Did you know black and green tea come from the same plant? All tea comes from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The styles of tea are produced by altering the shape and chemistry of the leaf. Green tea leaves are steamed and dried, while black tea leaves are fully oxidized.
The brewed liquor of a Black tea ranges between dark brown and deep red. Black teas offer the strongest flavors and, in some cases, greatest astringency. Black teas, particularly those from India and Sri Lanka, are regularly drunk with milk and sugar and are the most popular bases for iced tea. Try it as boba milk tea!
The liquor of a green tea is typically a green or yellow color, and flavors range from toasty, grassy (pan-fired teas) to fresh steamed greens (steamed teas) with mild, vegetable-like astringency.
Oolongs typically have a much more complex flavor than Green or White teas, with very smooth, soft astringency and rich in floral or fruity flavors. Because of their smooth yet rich flavor profiles, Oolongs are ideal for those new to tea drinking.
Hailing from South Africa, red bush tea is caffeine-free and produces a sweet, flavorful cup. Rooibos is also known for its high mineral content and a wide array of antioxidants.
Herbal teas or tisanes, are entirely caffeine-free and are not made using any leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Instead, these herbal blends are made using spices, flowers, and leaves of a variety of other plants including fruits and herbs.
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Teahee tea comes directly from companies that practice responsible tea sourcing and production. Whenever possible, the tea is certified by The FTO. The Fair Trade organization works to ensure sustainable conditions for workers and small producers in the developing world. We also have organic options available!