What is Ceylon Tea?
Ceylon refers to the geographical region (Sri Lanka) in which the tea plant is grown.
Where is Sri Lanka?
In the emerald-green waters of the Indian Ocean, the island country of Sri Lanka, frequently referred to as the "Teardrop of India”.
What are herbal teas?
Also known as tisanes and fruit teas these beverages are made from the infusions of herbs, spices, fruits and other plant material.
Do herbal teas contain caffeine?
Herbal teas do not contain caffeine, since they do not contain any tea leaves.
How long do I steep my tea for?
Steeping tea is personal preference, we recommend 3 - 5 minutes. The larger the tea leaf the longer the brew time. Smaller tea leaf may only need about 3 minutes.
How do I store my tea?
Keep your tea in an airtight container and then store in a dark, cool, dry place free from strong odors do not store it in the refrigerator.
How long will my tea stay fresh?
Since our teas come directly from our own gardens you will be getting the freshest teas. Please see our best by date on each product.
What’s the difference between “brewing”, “infusing” and “steeping”?
There is none, these terms are interchangeable.
Do you have a retail store front?
No, our teas are currently only available online through our website.
Why is my tea bitter?
This can be a result of many reasons. Either too long of a brewing time, too much tea, or the temperature of the water is too hot. Too high of a temperature will cook the leaves and ruin their delicate flavors.
What is the best water temperature for black and green teas?
Black and Herbal teas brew best at full boil temperatures from 208-212 degrees Fahrenheit. Green tea can be boiled at a lesser temperature 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
Does your tea have sweetener?
Our teas do not have any sweetener
Does your tea have any dyes?
Our teas do not have any dyes.
Is your tea Gluten Free?
Yes, our tea leaves are pure and come directly from the Camellia sinensis plant, which is not related to the gluten grains like wheat, barely, and rye.
Is your tea kosher?
No our teas are not certified kosher.
Why is my iced tea clouding?
Clouding occurs when the polyphenols also knowns as antioxidants in tea bind with natural minerals present in water. This happens when hot tea is iced too quickly. We recommend letting the tea come to room temperature before putting ice in it. This has no impact on the taste just the appearance. In fact the more it clouds the more it reveals the levels of antioxidant in your tea.
How do you brew the 1qt iced tea bags?
There are a couple methods:
Start with bringing 4 cups of water to a boil, remove from heat and steep for 5 minutes (or longer depending on your taste)
Sun Tea Method:
4 cups of water in a glass container add the iced tea bag and let it sit in the sun for 3-5 hours depending on how hot the climate is where you are brewing.
How long does the iced tea stay fresh once brewed?
Iced tea can be stored at room temperature for about 8 hours and stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.