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Product Review – Sencha Shots

A while back, I was asked to try out Sencha Shots, small cans of very concentrated tea that are healthy for you.  Sencha Shots are made by ITO EN.    ITO EN is a company who cares about the environment and social responsibility. We recycle our used tea leaves from production and upcycle them to make park benches, uniforms, pens and more. We work with Whole Foods Non-profit Whole planet to alleviate poverty in the developing worlds, and much more. These shorts are high in caffeine and are intended to be used as a coffee or espresso replacement.  I was sent two flavors, green and oolong. 

I had a lot of difficulty with this one due to shipping issues and poor communication with the company.  As with all reviews done through Tomoson, you are given a few weeks to receive the product and get the review done.  If you go past the deadline, it’s late and it drops your rating.  After over three weeks of waiting, I hadn’t received my samples.  I contacted the rep through Tomoson several times and received no reply.  It took another two and half weeks and Tomoson admins contacting them to finally hear anything back.  I was told that new samples were being sent out and that I would have them in a few days.  I figured that I was getting one can of each flavor…two cans total.  Instead, I received two 30 can cases…which I was not expecting at all.
The cans only hold a few ounces and are small.  One can barely filled up one of my juice classes.  My husband grabbed a green tea one, ignoring my warning that the taste is supposedly very strong, and knocked it back.  He gagged all the way to the bathroom, where he spent the next few minutes throwing up.  He has refused to drink them since. 
I don’t think that the green tea one was all that bad, but it is very strong.  Imagine chewing on a wet tea bag for a while….that’s the taste.  The oolong is totally undrinkable.  I even tried heating it up in a cup.  It made it worse.
Overall, I was not very impressed with this tea.  I think that it tastes awful, and I’m stuck with 55 cans of the stuff.  Plus, the shipping issues and contacting issues add to the dislike.  If you’re into health food, you may like it if you are into tea that is that strong.  It’s not for everyone, so you might want to try a can first before ordering a bunch.  You can buy it directly from ITO EN’s website for $45 a case (30 cans), plus shipping.  You can find it in singles at Whole Foods and other specialty stores, but I have no idea for how much.  You can get more info and check out their other products on the ITO EN website, plus Facebook & Twitter.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Below are some healthy living tips provided by ITO EN:

May 2013 be your healthiest, happiest year!  Whatever your New Year’s resolutions might be, we know how difficult it is to keep them. Research shows that late January signals the trailing off of fitness club visits, healthy eating commitments, and vows to live with less stress.

Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions with These 5 Steps:

1. Do it for you.

The most important part of change is your will to do so. If you change for someone else, you will most likely find it harder to maintain your intention to change. Do what you want to do. Do it for you. You deserve it.

2. Be realistic: change one thing at a time.

Keep it simple and change one thing at a time. It is challenging enough to change one behavior, and taking on too much can disperse your focus and motivation. Stay focused on one change, and follow through. Through your success, you will find the energy and belief in yourself to do anything you set your mind to!

3. Cultivate an attitude of gratitude.

Before January 1st, write a list of everything you are grateful for. You might want to change something, but focus on the many things that you love, and appreciate. A focus on gratitude gives you strength and a love for yourself that makes it easier to change what you find undesirable. Don’t forget to be kind to yourself when you succeed, AND when you fail. “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”

4. Make a plan.

Create a plan of action to reach your goal. If you want to eat healthier food, you might create a healthier weekly meal plan. Shop when you are feeling full and content, and choose your groceries carefully. Research healthy, easy recipes online, and create action steps for your success. It may be helpful to consult a nutritionist, or enroll friends and family in your plan so they can support you along the way.

5. Recommit to your goal each day.

One of the biggest challenges for maintaining and reaching goals is to remember the goal. It sounds silly, but the human mind is forgetful, easily distracted, and loves to make excuses. Leave a note with your goal by your bedside, and read it twice daily, morning and evening. Ask yourself if you still want this goal, and recommit to it daily. This will keep your goal top of mind throughout your day, and throughout your state of rest.

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