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About Tea

All tea excluding herbals and rooibos comes from the same plant called Camellia sinensis, however, what makes it a white, green, or black tea is the way it is processed; the oxidation time of the leaves, forming of the tea, and drying.

Like a fine wine the region and weather help to give tea, its flavor and potential health benefits.  To learn more consider taking one of our virtual tea classes!

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Herbal teas have no caffeine and are made from dried fruits, flowers, spices, or herbs. Tea and Herbs have many benefits for our well-being. 

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There are six main varieties of tea; white, yellow, green, oolong, black and pu erh and they all come from the Camellia sinensis tea plant. The color and taste of the leaves are due to the way they are dried and processed. 
Each of these teas naturally contain caffeine. 

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A native South African plant; Aspalathus linearis, is an herbal plant that contains no caffeine and produces a red tea called Rooibos

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How To Steep Tea

White and Green Teas

Since white and green tea leaves are less processed they should be steeped
at a lower temperature and for less time

Scoop
1 Tsp of loose leaf white or green tea into a tea ball or infuser

Place the tea ball or infuser into your cup or teapot

Slowly add hot water (not boiling) temperature should be about 165 - 180 degrees

Allow your tea to steep for 1 - 2 mins no more than 3 minutes or your tea could taste bitter 
Remove tea ball or infuser and enjoy! 


Black and Herbal Teas
Scoop

1 Tsp of loose leaf black or herbal tea into a tea ball or infuser

Place the tea ball or infuser into your cup or teapot

Slowly add boiled water; the temperature should be about 195 - 220 degrees

Allow your tea to steep for 3 - 5 minutes if you steep less your tea could taste weak.
Remove tea ball or infuser and enjoy! 


 

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