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How to make tea?
Whether you’re whipping up a comforting cuppa of black, white or green tea, a fruit or floral tisane, perhaps a cup of chai or even a matcha, there are ideal brewing times and temperatures by which to make the many different types of tea.
If you prefer to pop our pyramid tea bags into your tea cups the brewing conditions will be similar.
And if you’re making matcha that’s another skill you can add to your tea-making repertoire! Matcha is a powdered tea so it’s best to consult our handy guidelines when making a cup of gorgeous green matcha.
See our helpful brewing guide where we share a few secrets on how to perfect your tea making skills.
Is tea good for you?
What do we do when there’s a crisis? We pop the kettle on! A heart-warming cup of tea brings a wealth of goodness to our bodies, our minds and our souls.
Having been brewed and consumed since ancient times, a lot has been discovered about the benefits of tea to our physical health and wellbeing. Teas are naturally high in nutrients such as antioxidants, polyphenols and catechins with health benefits including anti-inflammatory properties.
How much caffeine is in tea?
Some teas contain no caffeine and others have varying degrees. Black teas offer the highest caffeine hit, along with Oolong and Green teas. The amount of caffeine in tea depends not only on the tea but the strength of the cup and the brewing time.
If caffeine-free is your thing, most of our herbal, floral and fruit tisanes are caffeine free, as are red teas such as African Rooibos and Honeybush.
Does green tea contain caffeine?
Yes, you can get a bit of a pick-me-up from your delicious cup of Green tea.
What is matcha?
Some people call matcha a green tea. We call it a powerhouse which, when its powdered form is whisked with hot water, becomes a deliciously hot beverage!
Matcha can be brewed a number of ways. You can add a little honey to sweeten and whisk in some warm almond milk for a delicious matcha latte or you can pour its green goodness straight over ice and mix with soda water and lemon for a refreshing beverage on a scorching summer day!
But the magical properties of magnificent matcha don’t have to stop there. Why not add a dash of its green goodness to your breakfast smoothie? Roll up, roll up and watch matcha be the star of the show as you add matcha to your yummy protein balls and turn them green with envy! Did someone say smoothie bowl? Matcha’s green complexion is the perfect complement to refreshing berries, mango and coconut flakes!
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