Post drinking tea do you ever feel like your mood is oh so much brighter? Many folks who drink tea testify to the relaxing and invigorating feeling it brings. Researchers have found that drinking tea lowers stress hormone cortisol levels. Tea causes a calming and alert effect at the same time – you drink it and feel calm, but then alertness settles in (as the caffeine kicks in). Science is just getting into this field of understanding mood-altering capabilities of tea as intrigue in the role of nutrition in preventative medicine grows. Tea is one of the most commonly consumed drinks in the world, with green tea production expected to reach 3.6 million tonnes in 2027. Now that’s a lot of tea!
Who doesn’t like a good story? Storytelling is an art form, and a first-hand account makes for the best kind. Two years ago Vincent Kitirattragarn, the founder of Dang Foods, flew the entire company to Thailand for 10 days. Why? To show folks exactly what Dang’s signature products are about and how they’re made. Initially, when Dang was first founded in 2012, it focused on being a clean-label, better-for-you and keto-friendly snack brand with a tagline of “Dang, that’s good.” Fast forward to today, and Dang is embracing its Asian-American cultural heritage. Did you know that Dang is named after Kitirattragarn’s mother? Also, Dang coconut chips actually began when Kitirattragarn was making Thai lettuce wraps for this pop-up restaurant in San Francisco; the lettuce wraps included coconut chips. His roommates started to rave about the coconut chips and the rest is a Dang history.