Pour. Stir. Magic.
Classic Rasa vs. Coffee
|Energy||Caffeine, leaving you with jitters and a crash||Energizes from within using adaptogens|
|Caffeine||90-120mg+ of caffeine per cup||Caffeine free|
|Featured Ingredients||Um, coffee 🤷||Adaptogens & Mushrooms
(formulated at an effective dose)
|Formulation||It's only one ingredient, so...||By a clinical herbalist
(for balance, flavor, and functionality)
|Sourcing & Sustainability||Sometimes fair trade or direct trade||Meticulously sourced for quality, bioavailablity, and long-term ecosystem sustainability|
A cup of “I can do this,” Classic Rasa is our antidote to an overburdened, overly stressed world.
2750mg of adaptogens support smooth energy without a crash, better sleep, a more resilient stress response, and more so you can be more you—and it’s ready the moment you need it. Whether you’re running out the door to go to work, sitting at the airport, boiling water over a fire while camping, or just have a quick moment in the morning with a busy schedule, Classic Rasa is instantly ready when you are.
With Classic Rasa, you get your daily dose of adaptogens and mushrooms without the brew time. Simply add it to your cup, followed by boiling water, and presto change-o… Rasa. Our original line of Rasa brew products are the ultimate self-nourishing ritual. And while we’re all for Rasa brew on mornings where we have 10 minutes to be intentional about taking care of ourselves, Classic Rasa is there for you on those days where you gotta get out the door as quickly as possible (or out of your tent, or boarding a plane…).
Meet the Herbs
The six adaptogens in this blend were intentionally chosen for potency and balance. Totaling more than 2750mg of adaptogens per serving (raw herb equivalent), Classic Rasa delivers focused and sustained energy without the crash.
While energy and stress management are the driving force of the adaptogens in this blend, many of these herbs also profoundly support improved immunity, sleep, mood, and digestion when taken regularly.
Formulated by our Chief Herbalist, Classic Rasa features six adaptogens for energy: red Asian ginseng, cordyceps, rhodiola, gynostemma, shatavari, and maca, plus chicory, date seed, and burdock for that roasty, full-bodied mouth feel.
What does Classic Rasa taste like?
We’re going to go ahead and say it: Classic Rasa is the most coffee-like coffee alternative out there. It’s robust, roasty, and rich. The dark richness of roasted chicory root, the sweet coffee notes of roasted date seed, and the earthy, nutty flavor of roasted burdock root make up the base of these blends, while the adaptogenic herbs add further roundness, sweetness, and herbal notes.
Wellness doesn’t have to taste like dirt…that’s why we created Rasa.
It took us years to perfect Classic Rasa. Here’s how it went:
We spent (literally) years testing all the instant coffee alternatives out there, and there were approximately none, zero, nilch that we willingly wanted to consume every day, let alone enjoyed enough to crave. We heard time and time again that you didn’t want that sludge at the bottom of your cup, not to mention as an herbalist-formulated brand, we cringed at the lack of bioavailability in most powdered “functional” drinks.
So we set out to do the seemingly impossible: make an instantly dissolvable adaptogenic coffee alternative that tastes as good as it is functional. One that you crave the same way so many crave coffee when you wake up in the morning (sound familiar?).
What this entailed was far more complex than “powdering” our existing Rasa and selling it, so it took us years of development to crack the code. Our process includes brewing the Rasa over several hours like a standard Chinese decoction—a process used for millennia—then drying it and granulating it to make it supremely delicious while remaining supremely dissolvable and bioavailable.
Classic Rasa FAQ
Acacia fiber is a prebiotic fiber made from the sap of acacia trees. These trees are native to North Africa, and our organic acacia fiber is from Senegal. Acacia fiber, also known as gum arabic, has been used for thousands of years in cosmetics, foods, and medicines around the world. Queen Cleopatra was even a fan—it was a main ingredient in her favorite lipstick.
Acacia fiber's modern uses are many. We use it in Classic Rasa as a processing aid to help our product clump less and flow better. And it's a win-win because acacia fiber is also an excellent health-promoting dietary fiber. Plus it improves soil fertility and animal habitat.
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. When you're experiencing less stress, your body functions better—better sleep, digestion, libido…you get the jist.
These herbs survived the Ice Age and still live in some of the harshest conditions around the world: they've learned to not only be resilient in the face of stress, but to 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!) at wearerasa.com/adaptowhats
But of course. As with all Rasa products, Classic Rasa is blessed by grass-fed unicorns*.
*Grass-fed unicorns not approved by the FDA.
Rasa Classic is the perfect coffee replacement. I like it hot or cold. The flavor is pleasant and I love the individual packets of ground herbal tea. But, the kicker is I am sleeping better. I did not realize how much coffee affected my sleep. And no jittery side effects or crash.
I really have come to love my morning Rasa in my coffee I add a little bit of honey and a little bit of cream and it is just a magical delight. I feel that the combination of mushrooms definitely gives me more energy, helps with digestion and promotes good mood and positive vibes!
I love this! The flavor, the way it all dissolves completely and it partners well with many alternative milk or cream options and collagen. I’d love it if this option came in packaging options that are not just single use too. I take the single packets on trips and love the ease of that though :)
This is by far my favorite coffee substitute. I love the convenience of just adding hot water and I love the taste. I don’t add anything- no sugar or cream- and I think it tastes great. Hoping to be able to buy in bulk soon 🤞
So I used the classic brew Rasa a few years ago, then had a baby and life has been moving so fast! I think the classic brew option tastes a little better than these instant packs, but I absolutely LOVE the convenience of these instant packs, cuz ain’t no mama have time for 15 min French press these days, so I will keep buying them! I love the way rasa makes me feel and sometimes I’ll throw a pack into my cup of coffee, but I do feel I can do without the coffee some days, so I like the classic best so I can go with or without the caffeine! Thanks for finally making Rasa more convenient! Absolutely love it.