Teas for Times of Day

Teas for Times of Day

Some teas, such as English Breakfast, are quick to tell you when they prefer to fit into your schedule. Others aren’t so instructive. But it can be teatime 24/7, depending on the taste, mood, and energy level you seek to sip. Morning teas are competing with coffee and...
Regions

Regions

China is the world’s leading producer of tea, harvesting over 1.1 million tons annually as well as a wider variety than any other country. (After all, where do you think the saying “Not for all the tea in China!” came from?) For millennia it has served as an indicator...
White Tea

White Tea

White tea often has more oxidation comes more caffeine. However while white teas do have caffeine, it’s unlikely to become accessible during the cooking process, therefore is considered to have the least amount of caffeine of the Camelia sinensis varieties.  White tea...
Oolong Tea

Oolong Tea

Oolong tea falls somewhere between green and black in terms of processing and flavor, with some grassy notes but a full-bodied intensity. The flavor’s ability to hold its own against a robust black tea probably has to do with why Queen Victoria herself fell in love...
Herbal Tisanes

Herbal Tisanes

Herbal tisanes, though frequently referred to as “herbal tea,” are brewed from dried herbs rather than the actual tea plant, Camellia sinensis. History traces the practice back to 2737 B.C. when Chinese Emperor Shen-Nung was purifying water by boiling and some leaves...
Black Tea

Black Tea

Black tea is famously regarded as one of the most caffeinated members of the tea family, a result of the high oxidation of its leaves before they are dried. In the initial stages of production, black tea leaves are left on the Camellia sinensis plant the longest to...