It seems like Ati Teas are a bit of a new phenomenon here in the United States. One of the things that jumped out at me as I was researching this topic is the fact that the name itself is quite different than you would expect. Ati stands for “ahoe” which is native to Australia. Tea means “water”. So it would make sense that if something like this were going to help with any kind of nursing exam, then it would only make sense that the name should be similar. Of course the brand name Ati isn’t anything like the beverage itself but it is interesting to see how far scientific research has come in this area.
The way that Ati teas work is actually quite simple. The way they make this tea is much the same way a traditional Chinese tea master mixes the herbs together to create a tea. It starts out with the leaves and they are steamed until they become tender. The next step is to dry these leaves and then ferment them in an air tight container to extract all of the natural flavor and nutrients.
Ati teas aren’t typically low in caffeine, like you find in green teas or black teas. Many people report that drinking Ati is as nice as drinking coffee without the caffeine. One reason why Ati Teas aren’t as caffeine friendly like other types of teas is because the caffeine in Ati is extracted from a part of the leaf not used in the brewing process. As a result the caffeine levels in Ati teas can be much higher than other teas.
Because the caffeine is extracted from the Ati leaf the caffeine content in a glass of Ati is equal to about three or four milligrams. Since Ati is considered an herb, there is no standard for the amount of caffeine that can be in a serving. You should therefore drink a cup just like you would if you were drinking a cup of coffee. To be safe, it is best to drink a small serving no more than once per day. This is the maximum amount of caffeine that your body will require.
After the fermentation process the tea leaves are then dried. To make sure that the teas are properly dried a couple of weeks after they are harvested a good tea dehydrator should be used. If the teas are not properly dried they will lose their flavor. Test a piece of dry tea and if it is sweet like fruit flavor it will be full of toxins and will need to be discarded. The same thing applies if it is bitter like meat or milk.
When Ati tea leaves are exposed to the air they will pick up dust and other particles. In order to avoid ingesting dust they should be stored in an air tight container. One thing to keep in mind if you are allergic to dust is to avoid drinking any tea that contains it. If you are unsure about your allergies, you may want to speak to your physician before taking any Ati supplements.
Since Ati teas have a milder kick than other teas, you may want to consider brewing your Ati tea in a weaker pot such as a jenoka kettle. Since the caffeine in Ati is much lower it will not affect your blood pressure too drastically. Also, drinking the Ati tea in a jenoka kettle with a larger cup will give you a bigger cup of tea. This will allow you more at ease since there is no boiling water to boil over and waste extra calories. You will also get a healthier cup of tea.