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Find of the Month: CogniTea


So here we are, in February. On the upside, winter is at least halfway over for a lot of us (and where I live, we’ve had a generally mild winter so far). On the downside, you’re probably at peak ‘winter blues’ season. I know February is always a rough month for me as I feel lethargic and altogether kind of icky – too much time spent indoors! This month’s big find however, is meant to combat that very feeling.

cognitea 20pack-with-samplepackMeet CogniTea – a unique all-natural hot beverage designed to give you the energy of caffeine without the nasty side effects. That’s right, no jitters, no crashing. How does it work you ask? Well it does include caffeine, for one thing – so any naysayers that tell you they can’t live without their ‘fix’, no worries. But it’s a mere 90 mg of natural caffeine (to put things in perspective, pregnant women are ‘okay’ to have 300 mg per day). And it’s coupled with L-Theanine, a naturally derived energy-booster from green tea, for a natural high that won’t see you crashing into a pit of despair hours later.

CogniTea IngredientsAs a matter of fact, all of the ingredients in CogniTea are totally natural – and associated with putting a pep in your step, from superfoods like goji berries and guarana seeds, to refreshing peppermint leaves and bilboa leaves. Made from just 11 ingredients, this is a way more holistic way to improve your mental focus and clarity – especially in comparison to those scary, sugar-loaded energy drinks. It’s also lower in calories, so if your friend loves caffeine but can’t stomach coffee without a pile of foam, sugar, cream and flavouring, this is another way to get that boost without consuming a meal’s worth of fat and calories.

CogniTea 40pack

One of the things I like best about the brand is the rave reviews they’re getting from all walks of life, as a safer, healthier way to ramp up your energy levels. Whether you’re a backpacker looking for an early morning hit of energy or an office worker looking for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up or a tired parent that simply needs to stay awake, CogniTea may just be the all-natural solution you’re looking for. The product is available in several sizes, including a Stocking Stuffer-appropriate sample pack, or a larger box (sold in 20, 40 or 100 tea bag sizes) that works great for your kitchen or your office.

CogniTeaRight now CogniTea‘s products are only available to Canadians through their website – where you can also learn a ton about the brand’s followers and the tea’s benefits (as well as proper steeping technique). A Sample Pack is pretty affordable, at $6, while a 100-pack will set you back $90 (did I mention switching to CogniTea will also save you countless dollars otherwise spent on lattes?) Shipping is a little on the high side – typically around $10-$12, however for the month of February 2015, enter the code ‘CGG2015’ at checkout to receive 10% off your first order and help offset some of those costs.

Finally, this month I’m giving the gift of increase clarity (and a tasty beverage to boot). There are two prizes to be won this month:

Grand Prize – 1x 100-Pack of CogniTea, Mug, Sticker
1st Prize – 1x 40-Pack of CogniTea

1) First and foremost! You must be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. Just find the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address. Once you’ve done that, leave me a comment by February 28, 2015 telling me something you learn after visiting the CogniTea website.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around March 1, 2015 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entries: There are three ways to score bonus entries into this draw. For each entry, please leave a separate comment documenting your activities:

Follow CogniTea on Twitter and tag them and me (@cdngiftguide) in a Tweet that links back to this giveaway. Link back to your Tweet in a separate comment below.

Follow CogniTea on Instagram.  Then either share one of the photos on their site to your own Instagram or Regram one of their photos. Link back to your shared image below.

Subscribe to CogniTea’s Newsletter. As a heads up, if you’re selected as the winner on this bonus entry, you’ll be asked to provide the email address you used to sign up for verification purposes.

 

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121 Responses to “Find of the Month: CogniTea”
  1. dorcontest says:

    I love Stories from our community embodying ambition, resilience, and persistence. I CAN. I WILL.
    These teas are advertised in Trend Hunter and The Boston Business Journal
    Doreen Lamoureux
    I subscribe by email…. dorcontest at gmail dot com

  2. Katie says:

    I learned that there is approximately 90mg of caffeine in their products. This is more than I was expecting!

  3. Katie says:

    Subscribed to the newsletter!

  4. cheryl mclellan says:

    CogniTea contains a very specific ratio of L-Theanine to Caffeine which is proven to promote Alpha Brain waves. Alpha brains waves promote mental clarity and focus, relaxation, stress reduction, and creative thinking. ***I NEED this!!***

  5. Cheryl A says:

    From the website: Steep for as long as you want, but try to exceed ten minutes. Remember: CogniTea does not get bitter, it gets better.

    Sounds like a neat tea to try. I just got into matcha tea. I’m game!

  6. Jennifer L. says:

    I learned that their teas contain antioxidants that detoxify cell-damaging free radicals.

  7. Jennifer L. says:

    I subscribed to their newsletter.

  8. Made from 11 organic ingredients and naturally contains polyphenols and catechins, antioxidants that detoxify cell-damaging free radicals, vitamins, minerals,

  9. Follow CogniTea on Twitter – vesper1931 and tweeted – https://twitter.com/Vesper1931/status/561902932581294081

  10. subscribed to their email – meiklesurvey at yahoo dot com

  11. julie palmese says:

    The tea has 11 organic ingredients. That’s great!

  12. Anne Derkat says:

    The tea has 11 organic ingredients and contains antioxidents.

  13. Aimee says:

    I learned they are all natural. A lot of other teas have artificial flavourings in them

  14. Joan G. says:

    I learned there are 0 calories and no sugar in Cogni

  15. Lindsey says:

    It’s organic and no crash!

  16. Lindsey says:

    I also subscribed to their newsletter!

  17. Julie G. says:

    I learned CogniTea naturally contains polyphenols and catechins which are antioxidents.

  18. SandyS says:

    Alpha brains waves promote mental clarity and focus, relaxation, stress reduction, and creative thinking – we could all use this!

  19. Susan Patterson says:

    It takes 3 months to create each tea- thanks!

  20. Erin McSweeney says:

    I learned how to properly steep a good cup of cognitea

  21. cookie3 says:

    I learned how to properly steep cognitea & that it doesn’t taste bitter or need sugar.

  22. Robert Wise says:

    I learned that they use no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or fillers; which is awesome!

  23. Robert Wise says:

  24. Irene says:

    A lot of key ingredients in this tea which I assume explains the high cost, but it would be intriguing to find out if it really works.

  25. Josh S says:

    I learned that CongniTea has 0 calories and no sugar.

  26. cathy brown says:

    No artificial flavours, sweetners or fillers.

  27. cathy brown says:

    Following CogniTea on Twitter

  28. cathy brown says:

    Followed in Instagram (your link is broken)

  29. cathy brown says:

    Signed up for CogniTea newsletter.

  30. Debra says:

    Use near boiling water for most flavour release from the tea bag.

  31. Follow CogniTea on Instagram (vespermeikle). shared – http://instagram.com/p/ykt7lvENdG/?modal=true

  32. intensev5 says:

    I found out the company is based in Boston, MA

  33. Audrey Skinner says:

    I learned that the tea is made from 11 organic ingredients.

  34. they have a monthly order service available

  35. diane says:

    I learned that you should steep for 10 minutes or longer.

  36. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber. Something I learn after visiting the CogniTea website was in January 2014 they held a crowd funding campaign to fund their first production run. In 9 hours they shattered their original goal and by the end of the campaign they had raised $12,500 from 299 people. Impressive.

  37. Alison K says:

    @Cognitea bonus entry: FOLLOWED & TWEETED https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/562060134885916673

  38. Susan says:

    Steep the tea longer than ten minutes. It gets better not bitter.

  39. Valerie Gibson says:

    I learned that it’s made from 11 organic ingredients and naturally contains polyphenols and catechins, antioxidants that detoxify cell-damaging free radicals.

  40. Julia H says:

    I’m a subscriber. 🙂 I learned that they have a monthly delivery service, which saves you money (yay!), plus is convenient, as the tea shows up at your home every month, so you never run out.

  41. aly3360 says:

    I learned that they have a monthly delivery service and that they don’t use artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or fillers.

  42. roseformom says:

    I learned that it helps with Mental Clarity & Focus and is made with 100mg of L-Theanine,
    an amino acid from Green tea. I also learned that its a healthier way to provide more energy and my kids would surely love mommy having more energy 🙂 (already a subscriber)

  43. Chantelle says:

    I learned that it is a crowd funded company, I feel that companies like this are way more invested in their customers

  44. mcmc says:

    I learned that their teas contain antioxidants that detoxify cell-damaging free radicals

  45. Pat B says:

    I subscribed to the newsletter

  46. Pat B says:

    I learned that the company was crowd funded! Interesting………

  47. Dreena says:

    I learned this: “It took about 7 months to perfect the blend, line up manufacturing, and produce our first bags.”
    Cheers.

  48. Caroline says:

    The most important thing to me is that it is Fair Trade!

  49. Pam says:

    I could use a whole lot of mental focus tea.

  50. sonya says:

    11 organic ingredients, CogniTea is a functional beverage that redefines what ‘tea’ is capable of. Enjoy a smooth, clean, and focused energy without the jitters, headache, or crash.

  51. dabrowne says:

    The tea has 11 organic ingredients and can be steeped as long as you want without it getting bitter.

  52. l p says:

    they have a monthly service with organic different products. thanks

  53. l p says:

    signed up for the newsletter. thanks

  54. l p says:

    oh and…I’m a subscriber. thanks

  55. photomum says:

    I Subscribe

  56. Kelly says:

    What did I learn from the website? CogniTea doesn’t use any filler, colours, flavours, or artificial sweeteners. And that the source organic and fair trade ingredients! Sounds good.

  57. Kelly says:

    I subscribed to the CogniTea newsletter

  58. Lisa Morrison says:

    It’s made from 11 organic ingredients.

  59. Edmond says:

    WOW, It’s made from 11 organic ingredients. Divine. I subscribed & followed. OMG. Wow, prize tea is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. Pick me, pick me!

  60. Dawn walsh says:

    A natural boost from ingredients you can pronounce.

  61. linnett says:

    its make with 11 organic ingredients, thanks

  62. debra says:

    product is fair trade

  63. BlessedTA says:

    CongniTea has zero calories

  64. Cherie Varrin says:

    I learned that CogniTea sources organic teas and herbs from all over the world.

  65. Cherie Varrin says:

  66. CL Chin says:

    I learned that CogniTea is made of 11 organic ingredients.

  67. Aimee says:

    I didn’t know tea could help with attention span

  68. truckerofbc says:

    They used Crowdfunding to raise funds. I just learned about this recently. I may use that forum in the future.

  69. Evren Ay says:

    It promotes alertness and mental focus!

  70. Maryanne says:

    They use Fair trade ingredients. Awesome!

  71. Caelin W says:

    The teas are made from 11 organic ingredients.

  72. Holly says:

    No jitters, headaches or crashes which is awesome! The reasons I dont like coffee!

  73. Victoria Ess says:

    I learned that the teas don’t give you jitters, headache, or crashes.

  74. learned that it has no jitters, headache, or crashes which is great because im sensitive to stimulants like caffeine and cant sleep after even just a tea.

  75. signed up for the cognitea newsletter 🙂

  76. Janice Lewis says:

    Good to hear that it is all natural. I liked reading the inspiring stories on the front page. Great idea and looks like a great product!

  77. Rachel Cartwright says:

    I learned that their products are all natural, which is fabulous.

  78. Rachel Cartwright says:

    Signed up for the CogniTea newsletter!

  79. It energizes you, no jitters or headaches!

  80. Burcu says:

    It is made from 11 organic ingredients

  81. Annie Demill says:

  82. Annie Demill says:

    Their products are organic, all natural! Big thumbs up!!

  83. Tina L. says:

    I learned that they do not use artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or fillers.

  84. Grace says:

    I learned that they use no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or fillers, which is great!

  85. Grace says:

    I subscribed to their newletter.

  86. Lisa Sherwood says:

    I found out from visiting the CogniTea website that it is made from 11 organic ingredients and that it promotes alpha brainwaves which helps with mental clarity and focus and also helps with relaxation, stress and creative thinking . Sounds like a great product to me !

  87. Lisa Sherwood says:

    *Subscribed to CogniTeas newsletter

  88. Megan Young says:

    I learned they are made with 11 organic ingredients

  89. debra says:

    organic and free trade product

  90. Taps says:

    I am a big tea drinker and just hooked reading that Cogni has no jitters, headache, or crash

  91. Angela Mitchell says:

    I learned that they use no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or fillers.

  92. Lisa S says:

    Made from 11 organic ingredients and naturally contains polyphenols and catechins, antioxidants that detoxify cell-damaging free radicals, vitamins, minerals,

  93. Lisa S says:

  94. Susan T. says:

    I love that the tea promotes Alpha Brain waves. I listen to a track of subliminal ocean sounds that does the same thing but I would much rather have a cup of tea and all the other benefits too!

  95. Elaan says:

    I love that it’s a safe way to increase your mental alertness!

  96. l p says:

    learned that CogniTea has no calories and is made with natural ingredients. thanks

  97. l p says:

    subscribed. thanks

  98. lindsay d. says:

    i think it’s interesting that you can there’s no maximum steep time. usually teas get bitter if you brew too long, but this one says to brew for AT LEAST 10 min (which is great, because sometimes i start to make tea & then wander off and forget it!) 😉

  99. Theresa says:

    I learned what catechins are! (antioxidants that detoxify cell-damaging free radicals) 😉

  100. SueSueper says:

    I learnt that CogniTea used a crowd funding campaign to fund their first production run.

  101. Janet says:

    I learned you can have the tea delivered to your door every month.

  102. Janet says:

    I subscribed to CogniTea’s newsletter.

  103. Angela Mitchell says:

    I’ve learned that their tea causes no Jitters, Headache, or Crash.

  104. diane says:

    I subscribed to CogniTea’s newsletter.

  105. diane says:

    followed and tweeted -https://twitter.com/dikorory/status/571320821278498816

  106. Quinn says:

    I’m pscyhed to learn there are 11 organic ingredients.

  107. Wanda Washington says:

    I learned you’ve got to steep the tea for at least 10 minutes which was interesting as usually the steep time is so much shorter.

  108. jennifer says:

    CogniTea has a very specific ratio of L-Theanine to Caffeine to stimulate alpha-brain waves. These brain waves induce mental clarity and focus, while still providing relaxation, stress reduction, and creative thinking. No caffeine jitters!

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