Flavored Tea and Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about It

The great thing about tea is all of the amazing natural flavors and fragrances that can be added to enhance the natural flavors and to create an enticing drink to suit anyone’s taste.

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Optimal Tea Harvesting Schedules for the Main Tea Producing Countries

The harvest time for tea leaves depends largely on the region in which they are being grown, and can also vary from season to season in regards to the fluctuations in weather.   Timing the harvest is of the utmost importance because it can take only a few days for a bud to appear, open up and grow into a large leaf. If the optimum harvest time is missed a whole crop can be destroyed.

Caffeine: Tea vs Coffee

  Caffeine is a big part of the lives of many adults. It’s the main reason coffee is so popular. Most people would find it very hard to believe that coffee gained its popularity because people actually enjoy drinking a cupful of bitter sludge. But hey, there’s no accounting for people’s taste.   More and … Continue reading Caffeine: Tea vs Coffee

Free Radicals How Antioxidants Protect Against Them

  In the descriptions of several of our premium tea blends we include the fact that they are an excellent source of free radical fighting antioxidants. We also go on to explain a few of these crucial benefits to your health.   We all know that antioxidants are good and help provide several health benefits … Continue reading Free Radicals How Antioxidants Protect Against Them

The Health Benefits of Different Teas

Coveted for centuries in the East as the key to good health, happiness and wisdom, tea is gaining the attention of researchers in the West who are discovering the many health benefits of different types of teas. Research studies have shown that tea can provide help with cancer, heart disease and diabetes. It can also … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Different Teas

Does Decaffeinated Green Tea Retain its Health Benefits?

We have received several questions asking if decaffeinated green tea loses its health benefits due to the decaffeination process. The answer is yes, if the wrong decaffeination process is used.   Several studies have shown that drinking green tea can decrease a person’s risk of cancer and heart disease. The tea’s naturally occurring chemical compounds … Continue reading Does Decaffeinated Green Tea Retain its Health Benefits?

The Amazing and Versatile Camellia Sinensis

  Most true tea comes from one plant, the Camellia sinensis which is part of the evergreen family. The leaves are glossy green with serrated edges. When allowed to flower, the plant produces small white flower with bright yellow stamens.   Flowering is prevented during cultivation by harvesting the leaves and forcing the plant to … Continue reading The Amazing and Versatile Camellia Sinensis

What are Tisanes?

  A confusing aspect of tea is that a lot of the beverages we commonly refer to as “tea” actually aren’t tea at all. Tisanes (meaning “herbal infusion” in French), which are commonly called herbal teas, usually consist of dried flowers, fruits or herbs steeped in boiling water, and don’t actually contain any tea leaves … Continue reading What are Tisanes?