All tea comes from the plant Camellia Sinensis. Black tea requires fresh leaves to then be withered, and rolled, broken or cut to provoke oxidation. This causes the color to change from green to brown. Black tea character can range from light and fruity to rich, strong and robust, depending on origin and manufacturing process.
Benefits of Black Tea
Studies suggest the following benefits may be attributed to drinking black tea:
- Boost the immune system
- Protects against heart disease.
- Increases energy levels
All tea comes from the plant Camellia Sinensis. To prevent freshly picked green tea leaves from oxidizing and turning brown, heat is applied by pan-firing or steaming the leaves and then rolling them to dry and develop the flavor. Green teas range from golden amber to intense lime green. Flavors can be mellow and herbal, or more astringent and vegetal.
Benefits of Green Tea
Studies Suggest the Following Benefits may be Attributed to Drinking Green Tea:
- Boosts the immune system
- Improves mental alertness
- Assists in removing toxins
- High in Antioxidants
- Helps regulate blood sugar
All tea comes from the plant Camellia Sinensis. The fresh leaves oxidize as they wither in the sun, then in the shade. Lightly tossing or rolling the leaves develops the full character. Oolong teas are pan fired sealing in the color and flavor. The final drying ensures that they hold their quality. They can be floral and fruity or woody, deep and complex.
Oolong teas have the broadest variety of flavor and character properties. Oolong tea brews from light and fragrant to darker and more full bodied.
Benefits of Oolong Tea
Studies suggest the following benefits may be attributed to drinking Oolong tea:
- Helps burn fat
- Increases metabolism
- May assist in lowering cholesterol
- Suppresses the appetite
Rooibos (Afrikaans for “red bush”) only grows on the dry sandy soil of the Cederberg Mountains in South Africa. The leaves and stems are harvested annually, then chopped, oxidized and dried. Rooibos is caffeine-free and is renown for its natural sweetness and soothing properties.
Benefits of Rooibos Tea
Studies suggest the following benefits may be attributed to drinking Rooibos tea:
- May alleviate allergy symptoms
- Boosts immune system
- Assists digestion
- Supports anti-inflammatory
- Eases insomnia and hypertension
Herbal blends are made from the dried leaves, stems, roots, seeds, flowers and barks of many different plants, each of which offers an individual benefit. Most are caffeine-free and are consumed for their cleansing, calming and/or aromatic qualities.
Benefits of Herbal Tea
Studies suggest the following benefits may be attributed to drinking herbal tea:
- Naturally caffeine free
- Supports hydration
- Helps relax and relieve stress
- Assists in detoxification
Of course, any tea can make Ice Tea, but not just any tea makes Great Ice Tea! We have several blends that will make you “Great Ice tea”. Try any of them.
NOTES: 1.) We pack each ice tea order, when we receive it. This means the teas are “fresh-packed” …not sitting on a shelf in a warehouse for months. This is part of the charm, and positive nature of buying from a “boutique shop”.
NOTES: 2.)Should you want to go beyond our offerings, we will pack any of our black or green teas in tea bags for you upon request. Minimum, six bags per blend and at least two blends ordered. Please contact us directly for this special request.
All tea comes from the plant Camellia Sinensis. White teas are the least processed of all teas. The new buds, sometimes with one or two leaves attached, are carefully packed and then slowly dried for several days. The brew is the color of white wine and the flavor is light, delicate and subtly sweet.
Benefits of White Tea
Studies suggest the following benefits may be attributed to drinking white tea:
- Helps slow down the natural aging process
- Has an antibacterial and antiviral benefit
- Effective in relieving stress
- High in antioxidants
Native to Argentina, Yerba Mate is a member of the holy family and is rich in caffeine, containing roughly twice the levels found in tea. After harvesting, the leaves are heated-treated before being chopped and dried. Indigenous to the Amazon rainforest and popular throughout Latin America, Yerba Maté tea is quickly gaining popularity in the United States. The brewed flavor is strongly herbal and grassy. It contains a substance similar to caffeine, called matteine, which helps invigorate the mind and energize the body. Yerba maté is often used as a mood-enhancer and has been deemed as the “Drink of the Gods.”
Benefits of Yerba Mate
Studies suggest the following benefits may be attributed to drinking Yerba Mate tea:
- Assists in weight loss
- Boosts energy
- Improved mental alertness
- Stimulates metabolism
- Contains mood-enhancing properties
From a 5,000 year philosophy of people desiring to be “in balance” mentally and physically, comes Ayurvedic teas. An integral part of the traditional implementation of the ancient Vedic principles of balance in one’s life, are the teas. These specially blended teas deliver some crucial components to achieving overall balance and good being. Each tea addresses different balancing needs.
BENEFITS OF AYURVEDIC TEAS
- Naturally blended, using herbs, flowers and fruit.
- Calming ingredients that help center a person.
- Stomach soothing ingredients such as tulsi and ginger root
- Energy enhancement
- Subtle sweetness using licorise root
Healthy Teas For Kids
Tea is an excellent alternative beverage for kids! Why is that? The right teas offer great health benefits, no calories (like juices) and zero caffeine. To help start them “young”, we have put together a menu of healthful rooibos and herbal blends that will excite the kids.
Benefits of Kids Tea
- No Caffeine
- No calories
- Low Acid