Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is BLACK TEA ?
Like green and oolong teas, black tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. Its darker hue and stronger taste result from the greater level of oxidation it undergoes during processing. From delicate Darjeeling to strong Assam, each variety has distinct characteristics. Our black teas are cultivated at both at Assam and Darjeeling in Certified Organic gardens and enjoyed throughout the world.
2. What is GREEN TEA ?
Like black and oolong tea, green tea comes from the plant Camellia sinensis. Green tea's delightfully delicate flavor is due to its minimal oxidation. It is processed to take a variety of forms, from finely cut to long and curling leaves. Our green teas are cultivated at Darjeeling in Certified Organic gardens and enjoyed throughout the world.
3. What is the Best way to steep ?
Start with fresh, cold water, either bottled or filtered. Bring the water to a boil and remove from heat. Then add one teaspoon of tea leaves (2 gms) per 150 ml of water into a cup / teapot / infuser, or, if you're using tea bags, immerse the tea bag directly into the. cup. The steeping time depends on the type of tea, so take a look at the guidelines to see how long you should steep your particular tea.
Tea Type Steeping Time
Green Teas 3 mins
Black Teas 5 mins
Keep in mind that each tea has its own special characteristics, so always be sure to consult the instructions printed on the label for excellent results.
4. Would steeping longer will make the tea stronger ?
Actually, no. Over-steeping your tea will turn it bitter. For stronger tea, simply add more tea leaves, or a second tea bag.
5. Which type of water should be used ?
We recommend bottled or filtered water because most of the impurities have been removed from it, so what you'll taste is just pure, pristine tea.
6. What is the best way to store tea ?
To ensure freshness, be sure always to store tea leaves in an airtight container. It's best also to store the leaves in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.