Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I get asked what my favorite tea blend is all the time. I typically say that all of my teas are because I blend them how I like them. No additives, and high quality organic products makes it easy to have many favorite blends. But as I worked on a new breakfast blend for my tea line, I found myself thinking about the English Breakfast tea I have drank throughout my life. I wanted to blend something that would hold up to milk and sugar like the English blends and I wanted something that would leave a nice after taste. I now have a breakfast blend that does both of these things! Brighton Breakfast Tea is a nice blend of OP Ceylon and Assam teas with a little something special added. I now have a new favorite morning, all day or after dinner drink!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

There are varying amounts of caffeine in tea. This can create some confusion when I am asked about caffeine content in my teas. Basically what it comes down to, is the more processed the tea is, the more caffeine in the tea. White and green tea, have a minimal amount of caffeine in them because they are not allowed to oxidize or ferment. They are quickly processed after they are picked. Black and oolong teas have a little more caffeine in them because they are processed more. When compared to coffee, tea typically has less then half the caffeine. White Tea 30-55mg Green Tea 35-70mg Oolong Tea 50-75 mg Black Tea 60-90mg Coffee 150-200mg