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Tea FAQ


Q. What is the difference between black tea, green tea and Oolongs?
A. The difference is black tea is allowed to ferment in the drying process. Like a leaf at the bottom of a pond if left it will turn black. Green tea is not allowed to ferment. An Oolong ferments but not as long as a black tea therefore is almost a cross between a black and a green tea.


Q. What is the difference between a china black and a black tea.
A. A china black is a black tea that comes from China. Other black tea comes from Sri Lanka, India, South Africa and other parts of the world.


Q. Is green tea healthier for you?
A. Green tea has slightly more antioxidants in it so it is a little healthier for you and it is supposed to speed up the metabolism as well.

Q. Does green tea have less caffeine in it than black tea.
A. Green and black tea have the same amount of caffeine in them.

Q. How do you brew the best black tea?
A. Bring freshly drawn water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-5 minutes according to taste. (The longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Add Milk and sugar to taste if you prefer.

Q. How do you brew the best green tea?
A. Prepare as for black tea, but use water that has not yet reached the boiling point. Water at 180 degrees is best for most green teas. Let green teas steep 2- 3 minutes. Do not add milk or sugar since Green Tea is enjoyed ‘straight up’.

Q. What is Rooibos?
A. It is a caffeine free bush from South Africa. It is very healthy as it contains calcium, magnesium, fluoride, copper and other trace elements as well as antioxidants. (This is only a few of the ingredients.) It tastes great hot or iced.

Q. How do I find my favorite tea on your site?
A. Use the search window to find your tea by keyword, or click on the category list on the left side of the screen and a list of those teas will come up.