Oh boy... where do we even begin?! We are tea-obsessed. So what does that mean? We are quality-driven, taste-driven, self declare tea snobs.
So, we will never have artificial flavours, colours, unnecessary added sugars (seriously, nobody needs sprinkles or snowflake-shaped sugar bits) and of course, poor quality tea.
Our tea goes through strict tasting and testing to ensure that the flavour and brew are big, bold, constant and exactly what you come to expect from a premium brand.
White tea has a delicate flavor and is naturally low in caffeine. It is usually harvested in springtime, the leaves are withered and then dried using natural sunlight, heat vents, or a drying chamber. White tea gets its name from the white fuzz on the young leaves that help to protect the tea plants from new growth from insects. When brewed, it is typically light gold in color with a floral fragrance.
Green tea is plucked, withered and rolled, and then either roasted or steamed. Tea leaves are harvested from the Camellia sinensis plant and quickly heated and dried to prevent too much oxidation occurring that would turn the green leaves brown and alter their fresh-picked flavor. A brewed green tea is typically green, yellow, or light brown in colour, and its flavor profile can range from grass-like and toasted to vegetal, sweet, and seaweed-like. is plucked, withered and rolled, and then either roasted or steamed. Tea leaves are harvested from the Camellia sinensis plant and quickly heated and dried to prevent too much oxidation occurring that would turn the green leaves brown and alter their fresh-picked flavor. A brewed green tea is typically green, yellow, or light brown in colour, and its flavor profile can range from grass-like and toasted to vegetal, sweet, and seaweed-like.
Leaves are plucked and allowed to wither. They are twisted and allowed to ferment partially turning slightly from green to brown but not completely, and then dried in a giant oven. Different styles of oolong vary widely in flavour. They can be sweet and fruity with honey aromas, woody with roasted aromas, or green and fresh with complex aromas. Leaves are usually either rolled into long curly leaves or curled into small beads.
Tea leaves are plucked and withered in the open air to reduce moisture. When the leaf becomes soft it is twisted and then fermented. Leaves are then cooked in a giant oven to seal in the flavour. What makes black tea different from green tea is that during the production process, the tea leaves are allowed to fully oxidize before they are heat-processed and dried. Oxidation alters the flavour profile helping add malty, fruity, or even smoky notes.
Decaf tea simply means there is no caffeine present in the tea. This can be important for people who suffer from caffeine sensitivity. It's important to note that decaf tea may still contain very low caffeine levels depending on how it's produced. Too much caffeine can of course affect your sleep hence the growth in popularity in recent years of decaf alternatives. All types of tea can be decaffeinated, although black tea, oolong tea, and green tea are the most widely available varieties.
Fruit teas are a tasty caffeine-free infusion of fruit flavours that can be enjoyed both hot and cold. Making fruit tea really is essentially very simple; they are made hot in exactly the same way as other teas and simply served over ice in the Summer months. Fruit tea is slightly different from other types of tea because well - it's not tea. We call it tea for convenience, but fruit tea is simply dried fruits, sometimes with spices, flowers or herbs added.
Rooibos is not a true tea, as it comes from the plant aspalathus linearis. It's a small shrubby bush that has very thin, needle-like leaves that turn their characteristic red colour after fermentation. Rooibos is sweet and nutty, naturally caffeine-free, and low in tannin. It grows only in the Cedar Valley, deep in the heart of South Africa. Rooibos is delicious on its own or great with milk and a little sugar or honey, the traditional South African way to enjoy it.
Chamomile is most definitely an "old" favorite amongst herbs. It looks like a tiny daisy with delicate white petals. Chamomile is more fragrant than similar flowers, giving off a gentle floral aroma (some say apple-like) that is particularly relaxing. For this reason, and due to its many reported health benefits, chamomile is popular in both herbal teas and aromatherapy. Chamomile tea is an excellent choice when you need to unwind from your day, relieve stress, or are preparing for bed.
Peppermint leaves contain several essential oils that are released when steeped in hot water, including menthol, menthone, and limonene. Collectively, these give peppermint tea its refreshing, cooling, minty taste. Peppermint tea can be made using dried loose leaves, or teabags. In teabags, peppermint may be mixed with spearmint and/or other flavours, such as liquorice or fruit. It’s naturally caffeine-free, so you can drink it as often as you like