Why Silver Needle Tea Is Expensive

Why Silver Needle Tea Is Expensive

Why Is Silver Needle Tea So Expensive?   We already explained in the previous article about “how tea is made” and explained the definition of white tea.  The next question our clients usually ask next is, “why is silver needle tea so expensive?”.   Silver needle tea is a type of white tea – which means it is made from new leaves and buds of the tea plant.  The leaves are plucked and sun-dried which means the antioxidants retained by this process is found to be much more than other types of teas. The most delicate tea out of white...

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How Tea Is Made

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How Tea Is Made

All teas, regardless if its white, green, oolong, black all come from the Camellia Sinensis plant. It is the processing methods that creates different kinds of teas.  In general, the more oxidized the tea is, the darker the colour would be, and also the higher the level of caffeine as well. White and green teas are the least oxidized and the colours of these two teas generally don’t change as much as they do when they were on the bush. Black teas go through a much more complex and lengthy processing.  For Pu-erh teas, the teas get oxidized and then...

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ARE TEA BAGS COMPOSTABLE??

ARE TEA BAGS COMPOSTABLE??

As we grow to be more environmentally conscious, one might wonder whether we are putting the right items inside our green bins or composts. Did you know that approximately 90% of teabags sold actually contain plastic? It is very important that we double check to see if our teabags contain any plastics.  Around 20 to 30 percent of the tea bag may be composted of polypropylene, which will not decompose.  These teabags typically are slippery to the touch and have a heat-sealed edge.  If this is the case, make sure you do cut the tea bag open first and only...

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The Best Tea for Lowering Blood Pressure

The Best Tea for Lowering Blood Pressure

Everyone hears about the health benefits of drinking tea.  How about lowering blood pressure?  In a study published by “Endocrine Abstracts”, researchers tested participants and asked them to drink 4 cups of green tea daily while maintaining the same diet.  Over the course of the tests, it was found that the participants’’ blood pressure lowered by an average of 7.1/7.8 mmHg. As a conclusion, green tea is definitely beneficial to helping reduce blood pressure.  Green tea by far has one of the richest source of Polyphenols.  It is found that people who drink green tea on a regular basis are...

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