Our Teonan Review: Quality Beverages with a Mission

Today we’re looking at Teonan, a beverage maker with a mission. They’re a growing company with a range of immune supplementing drinks. There’s a lot to say about them, so let’s dive right in.

What Is Teonan?

The simple answer is that Teonan is a wellness beverage company. They make drinks that support immune health and other crucial functions.

But of course, there’s a lot more to them than just the simple answer. Their mission is to provide drinks that are not just good for you, but also delicious. To that end, they’ve looked all over to find the best ingredients. Their drinks contain probiotics, adaptogenic plants, and functional mushrooms, all of which support whole-body health.

Teonan takes their company name from Teonanacatl, a mushroom that was sacred to the ancient Aztec people and other indigenous tribes throughout South and Central America. The name, translated literally means “god fungus” but colloquially would be more accurately translated as “astonishing gift of the gods.” It was used in sacred ceremonies and was many sacred and medicinal plants used by ancient cultures.

The founders of Teonan chose a name that refers to the Teonanacatl mushroom because their mission is to better understand and utilize plants and other natural remedies that have been used by humans for centuries. By using science to categorize and combine these benefits, they’re able to produce drinks that deliver all the health and healing of ancient plants and the cultures that used them, but also combine them for maximum effect.

Not only are they looking to combine ancient remedies and wellness routines, but they do it by creating delicious beverages that are easy to make a part of your daily routine.

Even all this doesn’t do Teonan justice; they’re looking to the future in unexpected and far-reaching ways. Beyond the philosophy of their product and what they do, they also have a four-part mission statement with how they engage with the world around them.

That mission statement is:

To inspire all of us to take more moments and enjoy something delicious that serves our wellness, to look to the past for the inspiration to help imagine a better future, to be a creative agent that expresses beauty in all of its manifestations, and to play a role in the positive evolution of contemporary commerce.

As you can see, it’s a mission statement that covers not just what they do (creating delicious, healthy drinks) but how they envision their product being used, and the world that it’s being used in. It’s rare, and exciting, for a company to have that breadth of vision in addition to creating a great product.

See also: Teonan vs. Four Sigmatic

What’s In Teonan?

Teonan uses all-natural, organic, non-GMO ingredients in their beverages. They’re also dairy-free, gluten-free, and 100% vegan. It’s all-natural goodness in each of their five beverage options.

All of their beverages also have active ingredients that support whole-body health. These include probiotics, adaptogenic plants, and functional mushrooms. Let’s take a more in-depth look at how each of those works.

Probiotics

As you’re probably aware, probiotics are substances that contain or promote the growth of bacteria that aid in digestion. You’re probably used to seeing them in yogurt, or in fermented beverages like kombucha, so you might be surprised to discover that you can get probiotics in teas and hot beverages as well.

In fact, there are certain strains that are resistant to high heat, and in fact, need to be activated by either high heat or conditions inside the human digestive system to work. These are the type of probiotics that Teonan uses for their teas. It’s just one example of the way that Teonan incorporates modern scientific benefits with ancient health traditions for increased effect.

Certain plants and herbs also promote digestive health, and Teonan incorporates them into their beverages as well.

What Are Adaptogenic Plants?

One of the key ingredients in Teonan’s beverages is adaptogenic plants. Depending on your familiarity with natural remedies, this may or may not be a term you’re familiar with. So, let’s take a look at exactly what adaptogenic plants are.

As the name might suggest, adaptogenic plants are plants that can perform various roles in supporting your health. The exact role they play can vary depending on what deficiencies your body is currently experiencing. Most notably, they help the body resist stress, and provide an overall calming effect. Some adaptogenic plants also support immune health.

Adaptogenic plants were most commonly used for medicinal purposes among cultures in Asia, most notably China, and what is now India. Combining natural health traditions from all over the world is part of Teonan’s mission, and what helps them deliver such effective products.

What Are Functional Mushrooms

Let’s get one thing out of the way: functional mushrooms are not psychedelic. That may come as a relief or as a disappointment, depending on your personal feelings about wellness and natural psychoactive products. There’s a whole conversation to be had there and one that the nation and national marketplace doesn’t seem quite ready for yet.

So we’ll simply say that despite the namesake, and the role that psychedelic mushrooms and other plants played in many indigenous rituals aside, there are no psychedelic or other psychoactive components in functional mushrooms, or any of the products currently offered by Teonan.

Rather, functional mushrooms, like adaptogenic plants, are natural ingredients that can support or boost the function of systems within your body. The most common things that functional mushrooms support are digestion and immune health. They can also support energy levels naturally, providing more stable energy than caffeine or other supplements, and can even support skin and complexion health.

Functional mushrooms are one of the more powerful ingredients in Teonan’s beverages, and while they are perfectly healthy on their own, they might interact negatively with certain medications.

The Beverages

There’s a lot to say, and understand about Teonan, their mission, and their ingredients. They’re much more than just a beverage company, but of course, they are still a beverage company. So let’s take a look at the five beverage options currently available from Teonan.

Coffee Black n’ Bitter

Teonan black n'bitter coffee

The first drink available from Teonan is their instant Black n’ Bitter coffee beverage. Purists may scoff at the idea of instant coffee, but it’s got an excellent flavor. You’ll be getting a great cup of coffee in addition to all the other added benefits. It’s got 80mg of caffeine, which gives a nice pick me up, but is well balanced by the other ingredients, so you get a stable boost of energy, without the spikes and drops or jitteriness of just a cup of coffee.

The main ingredients in Teonan’s Coffee Black n’ Bitter are

  • Arabica Coffee. Arabica coffee is believed to be the original form of coffee, and the first strain cultivated by humans. It has a sweet, fruity taste, which balances well with the earthiness of the other ingredients.
  • Cordyceps. Cordyceps is a fungus that can boost stamina and other exercise performance metrics. It is also useful to fight the effects of aging, supports heart health, and may even help combat inflammation and diabetes.
  • Lion’s mane. Lion’s mane has numerous benefits, including providing calming effects that reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. In the long term, it can help prevent dementia. It also promotes digestive health and a strong immune system.
  • Probiotics. Teonan’s Coffee Black n’ Bitter contains probiotic elements to further support digestive health.

Turmeric Latte

Teonan Turmeric Latte

For fans of calming yet spicy drinks, the turmeric latte provides mental and physical health benefits in a fragrant delicious drink. The turmeric latte is caffeine-free and contains only three grams of sugar. It also contains anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety components, which can make it an excellent part of an evening or bedtime ritual.

The major active ingredients in Teonan’s Turmeric Latte are:

  • Turmeric Extract. Turmeric extract helps fight inflammation and promotes healthy digestion. It can also promote heart health, and even helps prevent neurological disease.
  • Reishi. Reishi is one of the most popular medicinal mushrooms, mostly because of its numerous functions. It promotes the healthy function of various internal organs, as well as promoting healthy digestive and immune systems. It can even fight fatigue and depression.
  • Ashwagandha KSM-66. Ashwagandha KSM-66 is a root extract that can fight anxiety as well as provide other mental health benefits.
  • Probiotics. Like all of Teonan’s products, their Turmeric Latte contains probiotics for digestive health.

The Turmeric Latte also contains coconut milk powder, coconut sugar, black pepper, and Himalayan rock salt.

Matcha Latte

Teonan Matcha Latte

In terms of taste, the Matcha Latte is probably my favorite. The matcha flavor is smooth and subtle, and pairs extremely well with the coconut milk powder used as a creamer. It has 60mg of caffeine, making it a suitable substitute for a cup of coffee, and 3 grams of sugar, making it just the right amount of sweet. It’s delicious cold or hot, so it can be an enjoyable part of your daily ritual year-round.

The Matcha Latte has the following active ingredients:

  • Ceremonial Grade Matcha. With or without medicinal properties, tea is a sacred ritual in its own right in many parts of the world. Teonan uses the highest quality matcha leaves to make their matcha latte. Matcha also contains antioxidants, and a chemical called l-theanine. L-theanine is an amino acid that helps with anxiety and stress and also helps regulate the effects of caffeine.
  • Cordyceps. Cordyceps is a fungus that can boost stamina and other exercise performance metrics. It is also useful to fight the effects of aging, supports heart health, and may even help combat inflammation and diabetes.
  • Turkey Tail. Turkey Tail contains powerful antioxidants and immune-supporting ingredients. It also supports digestive health, and can even help with cancer treatment and prevention.
  • Probiotics. Teonan’s Matcha Latte contains probiotics to support digestive health.

Teonan’s Matcha Latte also contains coconut milk powder, coconut sugar, and Himalayan rock salt.

Hot Cacao

teonan hot cacao

Teonan’s Hot Cacao has a rich, lightly sweet flavor that lets you fully experience the high-quality cacao they use to make this beverage. It only has 5mg of caffeine, which is naturally found in cacao, and 3 grams of sugar, so this hot cacao can be an anytime treat, or part of a morning, midday, or evening ritual.

The active ingredients in Teonan’s Hot Cacao are:

  • Criollo Cacao. Criollo Cacao is the most prized variety of cacao that Colombia produces. It has a rich, decadent flavor. It’s minimally processed, and only lightly sweetened, giving you all the health benefits, which include antioxidants, and none of the downsides.
  • Reishi. Reishi promotes the healthy function of various internal organs, as well as promoting healthy digestive and immune systems. It can even fight fatigue and depression.
  • Chaga. In addition to boosting immune health, Chaga mushrooms can lower blood sugar and cholesterol. They can also fight inflammation and may be effective in helping your body fight and prevent cancer.
  • Probiotics. The probiotics in Teonan’s Hot Cacao support healthy digestion.

Teonan’s Hot Cacao also contains coconut milk powder, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and Himalayan rock salt.

Cafe Latte

Cafe Latte

Teonan’s Cafe Latte has the rich, delicious flavor of their Black n’ Bitter Coffee, but is complemented by coconut milk and coconut sugar. It has all the taste of a latte you’d get at a local coffee shop, but far more health benefits.

The active ingredients in the Cafe Latte are:

  • Arabica Coffee. Arabica coffee has a sweet, fruity taste, which balances well with the earthiness of the other ingredients. It also has historical significance, as one of the oldest and most culturally important strains of coffee used today.
  • Lion’s mane. Lion’s mane has numerous benefits, including providing calming effects that reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. In the long term, it can help prevent dementia. It also promotes digestive health and a strong immune system.
  • Turkey Tail. Turkey Tail contains powerful antioxidants and immune-supporting ingredients. It also supports digestive health, and can even help with cancer treatment and prevention.
  • Probiotics. Teonan’s Cafe Latte contains probiotics to support digestive health.

In addition, the Cafe Latte contains coconut milk powder, coconut sugar, and Himalayan rock salt.

In Conclusion

Teonan’s beverages are all delicious in their own right. They all contain natural medicinal ingredients that support whole-body health and promote the function of your body’s systems. Either would make Teonan’s beverages worth checking out in their own right. Combined they’re a 100% winner.

And as a reward for reading all the way through, we’ve been lucky enough to partner with Teonan to bring our reader’s 10% off (and yes, we’re supported by your purchasers too), with the code TEONAN10. We hope you enjoy!

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