New to Loose Leaf tea? Welcome! You’ve come to the right place to start your Loose Leaf Tea journey! First let’s start by getting to know some of the world’s most desirable tea types and their benefits. Then, take the plunge, and select any of our superb options available. Your taste buds and body will thank you!
Delicious black teas are most popular in the West and are full-bodied and strong teas. The caffeine makes them a great morning tea.
Tea artisans use various methods of firing the freshly harvested tea leaves to prevent the natural oxidation process and preserve the fresh green aspect of the leaf. Green teas have been known to increase fat burning and may improve brain function
Of all the types of tea, white teas are the least processed. They are characterized by delicate flavours, a smooth mouth feel, and a subtly fruity, sweet finish. White teas are rich in antioxidants, may reduce risk of Heart Disease, and may help combat skin aging.
Herbal or Tisanes Teas are made from the infusion or decoction of herbs, spices or other edible plant materials. Most Herbal/Tisanes do not contain caffeine naturally, they may help reduce menstrual pain and muscle spasms, have been known to help reduce stress and improve sleep and relaxation.
With its deeply smooth and rich body, honey-like sweetness and subtle fruity finish, rooibos, a plant indigenous to Western Cape of South Africa, is a wonderful, caffeine-free option with an incredible aromatic benefit. Rooibos is also rich with antioxidants, may promote good heart health and has been known to keep cholesterol levels in check.
Oolong tea production is the most skilled labour intensive, artisanal and sophisticated manner of tea making. A semi-oxidized tea, leaves are picked, rolled and allowed to oxidize which produces floral notes that characterize many Oolongs. Oolongs have been known to promote weight management, increased metabolism, healthy skin and reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes.
Cascara means “husk”, “peel”, or “skin” in Spanish. They are the dried skins of coffee cherries (aka coffee beans). These pulped seeds are collected after the seeds have been removed from the cherries. Cascara is found somewhere at the intersection of coffee and tea – however, the drink does not taste anything like coffee. Cascara aids the digestive system and helps reduce constipation through its cleansing properties.
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Sourced from some of the finest tea gardens in the world, we encourage you to indulge in all these superb possibilities.