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  • Common Tea Questions

    What is tea? Tea comes from the leaves of Camellia sinensis plant, which was first cultivated in China, then later introduced to India, Japan, Sri Lanka and other countries. From...

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  • Rooibos & Honeybush: Herbs From South Africa

    African Rooibos Rooibos (ROY-boss) is an indigenous herb of South Africa that is made from the fine needle-like leaves of the Aspalathus linearis plant. When the leaves are cut, bruised...

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  • The Anatomy Of Chai

    The Culture of Chai India ranks as the world's leading producer of tea, however more than 60 percent of what is produced remains within the country. Tea is India’s national...

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  • Our Pacific Northwest Mint

    The History of Mint “Mint” descends from the Latin word mentha, which is rooted in the Greek word minthe. In Greek mythology Minthe was a nymph who was transformed into...

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  • Tea And Caffeine

    Herbal Infusions & Caffeine All real tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, which contains caffeine. However, herbal infusions (often referred to as “herbal teas” or “tisanes”) are not true...

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  • Tea Types

    All tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, an evergreen shrub that may grow up to sixty feet in the wild. When cultivated for harvest, tea bushes are kept to...

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  • Guayusa: Energy From Ecuador

    What is guayusa? GUAYUSA (gwhy-you-sa) is a rare, naturally caffeinated herbal infusion produced from the leaves of a holly tree native to the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador. Guayusa has been...

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  • Tea 101

    Overview Perhaps you may have heard by now that tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world. Second only to water, consumers across the globe are brewing, steeping,...

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  • Yerba Mate

    About Yerba maté (YER-bah MAH-tay) literally translates to “herb cup”. This highly caffeinated beverage is both refreshing and stimulating. Yerba maté has a unique spicy-sweet flavor that is strongly vegetal,...

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