Black teas (or red teas as the Chinese refer to it) are fully fermented or fully oxidized teas. After the initial withering process, it is rolled to break down the cells of the leaf to expose the leaf's enzymes to oxygen. After full oxidation occurs, the leaf is then finished with forced hot air. 

To fully release the flavor of the black tea, it is recommended that fresh boiling or near boiling water be used.  
To prepare black teas, use 1 teaspoon per cup, add freshly boiled water and allow to steep 4-5 minutes.

Black
Teas

Black
Teas

Our specialty flavored black teas come in a wide range of fruit and spice accents like chai, apricot, chocolate, hazelnuts and wild strawberries.


To fully release the flavor of the black tea, it is recommended that fresh boiling or near boiling water be used.  
To prepare black teas, use 1 teaspoon per cup, add freshly boiled water and allow to steep 4-5 minutes.

Flavored
Black Teas

 
 

Green teas come from the same plant as black, oolong, and white teas, the camellia sinensis. The leaves for green tea are
non-fermented or unoxidized. 
Green tea has been consumed in China for centuries, however, in the western world it has been gaining in popularity because of recent research on its antioxidant properties. 


One rule for green teas is to never use boiling water. It is just too hot for the delicate leaf.

This will almost always ensure a decent cup of tea. To make green teas, use 1 teaspoon of tea per cup.

Pour not-quite-boiling water over the tea and let steep 2-3 minutes. Many teas may be steeped multiple times.

Green Teas

FlavoredGreen Teas

For those who are not fans of green tea, flavored green teas are worth a try.  Flowery jasmine has been popular for years.  In recent years, there have been a myriad of flavors added to the healthy green tea leaf.  


One rule for green teas is to never use boiling water. It is just too hot for the delicate leaf.

This will almost always ensure a decent cup of tea. To make green teas, use 1 teaspoon of tea per cup.

Pour not-quite-boiling water over the tea and let steep 2-3 minutes. Many teas may be steeped multiple times.

 

Oolong
Teas

 

Oolong tea leaves are semi-oxidized.  This means the leaves may be close to a green tea or almost fully oxidized like a black tea. As you can imagine, this classification of tea can have many different looks and flavor profiles. The leaves are often the larger leaves from the tea plant which allows for more nuances of flavors.  Many credit oolong teas for helping to weight loss and reducing cholesterol. To make Oolong, use 1 teaspoon of tea per cup.

Pour not-quite-boiling water over the tea and let steep 2-3 minutes. Please note that the tea leaves with higher oxidation should use boiling water bring out more flavor. Most oolong teas may be steeped multiple times.

 

Herbal Teas

Rooibos (roy-boss) is a wonderful black tea substitute as it brews to a similar color and body. The flavor is also similar, but lighter with a slight minty vanilla taste. Independent studies have found it beneficial in treating insomnia, nervous tension, allergies, and digestive problems.

 

Herbal teas (Tisanes) are infusions of herbs, spices, florals, or fruits. They are naturally caffeine-free.

Decaf
Teas

 
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