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Cold Brewing Tea

Unleash the flavor with cold brewed tea  Cold brewing tea is a method that comes with both advantages and risks. We are going to run through all the questions from how to cold brew, why you should an what are the risks? How do you cold brew tea? Unlike traditional hot brewing methods, cold brew involves steeping tea leaves in cold water or warm water for an extended period, typically 12-24 hours. Why would you want to cold brew your tea? This slow extraction process yields a bolder, less astringent tea with a smoother mouthfeel and naturally lower caffeine content. This method is great for all teas but with Oolong teas in particular it can be an excellent way to...

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Should you microwave tea?

Microwaved Tea: Friend or Foe?  There's nothing quite like a soothing cup of tea on a chilly day. But in the rush of modern life, convenience often trumps tradition. This begs the question: is microwaving your tea a quick and dirty hack, or a recipe for disappointment? The Case for Convenience: Those that love the microwave method love its speed and simplicity. No kettle, no stovetop – just pop in your tea and water in a mug, zap it, and voila! Instant warm beverage. Some studies even suggest that microwaving unlocks more caffeine and antioxidants, potentially boosting the health benefits. But Hold Your Horses: Science throws a splash of cold water on these claims. Microwaves heat liquids unevenly, creating hot spots...

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The BEST way to store your tea for lasting freshness.

When you purchase tea from us, we think it is important that the quality of that leaf lasts. But how you store your tea, impacts how the tea will taste over time. You will notice that when you purchase a bag of tea from us that it comes in a brown bag, with a foil inside and a sealing strip along the top. These bags are excellent for ensuring the quality of your tea.  The #1 enemy of your tea is moisture and light. Both of these greatly degrade the quality of your tea and will prevent it from lasting for an extended period of time.  We often see teas stored in glass jars. Unfortunately, glass jars (even though they...

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