Republic of Tea Caffeinated Superfruit Acai Berry Green Tea, 50-Count

Last updated date: April 9, 2020

DWYM Score
8.4


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 37 expert reviews, the Republic of Tea Republic of Tea Acai Green Tea, 50-Count placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.1
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
822 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
I enjoy this tea right to the very end. Tea’s character is of a fruity blends and seeming like a wine cooler/ spritzer and is full of anti-oxidants which are very good for you by adding a boost to this green tea. Overall, this is an excellent tea for sipping one’s way to good health.
- Steepster
Once I poured water heated to steaming over the bag, the aroma changed to a very nice fruity scent. Yeah!
- The Everyday Tea Blog
What experts didn't like
Count me in the not a fan group. Can’t taste the tea. The hibiscus is just too strong (not a hater if well done – this isn’t). There is a paper taste halfway through the sip.
- Steepster
I opened the envelope and immediately was assaulted by a strong medicinal odor. It smelled fake and was not pleasant. It does suffer from tasting muffled, whether from the bag, storage, or age I cannot say. It has kind of a paper taste halfway in the sip.The tartness lingers in the aftertaste. Sorry not a fan.
- The Everyday Tea Blog

From The Manufacturer

ACAI GREEN SUPERFRUIT: For centuries, inhabitants of the Amazon rainforest have gathered acai berries from the Acaizeiro palm tree for their health benefits. Frozen and topped with granola, this berry is the star of Brazil's favorite breakfast bowl. SUPERFRUIT TEAS: Are the best nature has to offer. Celebrated for their juicy, delectable flavors as well as their nutritional properties. Organic fruit with fine China green tea, giving you a well-balanced cup and a multitude of benefits. PERFECT TASTE: This deep purple fruit has the sweet, rich flavors of concord grapes and ripe blueberries. Paired with crisp green tea, this blend is also nice served over ice. CAFFEINE: Green tea contains less than a quarter the amount of caffeine per cup than in a similar-sized cup of coffee. INCLUDES: 1 tin of The Republic of Tea Acai Berry Green Tea - 50 Tea Bags

An Overview On Acai

Acai berries have become popular health supplements in recent years. Known as a superfood, these berries are rich in antioxidants, fiber, heart-healthy fats and calcium. Each of these nutrients is a great addition to your daily diet for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Antioxidants—When the body processes food, cells produce substances known as free radicals. But in some instances, the body can’t remove them efficiently, and this leads to something called oxidative stress. Some studies have linked oxidative stress to issues like heart disease, cancer and arthritis, among other health problems.
  • Fiber—You probably already know that fiber in your diet helps keep you regular, but that isn’t the only It also feeds gut bacteria, helping keep your digestive tract healthy.
  • Heart-healthy fats—Heart disease is a leading killer. Both monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are known as “good fats” and help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
  • Calcium—Calcium is one of the most important nutrients you can incorporate into your diet. Not only does it help your hair and nails grow, but it also boosts the release of hormones and strengthens your bones and teeth.

Before you add acai berry to your diet, though, you need to pay close attention to the fruit’s negative side. The primary warning comes from a chemical found in acai berry called theobromine, which is found in chocolate and tea plant leaves. Theobromine can cause side effects in some people, including insomnia, restlessness, headaches and gastrointestinal upset.

As with any food item, there is also the possibility you might be allergic to acai berry. Watch carefully for any signs of a reaction when you first try acai berry. Those undergoing cancer treatments are also warned that acai berry can interfere with chemotherapy, so if you’re going through this type of treatment, set them aside until you’re finished.

DWYM Fun Fact

Sure, acai berry supplements can be pricey, but there’s a reason. The berries grow in palm trees that can grow to be more than 60 feet tall. That means someone has to climb to that level, adding an element of danger to the process. The danger doesn’t end once they’ve been harvested. Since the berries are shipped by boat, there’s a risk of spoiling, so often they’re freeze-dried, adding yet another challenge to the process. But that also explains why you don’t find acai berries in the produce section of the grocery store. They’re sold in powder form or in the freezer section after having made the long trek overseas.

The Acai Buying Guide

  • There are multiple ways you can get acai berries into your diet on a regular basis. You can buy juices or bowls that already have them mixed in, or you can buy the powder and mix it in with your favorite foods.
  • In powder form, acai berry can be easily added to smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt or any other food you want to try with it.
  • You can also buy acai berry in capsule form. This comes in handy if you don’t want to make a meal out of it.
  • Most acai berry powders prioritize safe ingredients. You can find powders that are organic, vegan, non-GMO and gluten-free. If you have food allergies, make sure your chosen powder not only doesn’t include irritants but that it isn’t manufactured in a factory that has those products. This applies to capsules, as well.
  • It isn’t enough for a supplement manufacturer to merely state on its packaging that it’s safe and natural. Make sure this has been verified by a valid third party.
  • Another claim to watch out for is the statement that a capsule provides a higher concentration of acai berry than you’d get with typical options. Unless they’re fully disclosing what their concentrate is, it’s tough to substantiate that claim.
  • For the capsule option, in addition to looking for the usual safe ingredients, look for capsules that are vegetarian if you’re following a special diet.
  • Capsules can sometimes have a taste. A tasteless option will likely be more palatable for something you’ll be taking every day.
  • Freshness can be an issue with powders. Make sure you’re ordering a powder that comes in a resealable package. If not, set plans ahead of time to transfer the powder to packaging that will help keep it fresh. Freeze-dried acai berries can create a powder that will stay fresh even after being stored a while.