How To Choose A Loose Leaf Tea That's Perfect For You
How to go about deciding which teas are your "cup of tea"

Congratulations on taking the first step of your "tea journey". Now you get to choose which loose leaf teas offered by Teatrition Tea And Wellness you will start with. But no worries. In fact, making that decision to become, feel, and "be" well were the most difficult part of this journey. But which tea type should you choose?

Tea Fact: All teas originate from the Camellia Sinensis plant. Most of our loose leaf teas are grown in China, Japan, India, or Sri Lanka.

Black tea may appeal to you if you are seeking a
caffeinated pick-me-up in the morning.
T
o
start your day, you may choose one of our most popular such as Bangor Breakfast Blend, full-bodied English Breakfast Blend Organic, or the
Breakfast Blends Sampler with 1 oz each of four popular breakfast blends.
Black tea i
s a great alternative to coffee in the AM.
But
Black Tea offers more than
just caffeine. Quality loose leaf t
ea contains an amino acid called Theanine which promotes a sense of calm and creativity. The caffeine and theanine work together to give you a lift and keep you alert for hours, minus the jitters or the crash effect offered by other caffeinated beverages. As well, black tea contains catechins, which are disease-fighting antioxidants that act like warriors to protect your health.

Green tea tastes tea-mazing when paired with fruit flavors and fresh spices such as those offered by Teatrition Tea And Wellness. If you’re craving something sweet,
may we suggest
Sencha Fruity Blues tea blend for a rich berry fruit flavor or Jasmine Green for an economical fragrant brew reminiscent of a garden in bloom.
In addition to catechins, the disease-fighting antioxidants that act as warriors to protect your health, green tea offers numerous wellness benefits. My favorite benefit is the fact that I personally enjoy a perfect night's sleep after drinking a cup of green tea, despite the caffeine content. This is due to the fact that green tea produces a tranquilizing effect on the body in as little as thirty minutes and may last as long as five hours. No wonder green tea drinkers are among the calmest people you may know!

White tea boasts more antioxidants than green tea is one of the lightest and most subtle of all tea varieties, as well as the least processed- meaning it is not rolled and only slightly oxidized. It has very little caffeine and doesn’t have the strong flavors you may associate with black and green teas. If the idea of a more subtle & buttery flavor appeals to you, try brewing a cup of our
Monkey Picked White Organic. Another safe beginning tea bet is Shu Mee White tea with a mild yet slightly sweet and no grassy undertones. Many white teas may be blended with other teas to provide a mellow blend or for creativity.

Oolong is a Chinese variety of tea that may be steeped as many as five times- the best steeping being the fifth with a good quality loose leaf Oolong. Similar to green tea, Oolong boasts a full-bodied and slightly sweet flavor with little or no astringency so Oolong may be a preferred choice over regular black tea. Oolong features antioxidants that aid in weight loss, improve mental clarity, and is reported to reduce risk of many diseases. We like Oolong because of the fermented qualities it possesses that enhance our clean eating lifestyle. Our favorite Oolongs are Creamy Coconut Cabana Oolong with the delicious creaminess that makes this Oolong a great choice as a dessert tea as well. Another favorite is Iron Goddess Oolong, which has been described as being "romance in a cup".

Rooibos originates in South Africa. Unlike other types of tea, rooibos is completely caffeine-free — made from the red bush plant instead of the Camellia Sinensis plant unlike the other tea types. Try naturally sweet and creamy Rooibos as a hot or iced alternative to juice or other sugar laiden beverages such as soda. Kids have given Rooibos two thumbs up! Our second best selling "tea" is Orange Crush Smoothie with its intense orange essence & 37 natural antioxidants and minerals. We recommend Mint Chocolate Cone Organic if you have a sweet tooth or seek a dessert tea- especially since Rooibos is known for digestion aid.

Chai has become known as a flavor of tea with predominantly cinnamon or cardamom notes. Popular in India, Chai is robust, aromatic & full of spicy flavor- Chai is actually the combination of spices and not the tea itself. When we're looking for a warming cup of brew with an ambitious energy kick, we often turn to a somewhat traditional Chai Assam Organic although certain times of the year we think seasonal, such as - Pumpkin Spice Chai. And since Chai is traditionally served with milk & sugar- & Chai spices are naturally a digestive powerhouse- it makes perfect sense to choose Chai as a dessert tea. Add steamed or frothed milk for a delicious hot or iced tea latte!

Herbal teas are not made from tea leaves, but rather from dried fruits, herbs, spices and flowers. Every ingredient in the recipes that Teatrition Tea And Wellness offers unique benefits. We like to remind herbal tea drinkers that you should consult your doctor prior to sipping any herbal teas as some herbs may interfere with medical conditions or certain prescriptions. You will discover that the world of teas and natural herbs are simply amazing- herbs & spices are beneficial gifts from nature. Bright fruity blends such as Flat Belly Hibiscus Herbal or minty sweet Lazy Daze Herbals are consistent sellers, but traditional herbals like Chamomile Organic or Peppermint Tea continue to be among the most popular. Whether you're searching for relief from a nagging condition or natural prevention, loose leaf teas and herbals should be on your wellness radar.

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