A Guide To Tea
Types of Tea
|Tea||Description||Brew Temp||Steep Time|
|Black||Full-bodied tea that is allowed to fully oxidize. Deep, robust flavor with a high caffeine content.||212||2 - 4 mins|
|Darjeeling||Tea grown in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. Can be black, green, or white tea.||190||2 - 4 mins|
|Green||A tea whose buds have not gone through an oxidation and withering process used for black and oolong teas. Contains catechins and theanine, which may have health benefits.||170||2-4 min|
|Gunpowder||A type of tea whose leaves are rolled in to small, round pellets and expand when brewed. Gunpowder teas are typically green teas.||170||2 - 4 mins|
|Herbal||Herbal teas aren't "teas" in the traditional sense; they don't derive from the Camellia sinensis plant. Herbal teas are blends of leaves, barks, herbs, roots, or flowers on various non-tea plants.||170-212||2 - 4 mins|
|Oolong||The tea "between" green and black tea. Medium caffeine content. Can be fruity or flowery in flavor.||170||2 - 4 mins|
|Puerh||Aged black tea. Deep, rich flavor with little bitterness. Earthy tones. High caffeine content.||212||2 - 4 mins|
|White||AKA, "baby tea". The least processed tea with the least amount of oxidation. Very delicate, naturally sweet flavor. Very low caffeine content.||160-180||2 - 4 mins|
Which Tea Is Best For Me?
Good question. Here are some suggestions.
I neeeed caffeine.
Black teas and Yerba Mate have a high caffeine content. We have an Assam black tea that gets the job done, and we also have straight-up Yerba Mate. If you really want some pep in your step, try our Wake Up Call blend – it’s Yerba Mate with ginger, cayenne pepper, and pineapple.
If my tea ain't sweet, I ain't interested.
We gotchu, fam. We have both super sweet blends and fruity blends. Want something like a dessert? Try our Apple Pie blend. What to drink something fruity? Try our Plum Ripple blend – Sencha green tea with elderberry, Linden leaves and flowers, and plum flavoring. It’s one of our top sellers and goes great with lemonade.
I want to drink a flower.
We have an entire Floral section in our online store. We have a Lavender Ceylon blend, a Vanilla Chamomile blend, and a bunch of others.
I want something with a deep, rich flavor.
Try our English Breakfast blend. It's robust and deep in flavor. Try it with some milk (or a milk substitute).
I've never had tea before.
Start with something with a flavor you know you like. Do you like chocolate-covered strawberries? We have a Chocolate-Covered Strawberry blend. Enjoy tropical flavors? Try our Tropical Paradise blend.
I want something totally unique.
Ooooh, a risk taker. Try our
Lapsang Souchong or our Chocolate Puerh. These blends are so unique that we can't even describe them properly.