Gynostemma, aka Gynostemma Pentaphyllum, is consumed by millions of people in Asia for its natural energy promoting attributes that replenish "Chi" instead of diminishing it (like coffee or other caffeinated substances.) Gynostemma might be the perfect morning beverage for the overworked individual, helping to reduce stress-related tension and improve immune system functions. We liken it to Tulsi or Holy Basil tea, a common ayuurvedic herb used in India. Gynostemma is slightly sweet, like Tulsi, yet the flavor is quite different with a nutty, mildly, bitter green tea-like taste. In many parts of Asia, it is well regarded as a quintessential herbal tea to promote a healthy long life, enhancing immunologic, respiratory, neurological, cardiovascular, endocrine, and metabolic systems.