, then I placed my infuser with my tablespoon full of tea into my Blender Bottle. That little sucker is my other soul mate. I'm a HUGE Blender Bottle freak!! And below is the tea slowly brewing into full flavor. It's fun to watch it!!
Next up you pull you infuser out so you don't have tiny chunks floating around in your drink, sometimes you will get little leaves that leak out and you end up having to scoop them out, no biggie. And, then I must admit, I'm not a major warm tea lover so I throw it in the fridge for a couple hours to chill. I normally make a double batch of it and then drink it pre-workout and then post workout I try to finish it off. It's great stuff!! 

I was tempted to try this stuff out and just put it away, not really expecting myself to really fall in love with it. But after making a couple batches of it I've really come to like it. Like I said earlier I gave up pop and since November I'm proud to admit I've only had three or four total. It's been tough, but I've lost a few pounds and see that weight fall off from the pop really inspired me to continue to work towards my weight goals. I will fully endorse this product and urge others to try it out if you're looking for a quick boost of energy for working out or even if you're up too late partying or with the kiddos. WORTH IT! :)

These products are EXTREMELY reasonably priced at just $20 a piece and you can get a ton of use out of each tin. I've been using the tin I received for several weeks and I have plenty left to last me awhile longer. And, if you want to get even more bang for your buck, try saving the leftovers and re-using them with a new cup of hot water. Just leave the leaves in there for a bit longer!


*This is a sponsored post by Shape Tea but all opinions are my own* 

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  1. Congrats of being 42 days pop-sober! And I love tea..going to have try this brand out!

  2. I've never heard of this brand before but I'm a huge fan of tea, I'm going to have to try this out!!

  3. I can't get into drinking tea at all. I just don't like it. Lol I've tried them before but just can't.


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