Adaptogens are a class of herbs that help the body adapt to and defend against the toxic effects of stress: they are nature's antidote to stress. They work systematically in the body to balance, restore, and protect. So when you're experiencing less stress, your body functions better—better sleep, digestion, libido…you get the gist. These herbs survived the Ice Age and still live in some of the harshest conditions around the world: they've learned to be resilient in the face of stress and thrive. In turn, they can help us do the same.In short: we like to say adaptogens help you human better.While adaptogens are a powerful group of herbs, they must be consumed consistently and in functional doses for long-term stress support. That's why we're proud to be herbalist-formulated to ensure the highest quality of herbs, sound formulation, and efficacy! Learn more about the history and science behind adaptogens (yeah, we wrote a whole 25+ page guide!)
In the case of Café, yes, it does! And the other herbs in the blend add a sweet roundness that may actually have you liking this way more than your regular cup.While you may not mistake our other blends for coffee, they all have their own unique flavors. For example, Super Happy Sunshine is a lemony drink of (you guessed it) sunshine; Spicy Rose tastes like spicy, gingery chocolate; Calm has creamy notes of date and vanilla. We have ensured that each of our blends has unique flavors and ingredients, meaning there is something for everyone. Have questions about a specific blend? Send us an email at email@example.com and we’re happy to help!
Heck no. We spent years developing this process to avoid that, and to ensure it is as smooth, rich, and roasty as a cup of coffee. Rasa dissolves beautifully in your cup!
Besides Cafe and Classic Rasa, where all you need to do is add water, brewing Rasa requires a French press, or some way to brew your morning cup. If you have a French press, it’s this simple:
1. Boil water.
2. Add water & Rasa to French press (1 tbsp per 8 oz of water)
3. Wait 10-15 mins...or instead of just waiting there, because “a watched Rasa never brews,“ you can:
• meditate, dance
• meal prep
• clean your kitchen
• take a shower
• play with your pet unicorn
4. Pour. Sip.
If you don't have a French press, click here for alllll the recommended ways to brew.
Rasa was started by a mama who drank it during pregnancy & breastfeeding. However, while there is no scientific evidence saying the herbs in Rasa are unsafe for pregnancy and breastfeeding, there is also no evidence saying that they are safe, either—there's just not enough information either way.
Dozens of traditional herbalists, Chinese medicine practitioners, Ayurveda docs, and midwives support Rasa for pregnancy & breastfeeding, but listen to your body and your baby (& your own doc) to know what's best for your unique situation.
We don't recommend Calm during pregnancy—this blend are too strong for the sensitive ecosystem of the pregnant mother & baby.
For a longer explanation including Lopa's own thoughts on this topic, you can read this article.