Tea Bar

Tea Bar Menu

Mojteato $4.85

A cool breeze of the islands. The intensity of matcha (Japanese green tea powder) is paired with the effervescence of lime, mint and sparkling water. Our best seller!

Matcha Tea Shot $1.85

Made from actual powdered green tea leaves, this ancient technique is unmatchable when you are in need of a serious dose of antioxidants and smooth energy.

Powerhouse Matcha Latte $4.85

Definitely a Sana Vida favorite! This is a superfood for endurance. A power packed mix of Greens Today Powerhouse Formula with Matcha Green Tea, Chai spices and almond milk. Great as a meal in itself or an energy boost before or after exercise. Each drink is packed with antioxidants, protein, calcium, greens, fiber and much more!

Yogi Tea (Homemade Chai Tea) $3.85

A Sana Vida Signature Blend of fresh ginger, black peppercorn, cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon. After a long steep, these ingredients are blended with and aged Pu Ehr Black Tea, almond milk and agave nectar. A spicy and soothing treat not to be missed! Served hot or cold.

Teana Colada $4.85

A tropical creamy blend of pineapple, coconut milk, white tea, agave nectar with hints of ginger and Mandarin citrus.

Traditional Black Iced Tea $2.55

Extremely high quality black tea leaves picked from Yunnan’s Antique Tea Trees. Some of these trees are over 100 years old. Its smooth, malty-sweet flavor won “Best Black Iced Tea” at the World Tea Expo.

Hibiscus Iced Tea $2.55

Caffeine-free and antioxidant rich; refreshing blend of hibiscus, rooibos, and tropical fruits.

Additional Iced Teas – Price Varies

Any of our loose leaf teas can be prepared as an iced tea. Please be patient, brewing time is 5-7 minutes and well worth the wait!

French Pressed Organic Coffee $2.55

Freshly made when you order. Specify strong or medium brew.

Organic Espresso $2.95

A 2 oz shot of our robust and caramelly rich espresso.

Caffe Americano $2.95

Full bodied organic espresso with water, true to European style.

Cappuccino $3.65

Organic espresso with steamed milk and a layer of creamy froth.

ORGANIC & FAIR TRADE LOOSE LEAF TEA

Wonderful selection of teas. All are priced differently per cup.

Pitta Reducing Tea $7.00 oz / $2.55 cup

Traditionally recommended for persons with excess body heat, strong digestion, warm blooded, sharp minded, passionate, easily prone to anger and sensitive to light and heat.

Vata Reducing Tea $7.00 oz / $2.55 cup

Traditionally recommended for persons with dryness, cold hands or feet, sensitive digestion, nervousness and hard to gain weight.

Kapha Reducing Tea $7.00 oz / $2.55 cup

Traditionally recommended for persons who have a hard time losing weight, weak digestion, slow metabolism and sluggishness.

Lemon Chamomile $7.00 oz / $2.55 cup

Lemon Chamomile $7.00 oz / $2.55 cup
A refreshing and caffeine free herbal blend of chamomile, lemon peel and hibiscus with natural lemon flavors.

Lavendar Chamomile $7.00 oz / $2.55 cup

A soothing blend of chamomile and lavender flowers, perfectly balanced with light floral undertones.

Emerald Jewel Rooibos $7.00 oz / $2.25 cup

Antioxidant-rich African Rooibos blended with marigold and rose petals perfectly balanced to provide tart, juicy and naturally sweet flavors that taste great hot or cold. Ingredients: Rooibos, Marigold, Rose Petals, Rose, Peach and Lemon Flavors.

Holy Detox $7.00 oz / $2.25 cup

Soothing, relaxing blend of earthy Tulsi (holy basil), lemon myrtle and spearmint. Caffeine-free.

Herbal Winter Elixer $7.00 oz / $2.25 cup

Ginger root, organge peel, mint leaves and Eucalyptus.

Jasmine Pearls $11.50 oz / $3.75 cup

The most tender green tealeaves and silvery down-covered buds are hand rolled into small pearls and naturally scented with the essence of fresh jasmine blossoms.
Ingredients: Green tea and Jasmine flowers. / Origin: Fujian, China.

Orange Blossom $8.00 oz / $3.25 cup

A refreshing and floral blend of green teas with sweetly-scented blossoms, lemongrass and tropical citrus fruits.
Ingredients: Green tea, Lemongrass, Osthmanthus flowers, Lemon myrtle, Natural essential oils of orange, lime and
tangerine. / Origin: China

Moroccan Mint $7.00 oz / $2.25 cup

A premium version of a classic blend of peppermint and floral scented Chinese green tea enjoyed throughout the world.
Ingredients: Green tea, Peppermint leaves and Jasmine flowers. / Origin: China

Ancient Emerald Lilly $8.00 oz / $3.25 cup

Hand harvested from Yunnan’s old growth forest tea trees. Balanced with aromatic notes of wild flowers and toasted pine nuts. Tea from ancient tea trees contain
a higher content of polyphenols and antioxidants than other green teas.
Ingredients: Green tea. / Origin: China

Japanese Sencha $8.00 oz / $3.25 cup

Sencha is the quintessential organic tea from Japan. Special blending and firing techniques are used to produce this organic green tea, resulting in a rich vegetal flavor and aroma reminding of dark greens such as kale, with moderate bitterness and a slight nutty quality.
Ingredients: Green tea. / Origin: Japan

Green Monkey $7.00 oz / $2.25 cup

Hand picked new growth bud and leaf early spring from the Mao Feng region. Curly green and downy white leaves. Delicate flavor, clean aroma, sweet and smooth.
Ingredients: Green tea. / Origin: China

Organic Dragon Well $8.00 oz / $3.25 cup

Lung Ching or more popularly known as Dragon Well in other countries is considered as the most popular tea all over the world and is also the National Drink of China. Tea drinkers all over the world recognize the sweet aroma and the delicate flavors that this specific type of tea offers.
Ingredients: Green tea. / Origin: China

Japanese Genmaicha $7.00 oz / $2.25 cup

A perfect combination of high-grade bandha green tea leaves and lightly roasted, popped brown rice blended to create a tea that is rich and almost brothy with a delightful
sweetness on top of its nutty character that can be enjoyed throughout the day and through multiple infusions.
Ingredients: Green tea and Roasted brown rice. / Origin: Japan

Japanese Genmaicha $7.00 oz / $2.25 cup

Jade Oolong $8.00 oz / $3.25 cup
A lightly oxidized oolong tea from the mountainous region of Nantou, Taiwan, that creates a smooth golden green infusion with a flowery aroma, brisk flavor, smooth body and
fruity finish enjoyed by most green tea lovers.
Ingredients: Oolong tea. / Origin: Nantou, Taiwan.

Amber Dragon $8.00 oz / $3.25 cup

A darker oxidized oolong with a character similar to Darjeeling black tea with silvery-white tips and tender leaves that extol notes of ripened fruit and honey.

Iron Goddess of Mercy $8.00 oz / $3.25 cup

The most famous of oolong teas. A light and golden amber infusion with a smooth body and sweet finish. Possesses an aroma reminiscent of baked grain and apricot.

Rose Oolong $8.00 oz / $3.25 cup

Rose Oolong Tea is produced by scenting Oolong tea repeatedly with fresh rose petals. Rose Oolong Tea produces a strong rose smell with oolong floral undertones and a liquor of a pale yellow. The taste is initially rose, but quickly blends into a mild oolong floral flavor. A beautiful calming blend.
Ingredients: Oolong tea, rose petals.

Milk Oolong $11.50 oz / $3.75 cup

Like spring time irises and slightly caramelized sweet cream. This rare tea can only be harvested during times of sudden temperature drops that produces a milky sap on the
leaves. High floral notes balanced with buttery overtones.

Darjeeling $8.00oz / $3.25 cup

Often called the “Champagne of Teas,” this second flush tea is from high altitude garden of Namring/Gopaldhara Estate Vintage, known for their muscatel teas.
Ingredients: Black Tea / Origin: India

Lavender Earl Grey $7.00oz / $2.25 cup

A contemporary version of a classic blend developed in French tea salons, by adding lavender to complement the sweet citrus and full-bodied flavor of classic Earl Grey.
Ingredients: Black tea, Lavender flowers, Natural essential oils of bergamot and lavender.

Golden Yunnan $7.00oz / $2.25 cup

A deeply flavored infusion with notes of peppery spice, chocolate, sweet raisin and malty finish.
Ingredients: Black tea. / Origin: China

Monks Blend $8.00 oz / $3.25 cup

A mellow blend of Indian Darjeeling, Assam and Nilgiri and Chinese Keenum teas.
Ingredients: Black tea. / Origin: China, India

Masala Chai $6.00 oz $3.75 cup

A robust and full flavored black tea blended with traditional Indian Masala spices. Masala Chai should be brewed strong and served sweet with steamed milk and sugar.
Sweeten + add milk to taste / Ingredients: Black tea, Cardamom, Ginger, Cinnamon, Clove and Black pepper.

Ancient Pu Her Maiden $8.00 oz $3.25 cup

A rare organic pu-erh with a dark black medium leaf that when infused creates a deep reddish-brown liquor that is earthy and nutty-sweet with hints of espresso and acorn.
Ingredients: Yunnan pu-erh tea. / Origin: Yunnan, China.

Carnival Mate $7.00 oz $2.25 cup

A colorful blend of roasted mate, rooibos and corn flowers and coffee essence which creates a naturally sweet, toasty, floral and rich beverage that can stand proudly on its own or
could be served with milk and a little sweetener. Merges fantastically with agave nectar.
Ingredients: Roasted mate, Corn flowers, Rooibos, and Coffee Essence.

WHY TEA FOR BETTER HEALTH?

More than a decade’s worth of research about green tea’s health benefits, particularly its potential to fight cancer and heart disease, has been more than intriguing, as have studies about green tea’s role in lowering cholesterol, burning fat, preventing diabetes and stroke, and staving off dementia.

Get Younger by the Cup

Drinking oolong tea takes 2 years off the internal organs’ age. Using various indicators, such as cholesterol level, blood sugar level and liver activity, the researchers were able to calculate the age of the internal organs.

Block Fat Absorption

Oolong tea leaves contain saponins, waxy substances that may block the absorption of dietary fat. It’s concluded that oolong tea can increase lipid excretion into feces when taken together with high fat food.

Reduce Fat Storage

Green tea prevents fat from being stored, can increase protein levels, and promote thermogenesis by triggering beta- adrenoceptor. Green tea can directly inhibit gastric and pancreatic lipases. These enzymes are the primary cause of fat storage and by delaying their actions, green tea slows this storage.

Powerful Antioxidants

One of the most powerful in nature, green tea antioxidants have been found to be over 100 times more effective in neutralizing free radicals than vitamin C, and 25 times more powerful than vitamin E. The most important antioxidant is EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate). Studies have found that it reduces cellular damage that could lead to cancer.

Few Side Effects

Unlike drugs such as Methotrexate, studies suggest that EGCG destroys cancer cells without harming surrounding healthy cells. Study carried out jointly by the University of Murcia in Spain and John Innes Centre in England discovered why this enzyme is also targeted by methotrexate, an anti-cancer drug long used for treating cancerous breast, head and neck, and lung tumors. But methotrexate is known to cause vomiting and hair loss, among other ills. “We discovered that EGCG can kill cancer cells in the same way as methotrexate. However, because EGCG binds to the target enzyme less tightly than methotrexate, it should have decreased side effects on healthy cells.”

Starve Cancer Cells

To reproduce quickly, cancer cells need many blood vessels to supply them with nutrients. Green tea blocks angiogenesis, or the development of new blood vessels, thus starving off these cancer cells from nutrients.

Kill Cancer Cells

Green tea turns off the growth genes and turns on the suicide genes in cancer cells. It works as a free radical just inside cancer cells, causing so much damage that the cancer cells commit suicide.

Block Cancer-Causing Enzyme

Overproduction of enzyme cyclooxygenase, COX-2 has been implicated as a factor in many diseases, including arthritis and cancer. Green tea inhibits the overproduction of COX-2. Green tea also blocks enzyme dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR), which has been found to be a catalyst to cancer growth.
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