Tea Education

  • 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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  • Tea And Caffeine

    Herbal Infusions and 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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  • Types of Tea

    Learn more about Stash's various types of tea (including the name of the tea plant it grows from) which includes black tea, green tea, oolong tea, white tea, pu-erh tea,...

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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 Mate 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...

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  • About Hibiscus

    History Infused hibiscus is a universal beverage consumed both hot and cold throughout the world. Some refer to it as roselle, a common name for the hibiscus flower. Even the...

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  • Tea Tasting Glossary

    Tea tastings open you up to experiencing and describing your cup of tea in a new way. The complexities of tea are endless; from the appearance of the leaves, the...

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  • A Brief History Of Tea

    According to legend, tea originated in ancient China more than 5000 years ago. Emperor Shennong, who was a scientist and patron of the arts, dictated that all drinking water be...

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