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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

I Quit Coffee! Here's How I Survived...

First, let me say that you are going to be noticing a shift here at the blog...towards things natural and organic. As my drive to be healthier and happier progressed, I realized that I needed for ALL of the products in my life to move toward natural and organic. I've been working on buying organic, whole foods for a while, now. But I just recently decided that it's time to change over all the products that my family uses, as well. So, you will be seeing lots more reviews for things that are natural and organic. I think this is the natural progression of the "Health Movement" and I hope you will join me in making some switches, too.

I recently did the unthinkable...I quit coffee! Gasp!
Yes, it sucked, even though I did it slowly, decreasing my intake bit by bit over several weeks' time. To make things easier for me, I replaced my coffees with non-caffeinated teas. After all, part of the joy of coffee is the relaxing comfort of drinking something tasty and warm. I wanted a tea that would fit the bill, so I've been trying out several.
I asked a company if they'd like to give me some free tea in exchange for an honest review, and they agreed.
Tea to Help Detox Kidneys and Liver

Why this particular tea?
1) I have kidney stones, unfortunately, and also had my gallbladder removed years ago, so I was very intrigued by the tea's claim to "support healthy digestion" and "aid in liver and kidney detox". With those health issues, I certainly need help in both of these areas!
2) I also need it to be organic, which this is.
3) It's affordable through Amazon.com. 5 boxes of tea, each with 20 packets of tea. Current price is $19.70 shipped (if you have Prime). This is 0.20 per packet.
Raw Organic Sugar Free Tea
So, what did I think?
Well, it's been super cold here recently, and I was REALLY wanting a cup of hot coffee, so I was grateful that my new Organic Dandelion Root Tea just arrived...it was just what I needed to warm up!
Dandelion Tea from Amazon
I'm kinda picky about my tea, so I wasn't sure if this would meet my hopes, but it did.
It brews up a beautiful lavender color.
Beautiful Lavender Tea
The flavor is very nice. It's got a pleasing flavor with a bit of cinnamon that is perfect...not too much, just enough. I actually don't taste much cinnamon when I don't add organic stevia, but when I do, it brings the cinnamon flavor out a bit more.
Organic Dandelion Tea from a Keurig
The great flavor I achieved with a 3-5 minute steep was smooth, not bitter at all, and very flavorful.
Dandelion Tea with Hibiscus and Cinnamon
Moment of Truth: 
 I'm not sure how long it takes for the tea to detox your liver and kidneys, nor how you would really know if it did, but I sure hope it truly does!
A few of the claims the tea makes:
1. SUPPORTS HEALTHY DIGESTION, KIDNEY HEALTH AND LIVER FUNCTION: Detox the liver and kidneys from toxins that can build up over time. Healthy digestion helps the body to absorb more nutrients and improve physical and cognitive functions.

2. RAW AND ORGANIC Raw Dandelion Root is extremely nutrient rich and provides more vital minerals and vitamins to your body when compared to roasted Dandelion Root.

3. VITAMIN RICH Raw Dandelion root is rich in Vitamins A, C, D and B-complex plus Iron, Potassium and Zinc. A diet rich in these nutrients can help treat mood disorders, liver disorders and boost a weakened immune system.

4. HIBISCUS AND CINNAMON enhances the earthy flavor, and adds a hint of flowery sweetness to every cup. Hibiscus has been shown to help regulate blood pressure and Cinnamon has been shown to regulate blood sugar and reduce bad cholesterol.

Don't you just love it when something that's "Good for You", also turns out to be "Good Tasting"!
If you're interested in purchasing some for yourself, I'm providing a non-affiliate link below:
(I gain nothing from your purchase of this tea.)
I quit coffee
Disclosure: I received free samples of this product for review purposes. I received no other compensation. My honest opinion is, as always, my own. I am not a medical professional and do not claim to be, nor do I presume to give any medical-related advice. See a medical professional for your medical needs.