Monday, December 31, 2012

Sencha Green Tea Shot Review

You guys know how much I love my tea and I have reviewed Ito En Tea's before and this time I have 2 new products to tell you about called Sencha Green Tea Shots and one of the other flavors is in the Oolong Flavor, which is milder than the Sencha Green Tea Shot.

Both are good for you and very healthy. Green Tea has always been healthy for us and I try to drink a few cups a day and now with these new shots, you can get more bang for the buck!
Instead of your usual morning coffee, they recommend SENCHA SHOT, the Japanese equivalent of an espresso shot - highly antioxidant green tea in a can. You’ll find this tasty beverage quick, strong, invigorating and healthy!  
With 152 millgrams of the powerful tea polyhenol-Catechin, this green tea has depth of flavor, body, and a robust mouthful. Even espresso-lovers will become fans. For a milder flavor, try their Oolong Shot.
They are offering a discount to my reader's so that you may enjoy and get the healthy benefits of the teas also! Just use these promo codes.
Promo code for 20% off for my readers only - use promo code: NewU13

Promocode is also good for the Oolong Shot, and the Fiber Shot.

All ITO EN Shots here: 

Did you make any health wise resolution promises for the New Year? I try to and sometimes I can keep them and sometimes I can't. Depends all on what is going on with my health and the pain issues.  I try to be practical and know the limits of my ability to succeed. I think this year I will err on the side of caution and say these will be my 5 hopefully successful resolutions for this coming year, 2013:

1.)  Move around more than I have been
2.)  Eat better than I have been
3.)  Get on my stationary bike more than I have been
4.)  Take my vitamins on a more regular basis
5.)  Try not to stress too much about things I can't change

I know these may not sound like big things to most of you, but for me, they are. First, because of the I.C. issue (chronic bladder pain) I really have to watch which products have potassium in them. And unfortunately, alot of good healthy foods are loaded in potassium. Just check your labels the next time you are shopping and you will see how bad my dilemma is.

The rest are fairly easy to do and I should have been doing them already but I must admit I have been on a pity party for myself and have given in some to the whole thing and figured what's the point?  And I still may be there a little bit but I am trying my best to claw my way back and I will try harder in the next few weeks to shake some of it off and get back to being the "old me" instead of the "me" you have been seeing for the last week or so. 

I wish I could do yoga but with both knee's replaced, I would have a very hard time being as limber as this young lady is doing her routine. But if you can do yoga, they say it is very relaxing!

As far as the Sencha Shots here is what benefits you get from each can:
  • Contains 152 mg of Catechin Tea Antioxidants per 6.4 fl oz can - 5 times more than the average ready-to-drink green tea based on the USDA Database for the Flavonoid Content of Selected Foods
  • All Natural
  • Unsweetened, No Calories
  • Vitamin C # No Added Color or Flavors
  • No Genetically Modified Ingredients
  • Brewed from Premium Loose Tea Leaves
  • Imported from Japan

  • Each Oolong Shot contains the same as the Sencha and the only difference is:

    Recharge and renew with this bold-tasting shot of polyphenols powered by Oolong Tea. Oolong, traditionally called Blue Tea, is a dynamic balance between green tea and black tea. Oolong Shot is made from premium whole loose tea leaves.

    Now, because I wasn't sure how powerful both of these were, I had Mike take them to work to drink when he needed some extra energy to get thru the rest of the day. I did that because Mike does not take any meds except for his acid reflux and is on no other prescription meds and these would not interfere with any of them. He said that they worked like magic! He drank them about midday when he felt his energy going and he said that shot got him all the way to home. I don't know if it would have bothered me or not but if you are like me and take a good bit of meds, and want to try these, I would ask your doctor first.

    I forgot to do that the last time I went so when I go on the 11th for my first procedure, I will ask him if taking shots of caffeine like these would hurt me or not.  I do take meds for rapid palpitations so he might say no way. That was my real concern and did not even think about that when I agreed to review. So, from now on, I need to think better before I accept reviews. It was my fault and no one else's but I still got it done by letting Mike try them and he really liked them.
    We may be getting more of them because he said it sure did help when he felt like he was not gonna make it til the end of the day and then within 30 minutes of drinking one of the green tea shots, he was able to get a second wind, he thought that they would be better for him than taking those other quick shot drinks that hold no value other than giving you energy.
    And I agree, those other quick energy shots do nothing health wise other than give you that extra energy.  Mike is not the best eater, either, so I know he is not getting the health benefits that he needs. I wish I could break him from eating out every single day with the guys but he won't stop! They eat all kinds of God knows what every day for lunch! Do you know what is in Green Tea? Or the benefit's that you get from them?

    Well, I found this article on Ito En's site and thought I would share it with you to help give you a push in the right direction:

    Following new scientific developments, research into the health effects of green tea has advanced significantly. Studies have shown that green tea is made of several main components that contribute to its character: catechins (texture), caffeine (bitterness), and theanine (flavor), as well as various vitamins and minerals.

    Present in large quantities of green tea, catechins (including EGCG) are a type of polyphenol that is also a component of red wine. Catechins also give green tea its signature texture, and as a potent antioxidant, hinders dangerous free radicals in the body. Caffeine gives green tea its bitter taste, while increasing alertness, and relieving fatigue. Theanine, an amino acid, gives green tea its taste and acts as a mild relaxant.

    Theanine helps to relieve the jittery effect that caffeine can sometimes produce in sensitive individuals. This makes it a great alternative to coffee which not only has higher levels of caffeine, but does not contain theanine to regulate the unpleasant physical side effects. These are the main research properties included in green tea. Green tea contains a well-balanced mix of these ingredients.

    Oolong Tea's have great health benefit's also:

    Oolong Teas are unique because they span an oxidation range of 20-80%, where some are closer to green teas, and others are more similar to black teas. Caffeine levels vary accordingly, where greener oolongs will have less caffeine content and darker oolongs will have higher caffeine content.

    Oolong teas, because they have higher oxidation levels than green tea, will also have lower catechin levels, although catechins are still present. However, although catechins decrease with oxidation, theaflavin and thearubigin levels increase.

    These polyphenols may help in defending the body against stroke, dementia, heart disease and cancer. In addition to this, oolong teas have long been believed to aid in digestion, so have a cup with or after your next meal.

    I found this under the About Us section:
    ITO EN (North America) Inc. was founded in May 2001 with the mission of introducing ITO EN's line of green tea products and establishing a culture and interest in authentic green tea in the United States and beyond.  
    In order to accomplish these goals, the company developed a three-tier strategy, simultaneously entering the beverage wholesale, retail, and restaurant industries. In 2002, the Teas' Tea line of natural, unsweetened bottled tea was launched.  
    The product line functions as the centerpiece of ITO EN (North America) Inc. for it upholds ITO EN's principles of Natural, Safe, Healthy, Well-Designed, and Delicious. The product was first introduced through wholesale distribution in New York City and the Tri-State area.
    Connect with Sencha Tea & Oolong Tea (thru ITO En) several ways:

    Mailing Address:
    ITO EN Web Sales
    20 Jay Street, Suite 530
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    In NYC: 718-250-4000 or Outside NYC (toll-free): 1-888-TEASTEA

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


    Nicole said...

    Both I tend to run out of energy mid morning - then get a short shot after lunch, but then it's nap time.

    Nicole said...

    I would like to start having raw food smoothies for breakfast, I am waiting until we have fresh veggies from our garden to start.

    Nicole said...

    I have been using honey and cinnamon a lot thanks to a tip I found. I usually boil water and seep the cinnamon then add the raw honey after it has cooled a bit. Aids with digestion and weight loss amongst other things

    Lilian said...

    I tend to get tired after lunch. *yawn*

    MRWriter said...

    I usually run down mid-afternoon.

    MRWriter said...

    I plan to take more walks and yoga.

    Mary Bearden said...

    Nicole, does the cinnamon and honey really work on the digestion and the weight loss?

    I have got to lose about 10 pounds and I think I will feel better when I do. Right now I have too much pressure on my knees. Both have been replaced but it still feels unbalanced. Hard to explain but I think shedding a few pounds might help and I love cinnamon and honey!


    Megan Parsons said...

    I always run out of energy during the day. I love Monster energy drinks. I'd love to try these as well!
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    Megan Parsons said...

    I need to make sure that I get enough sleep each night! I also need to start eating more veggies and fruits!
    makeighleekyleigh at

    Tara said...

    I actually don't have any energy in the mornings, so I GAIN my energy around midday.

    Tara said...

    I really just want to get back in the habit of working out more. Last March I achieved my goal of losing 100 pounds, but I have really slacked off since then and want to get back on it! allisontb at gmail dot com

    Cserafini said...

    I start losing energy shortly after lunch.

    Jennifer Hiles said...

    yes and yes! Especially about an hour after lunch. I hate that. Makes it so hard to get through work, especially when you are sitting in a very small dark room the size of a closet! (my video editing booth at work - it's terrible!!!).

    Jennifer Hiles said...

    This seems like something so simple but i have a heck of a time doing it: drinking water. I also notice that I start losing weight rather rapidly when I drink more water too (which i need to do!) so that is my goal- to drink more water!

    doodlebug said...

    I lost my job the end of October and since I just sit around the house now, my days and nights have been really switched around. I've been having trouble sleeping at night and often don't get to sleep until the early morning hours. My New Years resolutions are to eat better and lose weight, so maybe this would help.

    doodlebug said...

    I don't know. I wish I had some answers. I've been having problems eating good. Comes from stress. Kayleen Considine,

    chris0855 said...

    I sometimes run out of energy mid morning or after lunch.

    Debby said...


    Debby said...

    Sometimes have a slump.

    Deborah Neal

    Gigi Sweeps said...

    I'll sometimes find I start to run out of energy mid-day and that's when I'll go for a walk or pop in a Pilates dvd.

    Gigi Sweeps said...

    I've been sticking with my resolution of drinking more water. I have about 100oz a day and a bunch of green tea.

    Elena said...

    I get tired between lunch and dinner

    Nikkie Cossairt said...

    I run out of energy right after lunch.