BLACK TEA undergoes a full fermentation process composed of six basic steps: withering, rolling, sorting, oxidizing, firing (or drying) and grading. Roll breaking cracks the surface of the leaf exposing the leaf's enzymes to air initiating oxidation. Oxidation is the process that results in the flavor profiles of Oolong and Black tea, which is often full-bodied and robust. Although it contains the highest amount of caffeine compared to the other tea types, it is still well below the amount found in coffee or sodas. Our black teas are grown and harvested in South India, Assam and Ceylon(Sri Lanka).
Possible Health Benefits: May boost your immune system, lower stress hormones and promotes heart health.
Welcome to TeaBuds! We want your first experience to be as great as your last. We offer a wide variety of loose tea and teaware so that you, our customer, will have the opportunity to enjoy your favorites as well as try something new.
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GREEN TEA is picked then steamed to neutralize active enzymes. After steaming, the leaf is withered and manipulated to achieve the desired leaf finish. It is then steamed again or pan fired. This process yields a chemical composition in green tea similar to the fresh tealeaf. Green tea offers a pale colored brew and possesses a fresh, grassy, and sometimes astringent flavor. Our green tea is grown and harvested in China.
Possible Health Benefits: May boost mental alertness, help fight obesity and lower cholesterol. Contains the potent antioxidant EGCG.
WHITE TEA is the least processed form of tea. Comprised of fine silvery white unopened buds and select leaves, they are simply picked, withered, and dried. Because of minimal processing, white tea is believed to have a higher concentration of antioxidants and nutrients than black or green tea and is said to contain the least amount of caffeine per cup. White tea steeps a golden color liquid and offers a light, delicate, slightly sweet flavor. Our white tea is grown and harvested in the Fujian province of China.
Possible Health Benefits: May strengthen the immune system. Promotes healthy skin and heart health. Contains the potent antioxidant EGCG.
OOLONG (Wu-Long), meaning "black dragon tea" in Chinese, is a traditional tea that was first produced towards the end of the Ming dynasty, approximately 400 years ago. Partially "fermented" tea which is allowed to wither, then is partially oxidized and dried. Its color (ranging from 10% to 70% in oxidation) is between green and black. Our Oolongs are grown and harvested in Taiwan.
Possible Health Benefits: May increase metabolism and aid in weight loss. Good source of antioxidants. Promotes heart health.
Herbal infusions made from a South African red bush and sometimes called "red tea.” They are delicious iced or hot and come in a wide variety of flavors. This herbal has no caffeine and is low in tannin, so it can be enjoyed all day long. Rooibos has many vitamins and minerals so it is a pleasure to enjoy a delicious beverage that is so good for you!
Possible Health Benefits: May help lower LDL(Bad) cholesterol and raise HDL(Good) cholesterol. May boost your immune system and help with digestion.
Beverages that are brewed that do not contain the Camellia Sinensis (tea) plant are actually called Tisanes. Herbs, fruits, and plants are infused with hot water to create an appealing caffeine free drink that offers many natural health benefits.
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