“Take some more tea,” the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.
“I’ve had nothing yet,” Alice replied in an offended tone, “so I can’t take more.”
“You mean you can’t take less,” said the Hatter: “it’s very easy to take more than nothing.”
“Nobody asked your opinion,” said Alice.”

As many of you have already known, I am a huge tea drinker. I have a large variety of teas I drink daily. It’s always tea time at my house!

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tumblr_mrfy5yN7LQ1r7f4klo1_500A few little tea facts:

  • Some scientists have found that tea can boost endurance and turns fat into fuel.
  • Tea helps reduce the risk of a heart attack.
  • Some teas can help the body recover from radiation. One study found that tea helped protect against cellular degeneration upon exposure to radiation.
  • Green tea has been found to improve bone mineral density and strength.
  • Teas are filled with antioxidants to help the body fight diseases.
  • Tea is a great form of hydration.

(Facts from TIME Health)

Through my love of tea I found one of the most amazing brands ever. I have been drinking this tea for months now and it has truly improved my running.

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CogniTea is an all natural, made w/ 100mg of L-Theanine, an amino acid from Green tea, and has no crash!!! Made from organic ingredients, CogniTea is a functional beverage that redefines what ‘tea’ is capable of.

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Since I started using CogniTea, I have noticed a difference in my performance. I usually drink a cup before I head out for my speed runs consisting of 3-5 miles. It gives me the mind clarity, and the focus I need to  stay on track with my training. My mind doesn’t wander as much anymore when I run. I am able to focus and stay more in tune with the way my body moves. I have learned new things which have made me a faster, stronger runner. CogniTea has also kept me well hydrated for a quick run and doesn’t give me the crash that some energy beverages do.

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I’m always chasing the white rabbit

Due to my spinal issue, I also suffer from 3 types of headaches, sometimes they are strong enough to keep me from running, even sending me to the hospitals for days. Luckily with CogniTea I don’t have to worry about that!! To prevent a headache from developing, (which those of you who also suffer from headaches know how tough it is to get rid of once it has set in) I would take my migraine medicine before a run. I sometimes feel a faint headache and if I don’t do anything about it, by the end of the run its there full force.

With this tea I don’t worry about that anymore. I drink a cup of tea and don’t worry about my headaches. I am able to focus on my goal instead of my pains. Another thing about this tea is that it’s easy on the stomach! Sometimes my belly acts up and lets me know it isn’t happy but drinking this tea hasn’t given me a problem!

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I am NOT a morning person whatsoever! If you see me awake at the crack of dawn, chances are, I’m running a race. I don’t even train in the morning because I just can’t do it. I’ve added a nice warm cup of CogniTea to my morning routine and I’ve noticed that it wakes me up. After taking my son to school I am able to quietly enjoy a cup full of deliciousness. It certainly gives me the energy I need in the morning to get things done, including a quick run!!! I usually have horrible runs in the morning if I attempt to do so.

When I run in the morning I am sluggish, can’t focus, everything starts to bother me from the heat, to my pains, everything on the trails. But drinking a cup before heading out changes all of that. It’s crazy the amount of mental clarity I get where I can REALLY listen to my body.

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If you haven’t yet, I suggest you try a few samples of CogniTea and see for yourself. I no longer run without it. It gives me what I need to succeed at my training. It has a great taste, smells great and it’s ALL-NATURAL!  All of the ingredients you know and can pronounce, nothing funky in it. Its my natural boost of energy!

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Look for my daily CogniTea pics on Instagram and make sure to follow CogniTea on Twitter so you don’t miss out on anything! I highly recommend this tea to ALL runners. Try it now!

It's ALWAYS tea time somewhere!
It’s ALWAYS tea time somewhere!

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