Earl Grey tea – its history and taste 1

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Earl Grey tea is now enjoyed worldwide but what is it and where does it come from? The first point to understand is that it is not actually a different tea but rather a black tea flavoured with the rind of the bergamot orange. Think of it as an herbal tea. However because the bergamot ...

5 Tea Myths Exposed

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There has been much written about tea over the years, from its long history to the many benefits that it provides for our health. While a lot of these stories are true, it may surprise you to know that many are entirely fictional. Here are five common myths about tea. 1. Drinking too much tea ...

The Benefits of Lemon Balm Tea 8

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The Lemon Balm plant is very beneficial and has many useful purposes, and Lemon Balm Tea is a delightful way to experience some of these benefits. When you make tea from loose lemon balm leaves, you can then experience some of the ways in which this remarkable plant can help you. Let’s take a look ...

Iced Tea Brewed From Loose Leaves

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It is almost summertime which means it is time to sit back and relax with one of summer’s favorite drinks, iced tea. There is nothing better than a tall, cool glass of iced tea on a summer day. Besides being a cool and refreshing drink, iced tea also has many health benefits. Iced tea is ...

Fruit Loose Tea

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Benefits of Fruit Teas Teas have been utilized for thousands of years for their ability to improve overall health and to enhance cosmetic aesthetics in its users. While traditional green teas are used for this benefit, other type of loose tea promises the same benefits as green teas and much more. Fruit loose tea also called ...

Loose Tea vs. Tea Bags 2

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Drinking a nice light, warm cup of tea is a pleasure especially when enjoying the moment in a quiet and relaxing tea room. Add to that pleasure, the knowledge that with drinking just about any tea on the market, you are doing something healthy for yourself, and you have a recipe for an all around ...

Ginger Tea 2

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  Buying a cup of ginger tea at your favourite tea & coffee shop will cost you on average $1.25. You can pick up the same (tea bags) at your local grocer and make ginger tea yourself at home – your cost will be about a quarter per cup. You are saving a dollar per cup ...

Valentine’s Teas

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[slideshow id=7]… Love is not an exam to pass or fail, Love is not a competition to win or loss, but Love is a feeling in which you care for someone more than yourself… Valentine’s Day is a day to express your feelings and renew the bond of love you share with your Valentine or ...

Weight Loss Tea

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“You could lose as much as six pounds a week by drinking one cup of the green tea after each meal” – this bogus weight loss claim will cost marketers nearly $2 mil US. A federal district court has ordered the marketers of an herbal tea and a diet patch to pay nearly $2 million to ...

Wellness Weekend With Steffi Graf

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Although our finest Wellness Loose Tea is just a click away, nothing can beat the free weekend with Steffi Graf in L.A. Three lucky winners and the guest of their choice will win a relaxing wellness weekend getaway in Las Vegas and meet tennis legend, Steffi Graf. While in Las Vegas they will attend a ...

Christmas Teas

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May the spirit of Christmas always shine in your heart… The real gift that Christmas brings is seeing those we love and appreciating people who bring us joy. As you are reading these words, you probably also have Christmas gifts in mind. Some of the most popular Christmas gifts are personalized gifts. A personalized holiday ...

Thanksgiving Teas

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[slideshow id=3]May the wonderful Thanksgiving Day bring happiness in your family’s life. Thanksgiving is a time for gifting your family and friends. The day is a time to show your gratitude and respect to your elders, friends, your siblings and also your colleagues. It is a time for sharing, loving and family reunions. Make the ...

Best Seller Teas 4

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Our tea blends are very unique. Tea drinkers especially love our delicious herbal blends. We’ve decided to publish a list of our most popular items. This list is updated monthly and is based on sales in the past month. Want to try something new? We offer free tea samples to members of our site. Not ...

History – the first cup of tea 2

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Tea is the world’s most popular prepared drink. It was discovered by Chinese Emperor Shen Nung in 2737 B.C., when a tea leaf accidentally fell into the bowl of hot water he was drinking. In the early 19th century, afternoon tea as a social custom, was originated by Anna, 7th Duchess of Bedford. The Duchess ...

Ginkgo biloba 1

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Ginkgo originates from China but is now cultivated in the USA, China and France. Ginkgo has been used in Chinese medicine for more than 2800 years. Ginkgo is a very old tree. Over the past 200 million years the ginkgo tree has remained basically unchanged. Because of survivability of the ginkgo tree it was believed ...

Mallow Flowers

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The mallow flowers are very attractive and are pink or purplish coloured with dark veins. Common mallow originates from Asia and Europe and it can be found in fields. Common mallow has been used traditionally to treat cough – it helps to reduce irritation associated with dry cough. Crushed mallow leaves can be used to ...

Rooibos Tea Farming 4

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South Africa is the only producer of rooibos tea in the world. The plant, which the Khoikhoi historically used to make tea from, grows exclusively in the Cedarberg Mountain region and around Clanwilliam and Citrusdal. It requires specific climatic conditions, can only been grown at certain altitude and in deep sandy soils. It only needs ...

Leaf Grades 1

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Teas are divided into the following categories (black teas only) Flowery Orange Pekoe (FOP) This denotes tea made from the end bud and first two leaves of each new shoot and the term refers to the largest leaves. FOP contains fine, tender, young leaves that have been rolled with a good balance of delicate end ...