Black tea is fermented before being dried or fired. This allows the tea to oxidise, giving black teas their deep colour and rich flavour.
Brew using boiling water (tap water or filtered water) and allow the tea leaves to infuse for 3-5 minutes.
Green tea is not withered or fermented after picking. The leaves are generally steamed and fired. As is is the least processed, it has the reputation of being the most healthy of teas. Lighter and more subtle in flavour than black tea.
Green tea should be brewed using water at 80deg. This means letting the boiled kettle stand for around 5 minutes after it has boiled.
Allow tea leaves to infuse for around a minute, then remove leaves from the pot.
Green teas can be brewed multiple times. Allow a slightly longer brewing time for each brew.
Herbal teas have many different properties which can assist in relief of certain complaints (such as Chamomile for calming).
Our most popular single herb teas are chamomile and peppermint.
Herbal teas should generally be brewed with boiling water (80deg for fresh picked herbs).
Infuse for 3-5 minutes - to your required taste and remove herbs from the pot to avoid the release of tannins.
Sweeten with honey or stevia.
Rooibos tea is made from the South African plant aspalthus linearis. The plants are cut, bound and fermented. With a rich deep red colour, rooibos has a fruity taste, is caffeine free and has a rich mineral content.
Brew with boiling water and allow to infuse for 3-5 minutes.
White teas are rare due to the time and the fact that they are traditionally only picked from tender new buds in the first weeks of spring and before dawn. White tea is neither fermented nor fired. It is higher in antioxidants than any other tea.
Popular White Teas:
Pai Mu Tan - in stock
Silver Needles - special order
Buddhas Tears - special order
Herbs & Spices are absolute essentials in any kitchen. Many of our tea blends include spices, so it makes sense to us to offer them to our customers.
In stock: (limited supply)
Ginger root kibble