Tea FAQs

  1. How long should you steep each tea? 
    • Black Teas: 3-5 minutes
    • Green Teas: 1-3 minutes
    • Oolong Teas: 2-3 minutes
    • White Teas: 2 minutes
  2. What’s the best way to store tea?
    • Always store tea in an airtight container free of direct sunlight. If properly stored, tea should maintain its taste and quality for one year.
  3. Why is green tea healthy?
    • Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is a unique plant compound that gets a lot of attention for its potential positive impact on health. It’s thought to reduce inflammation, aid weight loss, and help prevent heart and brain disease.
    • EGCG is the healthiest part of Green Tea everyone talks about. It has been shown to treat and prevent cancer and has also been shown to help prevent heart disease and fight Alzheimer’s. EGCG is one potent molecule that everyone should pay attention to.
  4. Why is white tea high in antioxidants?
    • Antioxidants are our friends. All teas have some of the highest antioxidant levels of any naturally occurring substance. Studies have shown that theaflavin can reduce cholesterol and help prevent or slow cancer growth. However, there is one important thing that Green Tea has that Black Tea does not.
  5. What are the relative caffeine levels in each tea?
    • 2 cups of tea = 1 cup of coffee
    • There are 20mg of caffeine in your average 100g of brewed tea compared to 40mg in the same amount of black filter coffee.
  6. Which tea has the least amount of caffeine?
    • White Tea. This type of tea has the least amount of caffeine out of all teas with only 15 to 30 milligrams per eight-ounce serving. White tea is known to be one of the most delicate tea varieties because it is the least processed.
  7. Which tea has the most amount of caffeine?
    • In general, black and pu-erh teas have the highest amount of caffeine, followed by oolong teas, green teas, white teas, and purple teas. However, because the caffeine content of a brewed cup of tea depends on many different factors, even teas within the same broad categories may have different caffeine levels.
  8. What is purple tea?
    • Purple Leaf Tea is a cultivar of Camellia Sinensis (species) Assamica (varietal). It is called Purple Tea because the bushes grow purple leaves in Kenyan tea gardens. The leaves are purple because they contain super-antioxidants called anthocyanins and have a pleasant, sweet, and woodsy flavor.