TEA FACTS

Tea Facts

Did you know there are more than 100 varieties of tea from just one tea plant called Camellia sinensis? The secret lies in the different manufacturing techniques, variations in climate and altitude, type of soil, and the inherent characteristics of the tea plant.

The tea plant has two basic subdivisions -- China Jat and White Jat. China Jat originated in China. It has a narrow dark leaf and is associated with high flavor and low yields. White Jat originated in the Assam province in India. It has a broad, less-dark leaf and is associated with high yields and relatively less flavor. By seed and vegetative propagation, many hybrids (clones) of these two subdivisions have been produced, combining special characteristics and thereby improving the quality of tea. Suffice to say, that the production of high quality tea is not a 'mechanized' art, but a human skill.

 

 Organic Bai Mu Dan

When it comes to white tea, Bai Mu Dan is the full bodied and flavorful variety sought after by the modern tea drinker. It maintains a fine balance between a robust tea drink and the delicacies of white tea.  
 
Known as white peony tea, Bai Mu Dan is picked in the early spring to preserve its fresh and delicate flavor and rich antioxidant benefits. Well known in Chinese medicine, organic Bai Mu Dan is loaded with polyphenols that support the immune system and offer numerous health benefits.
 
Certified Organic.  Light Caffeine.  Loose leaf tea available in 2 oz. pouch offering up to 28 servings or 4 oz. pouch offering up to 56 servings.  Each serving is approximately 2 grams or 1 teaspoon of tea to 8 oz. of water.
 
Disclaimer: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Organic Chinese Matcha

 

This powdered tea is used medicinally around the world. It's health and beauty benefits are nearly unmatched and it is great for digestion and weight management. 

 
Green tea helps lower blood pressure, improve cardiovascular health, and may protect against cancer. Matcha is the only form of green tea that includes the whole leaf rather than a water extract of leaves. Its health benefits correlate with higher levels of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, including L-theanine.
 
Certified Organic.  Has Caffeine.  Loose leaf tea available in 2 oz. pouch offering up to 28 servings or 4 oz. pouch offering up to 56 servings.  Each serving is approximately 2 grams or 1 teaspoon of tea to 8 oz. of water or milk.  Whisk until foamy. 
 
Disclaimer: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

 

Organic Chinese Sencha

Our Organic Chinese Sencha tea is one of the finest green teas!  Sencha tea possesses a high content of antioxidants and polyphenols. The consumption of Sencha tea may be beneficial to help build up the immune system and help those with osteoporosis.

 
Certified Organic.  Has Caffeine.  Loose leaf tea available in 2 oz. pouch offering up to 28 servings or 4 oz. pouch offering up to 56 servings.  Each serving is approximately 2 grams or 1 teaspoon of tea to 8 oz. of water.
 
Disclaimer: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Organic Fairtrade South Indian BOPF

 

This delicious full bodied black tea is Organic and Fair-trade from southern India this Broken Orange Pekoe Fanning Tea is a new must have!  Great to start your day in the morning or at midday for an energy boost.  
 
Like all black teas, orange pekoe undergoes extensive processing before it gets to market. Tea leaves first must wither, after which processors roll, heat and ferment them. The fermentation process, also known as oxidation, sets black tea apart from white and green teas, which are not fermented. Oolong tea undergoes a period of fermentation, but it is shorter than that of black tea.
 
Certified Organic and Fairtrade.  Has Caffeine.  Loose leaf tea available in 2 oz. pouch offering up to 28 servings or 4 oz. pouch offering up to 56 servings.  Each serving is approximately 2 grams or 1 teaspoon of tea to 8 oz. of water.
(Broken Orange Pekoe Fanning Tea) 

Organic Peppermint Iced Tea

 

It doesn't get any more refreshing than a glass of fresh brewed Peppermint Iced Tea!  This tea reminds our CEO Shannon of the Peppermint Iced tea her Grandma made from the peppermint leaves in her garden.  A precious family memory.  Peppermint tea is a popular herbal tea that is naturally calorie- and caffeine-free.

 
Some research has suggested that the oils in peppermint may have a number of health benefits, such as fresher breath, better digestion, and reduced pain from headaches.  Peppermint tea also has antibacterial properties.
 
Certified Organic.  Caffeine Free.  Loose leaf tea available in 2 oz. pouch which makes 4 pitchers of iced tea or 4 oz. pouch which makes 8 pitchers of iced tea.  Measure 16 grams or .56 ounces of tea to make 2 quarts (pitcher) of iced tea.  Boil 1 quart of water, steep tea 5-6 minutes, strain, then add 1 quart of cold water, stir.  Serve over ice and enjoy!
 
Disclaimer: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Organic Pu-erh

 

Native to China's Yunnan district, pu-erh is cultivated from the plant Camellia sinensis, which also supplies other variations of tea. What makes this tea different from others is that pu-erh is fermented like oolong tea and then goes through another process known as post-fermentation. Once the tea is fermented, leaves are sun-dried and aged in a high-humidity environment. As it is popularly said, the more aged wine is, the better it tastes. Similarly, pu-erh tea gets better the longer it is aged. 

 
Pu-erh tea, like all teas, is known to have a lot of fantastic health benefits.  Pu-erh tea is said to be beneficial for blood cleansing and digestion. The many foods that we eat may contain fatty oils, toxins and chemicals. The micro-organisms and simple sugars that are produced from the fermentation process are known to attack the toxins in the blood, helping to cleanse the body and the blood from toxins.  Pu-erh tea is said to block your body from producing more fat. If paired well with exercises and a healthy diet, this tea is believed to show effective results on your stubborn fat.  The presence of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties make pu-erh tea a healthful drink. Antioxidants in the beverage help fight off free radicals in the body.
 
Certified Organic.  High Caffeine.  Loose leaf tea available in 2 oz. pouch offering up to 28 servings or 4 oz. pouch offering up to 56 servings.  Each serving is approximately 2 grams or 1 teaspoon of tea to 8 oz. of water.
 
Disclaimer: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease