Learn About Tea

History of Tea HISTORY OF TEA

The origin of tea dates back over 5,000 years to ancient China. And to this day, tea remains the most popular beverage worldwide. Not just in Eurasia, either - Americans are beginning to discover the healthful and delightful taste of teas, too.   [Go to "History of Tea"]


While tea is grown all over the world, it is most commonly cultivated and harvested in Southern and Eastern Asia. Elsewhere, the climate and growing conditions differ and are not typically as good for producing the higher quality teas. Even within a growing region, the quality and types of teas can vary greatly.   [Go to "Origins of Tea"]

Tea Packaging - Tea Bags, Loose Tea, Tea Pods PACKAGING OPTIONS FOR TEA

Today, premium quality teas are readily available almost anywhere. Tea bags are both popular and common these days. Tea is pre-measured and packaged inside filter paper to make brewing tea more convenient. However, many tea lovers still prefer brewing with loose tea.   [Go to "Packaging Options"]

Types of Tea TYPES OF TEA

Here's something most people don't know: all teas (except herbal tea and chai tea) come from the same tea plant. For example, green tea, oolong tea, white tea, and black tea all come from the same plant. The only difference between these tea types is how the tea leaves are processed after they are harvested.   [Go to "Types of Tea"]

How to Store Tea, Tea Storage HOW TO STORE TEA

Tea is much easier to store than coffee. If stored properly, many high quality teas can be stored for years without a problem. The shelf life of tea depends largely on the variety of tea, the type of storage, and the storage environment.   [Go to "How to Store Tea"]

How to Brew Perfect Tea, Tea Brewing HOW TO BREW TEA

Whether you like hot tea or iced tea, with sugar or without, we can help you make better tea every time. Follow our tea brewing guidelines and you'll be well on your way to mastering the art of brewing great tea, every time.   [Go to "How to Brew Tea"]