Coming to Whole Foods: Sokenbicha

by Jennifer on September 29, 2010

Sokenbicha (Sew-Ken-BEACH-Ah), one of Japan’s leading tea brands, will debut in the U.S on Whole Foods Market shelves nationwide starting in October 2010 and I for one cannot wait! Sokenbicha was kind enough to send me samples of their bottled teas and it was love at first sip.

Sokenbicha combines the refreshment of water with the flavor and goodness of authentically brewed tea and natural botanicals. Each of the five varieties is unsweetened (but doesn’t taste it), contains zero calories and is made with natural botanicals:

  • Revive, a crisp oolong tea blend infused with pomegranate and raspberry notes, black tea and rose hips
  • Defend, a mild oolong tea blend with guava leaves and ginseng
  • Purify, an aromatic green tea blend with chamomile and aloe (my favorite)
  • Shape, a bold barley tea blend with peach flower notes, pu’er and
  • green teas
  • Skin, a full-bodied barley tea blend with cinnamon and ginger

Sokenbicha’s brand heritage is inspired by the teachings of Kampo, the traditional Japanese herbal approach to health and wellness dating back more than 1500 years. Click here to download the brochure (from my site) and get a coupon!

Another reason I love these cold teas is because not only are they more flavorful than water, but I can keep them in my purse without worrying about a spill! For more updates from this awesome branch, check out Sokenbicha.com, Twitter.com/SokenbichaTea, orFacebook.com/Sokenbicha.

Giveaway!!!!

Sokenbicha is willing to send some samples and goodies to 5 of my readers. Trust me, this stuff is awesome! How to enter:

  • Leave a comment below telling me why you love cold tea.
  • Leave a comment below telling me which flavor you would like to try the best.
  • Tweet about the giveaway and leave a comment letting me know.
  • Post about the giveaway on facebook and leave a comment letting me know.
  • Post about the giveaway on your blog and leave a comment letting me know

Each comment counts as one entry, so be sure to leave separate comments for each item you complete! The winner will be announced on Saturday October 2, 2010.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice)
Twitter: JoannaSutter
September 29, 2010 at 8:19 am

Sounds like a solid product to me! Thanks for telling us about it…I’ll look for it at my Whole Foods, too!

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2 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies September 29, 2010 at 9:06 am

I LOVE cold tea…every time I brew a batch I make extra and put it in a mason jar in the fridge. It’s refreshing and mixes up the ol’ water routine without extra calories or harmful sweeteners!

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3 erica September 29, 2010 at 9:10 am

Sweet giveaway! I would love to try the Purify one.

That one sounds the best to me. I actually prefer cold tea over hot tea and usually ask for my hot passion fruit tea to be served cold when I go to Starbucks. Now that may change when it start getting colder out ha!

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4 Lisa
Twitter: lisaeirene
September 29, 2010 at 12:18 pm

I haven’t heard of that brand. I’d love to try it! I love iced tea every morning with breakfast. I used to only be able to drink iced tea packed with sugar but now I drink it plain and love it.

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5 Lisa
Twitter: lisaeirene
September 29, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Tweeted! :)

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6 Kristina @ spabettie
Twitter: spabettie
September 29, 2010 at 12:44 pm

cold tea is so REFRESHING to me… I like cold tea SO much more than warm… even in winter.

This looks good, I really want to try it!

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7 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies September 29, 2010 at 1:05 pm

I would love to try Revive – it has all the flavors I love.

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8 suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic]
Twitter: suki
September 29, 2010 at 1:07 pm

I love cold tea because it’s so refreshing! :) It really feels like your thirst is quenched!

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9 suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic]
Twitter: suki
September 29, 2010 at 1:08 pm

I would love to try Shape. I love barley teas! :)

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10 Jessica F September 29, 2010 at 1:30 pm

I love cold tea because how refreshing it can taste. While water after a hard workout or something of the like cannot be beat, cold tea just hanging out or going for a walk is the perfect drink!

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11 Jessica F September 29, 2010 at 1:32 pm

I would definitely want to try Revive. Sounds yummy!

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12 Kristina @ spabettie
Twitter: spabettie
September 29, 2010 at 9:34 pm

mmm, the guava ginseng sounds really good..

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13 Heidi September 30, 2010 at 10:12 pm

I like drinks that are healthy and have a better taste than just water. Water can be so boring even though I know it’s good for me. This drink sounds awesome, I’d love to try it!

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14 Heidi September 30, 2010 at 10:14 pm

the revive flavor sounds best – I’m a fan of fruitier flavors :)

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15 Courtney September 30, 2010 at 11:38 pm

Hey! Tweeted earlier about the tea! I’d love to try the Revive flavor, mainly because who doesn’t like a sweet tea?! What a great way to “Revive” your thirst with something delicious, and healthy!

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