The website explained that the tea contains small amounts of caffeine and other chemicals that can affect your brain and nerve cells. Since I have sensitive teeth and gums, I assumed that this wouldn’t be a problem. However, upon reading the ingredients in the Ati Tea testing material, I wondered how this tea could possibly make my exam easier. In short, I was in for a surprise.
The website also said that there are no artificial preservatives or coloring used in the Ati Teas. Since I was already certain that the main ingredient was caffeine, I thought this was all a big lie. How could something used as a beverage to be safe enough to put into my system without risking my health?
Upon further investigation I found that there are no adverse reactions to drinking Ati caffeine. Caffeine is a stimulant and as such has the ability to affect the central nervous system. This can be the reason why the material stated that there are no artificial preservatives or coloring. But this isn’t the entire truth. The caffeine isn’t the only ingredient to watch out for.
There are two different kinds of Ati, black and green. Green Ati is much stronger than its black counterparts and it certainly won’t cause the same jitters. While I don’t think the tasters noticed, the difference in taste seems minimal. One taster confirmed that he couldn’t taste any difference between the two, but the others were able to.
So, I decided to partake in the blind testing. Four of us drank the Ati Teas, along with two cups each of black and green varieties. The instructions stated that we should drink three to four ounces each. We were all told that the results would be displayed on our monitors within 30 seconds. I don’t know about you, but if something tastes as sweet as this, I expect a strange behavior. Our first round of Ati Testers gave the green variety a score of 0, but within just a few minutes the testers for the black variety began giving off scores ranging from seven to nine.
So, what caused all the excitement? Well, what do you know? The answer is caffeine. Despite Ati being completely natural, the tasters noticed the sweet and comforting effect that caffeine has on our bodies. They were jittery after the first few teas, but given time the caffeine lost its power, leaving them feeling tired and sluggish.
So, while Ati teas don’t contain caffeine, they do contain natural jasmine flowers, which help promote sleep. This is because the tea leaves contain an amino acid called L-theanine, which regulates sleep. When taken with warm water, the tea’s natural aroma was quickly detected by the tasters. The unique blend of Ati flowers also had a strong effect on those who tasted it. Many were impressed with the tea’s unique, floral flavor, and how it started out sweet but gradually became heavier and more rich, like jasmine.
Many of the tasters were surprised to find out that not all teams have to have caffeine in them in order to be deemed interesting or stimulating. In fact, Ati itself does not contain caffeine, it is only one of the many ingredients used in its preparation. So, what makes Ati so unique, exactly? Well, the answer lies in the Japanese culture. For generations, Japanese have traditionally drank black tea with jasmine.
When black tea was discovered in the 18th century, it was often mixed with other types of tea, like green or white. However, Ati has remained a pure tea. It was not and still not allowed to be mixed with other kinds of tea, for fear of creating bad flavors and aromas. Only Ati has its own distinctive flavor, which was recognized years ago by the Japanese. That is why many tasters were amazed when they first tasted Ati tea.
As mentioned above, the reason why many tasters found it so appealing is that it is a natural tea, which has no caffeine. This is actually a good thing, because a lot of people who would like to try Ati do not want to have any caffeine. However, the Ati material was not available to most tasters. If you live in an area where Ati teas are readily available, you may find that this type of tea can be a great addition to your diet, since it is a healthier alternative to black tea.