Types of Tea

All teas come from the Camellia Sinensis evergreen bush, it is how the leaves are treated once plucked that determines the type; Black, Black Flavoured, Oolong, White & Green.

Herbal and Tisane Teas are herbs, fruits, spices, plants or flowers that are used to create a beverage and are referred to as Tea.

Black tea leaves are withered, rolled or cut, fully fermented and then fired (dried).

Oolong tea leaves are withered, shaken or rolled, short fermentation, pan fried and then dried.

Green tea leaves are withered, panfried/steamed or fired, rolled/shaped and dried.

White tea leaves are steamed and dried.

Herba/Tisanes are blends of flowers, herbs, spices, berries, fruits and other plants.

Rooibos is a natural herb only grown in the South African Cedarberg Mountains. It is rich in vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, antioxidants, and flavanoids.

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