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Tea Facts

All tea originates from the Camellia Sinensis Plant., a sub-tropical plant native to Asia and now grown around the world. The “types” of tea come from the unique methods of processing the leaf.

    Black Tea: 25-110 mg Caffeine* Water Temperature: Full Rolling Boil Steep 3- 7 minutes
    Green Tea: 8-30 mg Caffeine Water Temperature: 175-185 degrees (Boil: Cool 3 minutes) Steep: 3-4 minutes
    White Tea: 6-25 mg Caffeine Water Temperature: 175-185 degrees (Boil: Cool 4 minutes) Steep: 3-5 minutes
    Oolong Tea: 12-55 mg Caffeine Water Temperature: 180-190 degrees (Boil: Cool 2 minutes) Steep: 4-5 minutes
    Red Tea/Rooibos: Not Real Tea but Tastes like Black Tea Caffeine Free Water Temperature: Full Rolling Boil Steep: 3-10 minutes
    Pu’erh: 25-110 mg Caffeine Water Temperature: Full Rolling Boil Steep: 5-7 minutes

* This is the Level of Caffeine in Half a Cup of Coffee

Standard Method of Making Tea

    1. Start with fresh, cold water (never reheat water left in the kettle) and if the tap water?has a noticeable taste, use bottled water. Put the fresh water in a kettle and bring to the boil.
    2. Prepare teapot by filling (or rinsing) with hot water.
    3. As soon as the water boils, empty the water in the teapot and add the tea leaves. Put?the loose leaves directly in the pot or use a tea sack or a standard tea bag.
    4. The standard measurement is one rounded teaspoon of tea (or tea bag) per 8 to 10 ounces of water.
    5. When the water is heated, bring the teapot to the kettle (See above for temperatures.)
    6. The Chinese call the next step “Awakening the Leaf” or “Rinsing the Leaf”. It’s an important step that removes impurities or bitterness from the tea. Put only enough?water in the teapot to cover the tea and then immediately pour the water off, leaving the tea in the pot. Then add the desired amount of heated water to make your pot of tea.
    7. Let the tea steep for the above recommended time. Every tea is different. We recommend that you follow the instructions described above and then adjust to suit your own tastes.
    8. When the tea has ready, pour into your cup. (If using loose tea leaves, it may be necessary to strain the tea first. To do this, simply pour through a sieve.)
    9. If drinking black tea, you may wish to add milk, sugar, honey, lemon etc.

Remember you don’t have to be an expert to take tea.?You are just supposed to enjoy!

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