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How much caffeine does tea have?
Answer: This will largely vary on the tea that you’re drinking, differentteas will have different dosages. However on usually tea’s will be somewhere from0mg to 40 mg per 6 oz cup.

Below is a quick reference for some of the most popular types of tea. Coffee islisted at the top as reference for just how much caffeine is in one cup of tea (50%less or more then in your cup of coffee!).

Coffee - 80 mg
Black Tea - 40 mg
Flavored Tea - 40 mg
Oolong Tea - 30 mg
Green Tea - 20 mg
White Tea - 15 mg
Decaf Tea - 5 mg
Herbal Tea - 0 mg
Fruit Tea - 0 mg
Rooibos Tea - 0 mg

How Do I Keep My Teas Stored?
Answer: Remember, tea DOES go bad, it DOES degenerate. It’s up to YOU tokeep your tea with the best flavor possible!

As for the actual storage; tea should always be kept in air tight containers awayfrom light, moisture or any strong odors. If you have a large quantity of tea it’sadvisable to split off a smaller portion for everyday use while storing the restin a dark and dry cupboard or pantry.

Keep in mind that if you store your tea next to spices they may permeate and changethe flavor or your tea (especially if they’re spicy or strong). It’s best to storeyour tea in tin containers and air them out completely if you plan to re-use thecontainer with another flavor of tea.

It’s important that you properly store your tea. If you don’t follow the necessarysteps to preserve the freshness of your tea you’ll soon find that the subtletiesslip away, and the nuances of taste become fainter and fainter as they fade away.

The Tea I’m Looking For Isn’t Here
Answer: Can’t find the tea you’re looking for? Why not get in touch withus and recommend it? Who knows your favorite tea could be next month’s top pick!

I don’t Know Which Tea To Buy
Answer: A common problem that a lot of people have on our website is notknowing which tea is for them. We find that it’s best to go with tea’s that you’veall ready tried or to grab a sampler since there is no substitute for the one andonly ‘taste test’.

Our samplers contain 4 unique varieties of tea all chosen to provide you with alittle window of flavor and insight into just which teas are ‘right for you’. Tryone out today!

How Are Our Teas Made?
Answer: Depending on the tea the methods will vary, but our teas go througha cycle similar to this;

First the tea leaves are picked and dried, allowing them to lose some of their moisturecontent. For some leaves the journey to becoming a tea ends here.

If not, the next step is heating, which is done using either steaming or pan-firing.Heating is necessary to prevent oxidation (decay through air) and in preservingthe texture, flavor and color of the leaves.

Often a few stages of heating will be applied, different techniques will producedifferent results.

In other teas (such as black tea, Ooolong) are broken, shaked and cracked to encourageoxidation up to a certain level. Upon reaching this level the process is complete.

What Can Tea Names Tell Us?
Answer: Often a tea is named after it’s area of origin. However textures,colors, shape and even taste are often also used as describing names.

How Is Tea Flavored?
Answer: Some teas naturally have their flavor but others require ‘scenting’and ‘flavoring’ work to be undertaken.

This is usually the final step in preparing a tea and often requires weeks of workto achieve the desired taste.

Why Are Some Teas Blended?
Answer: Blending is a process used by corporate tea sellers to produce a‘suitable cup’ every time. By using 15 or more different types of tea you can assurea certain ‘taste’ so each carton of tea tastes just like the last.

Blending is also often used to ‘round out’ types of tea which would be undrinkableon their own, but offer a unique flavor when mixed in with the proper tastes.

What Are The Heath Benefits Of Tea?
Answer: Because tea is loaded with antioxidants there are 3 main health benefitswhich have been linked to tea, the first is:

Cardiovascular: Studies have shown that drinking ‘black tea’ can lead to a lowerincidence of heart disease, probably because the polypenols in the tea have beenshown to reduce lipoproteins (cholesterol) which is the leading factor in arterialplague.

Anticancer: Laboratory studies strongly that teas may inhibit further tumor growth.Drinking tea maybe linked to preventing lung, throat and gastrointestinal cancers.

Nutritional: Not only can tea prevent your risk of heart disease but it can alsolower your cholesterol. However the nutritional benefits don’t end there, drinkingtea has also been linked to better dental hygiene because tea inhibits certain enzymesin the mouth which help bacteria adhere to teeth, thereby leading to tooth decay.

The greatest benefit of our teas however isn’t health but simply the rich savorysignature taste which comes with every order of our premium specialty teas.

Are any of your teas Kosher certified?
Answer: No, none of our teas are Kosher certified. However all of our unflavoredteas are naturally Kosher.

Can tea really be used to lose weight?
Answer: Tea does have weight burning attributes. So the simple answer tothis question is yes, tea can be used as an aid in losing weight (not to be reliedon solely).

Nonetheless scientific study after study have shown over and over again that teadoes in fact boost your metabolism naturally, improves your cardiovascular healthand is an effective fat burner.

Not to be relied on solely but switching to tea as your main drink (instead of popor coffee) could have some surprising but very welcome side effects! :)

How cups of tea should I drink per day?
Answer: It should be noted that there’s tons of debates over questions likethese. Nevertheless according to recent studies in order to attain the maximum benefitsfrom tea (bodily and mental) drink a minimum of 3 cups per day.

How should I prepared my cup of tea?
Answer: The answer to this is largely dependent on the individual. However,here are some things to consider when preparing your cup of tea – the ‘strength’of the drink, temperature, sugar, honey, lemon, milk.

As for general instructions on how to make your tea. Boil water, place desired portionof tea in cup, fill cup with water, allow 2-5 minutes (depending on preference)for water to absorb tea, enjoy!

How is the tea packaged?
Answer: When it comes to packaging our teas we believe in practicality andfunctionality over looks. So to ensure a fresh tea for each cup we’ve developeda freshness seal technology which comes completely with re-usable clips to ensurea perfect cup every time.