Tea is one of the most consumed beverages in the world, second only to water.
The term 'Tea' technically refers to the leaves of just one plant. All "pure" tea originates from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant, native to Asia — depending on how the leaves are processed, many types of tea; black teas like English Breakfast and Earl Grey to Chinese and Japanese green teas can also be from this one plant.
Not all tea comes from the Camelia Sinensis plant; Tisanes, also known as herbal teas, are not teas at all. Herbal teas are infusions made from leaves, bark, roots, berries, seeds, and spices. Unlike pure tea, herbal infusions are caffeine-free, making them ideal for post-supper sipping.
Various tea types come with their requirements for steeping. White and green teas are best with cooler water and shorter steeping times. Green tea should taste sweet and vegetal, If you don't like green tea, you may be burning or over-steeping the delicate leaves. Green tea should not taste bitter.
Black tea, on the other hand, can handle a hotter temperature and slightly longer steeping time; the average brewing time for tea is relatively short, but that's not the case with tisanes. While the perfect cup of tea might take two or three minutes to steep, a herbal infusion or tisane will take anywhere from four to 15 minutes because it takes time for the flavours to develop.
'Herbal teas or Tisanes are naturally caffeine-free and low in calories; they are popular for their medicinal and calming qualities, and perfect for those looking for a delicious and healthy beverage.' (TeaCuppa.com)
Tea for wellness
The selection of valuable ingredients and the careful processing make a significant contribution to create a tasty and simultaneously soothing drink. For us, this means noble ingredients like kombucha, aloe vera or wakame seaweed use, and us of wellness philosophies and Nature-related teachings of sense and feel-forces of the ingredients be inspired to.
Ayurveda is the world's oldest known living and health education and stems from the great Vedic civilization of ancient India.
The knowledge has been handed down orally for thousands of years.Ayurveda is composed of the Sanskrit words Ayur (life) and Veda ( knowledge) are together and can be translated as "wisdom", but also with "life science". In our herbal blends, you will find the perfect combination of the Ayurvedic teachings and European ideas of taste and expectations. All those who are looking for something a little different herbal tea will find them here. These intense flavours produced without the addition of flavours!
We stock a good selection of herb, fruit and floral teas with a delightful breadth of flavours and with qualities such as calming and an aid to sleep, to help with digestion, and as a slimming aid.
We tend to emphasise the pleasant drinking qualities of these beverages, and that they are caffeine-free. The Ayurvedic and Wellness remedies promote “Balance”, “Serenity” and “Energy”.
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