Learn About Tea

Tea is a translation of the word “Cha”, which refers to the Camellia Sinensis plant. Anything that is not from this plant is technically not tea, but rather herbal.

Tea varies in quality depending on production process, tea leaf size or the time of year it is picked.

Tea undergoes a process known as Oxidation, changing flavour according to oxygen content. The more oxidised (the more oxygen present) a tea is the darker it is, the less oxidised (the least oxygen present) the lighter. The variants therefore look as follows:

Conventional “Supermarket” Tea Bags

 The small bits of tea found in conventional tea bags are known as ‘Fannings’.
These are the “bottom of the barrel”, broken bits of tealeaf.
These leaves go stale quickly; therefore lack flavour

Full Leaf or Loose Leaf Tea

This kind of leaf allows the full chemistry of the tea to active, which translates as flavour
Having a full leaf tea allows a more complex cascade of flavour to unfold
“Silken” tea bags are made of plastic, opt for a biodegradable or plant based material instead

What is Green Tea? What is Rooibos? What is Matcha?

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What Is Green Tea?

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What Is Rooibos Tea?

Rooibos Tea is unique to South Africa alone. Full of antioxidants, there are so many health benefits of Rooibos Tea.

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What Is Matcha Tea?

The tea of the Samurai. It was originally used in meditation practices, today people enjoy the health benefits of Matcha.

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The Tea Bar

South Africa’s first Tea Bar and ceremony room offering a range of Tea Lattes, Iced Tea Slushies, Speciali-teas and treats.

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Wholesale

We wholesale all our products to the restaurant and hotel industry, retail outlets and export avenues.

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Wild Organic Rooibos Farms

Our Rooibos is sustainably harvested from plants that grow wild in the Cederberg mountains of South Africa.

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