Tea 101

Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world (after water). According to legend, the first tea was sipped in 2737 B.C.!  For thousands of years, the tradition of tea has been celebrated in cultures around the world.

How to Steep

To steep loose leaf tea, simply measure out 3g, or one scoop of tea per cup. Then pour nearly boiling water over the tea.  Wait for 3-5 minutes and then enjoy your tea!

How to steep tea. Tea pot and mug in Kenya
Fresh plucked tea leaves.

Tea Plant

All tea comes from different varieties of the same plant – the tea tree, formally known as the Camellia Sinensis. Originally found in China, and later discovered in India, it was introduced to Kenyan soil in the early 1900’s.

Different types of tea come from how long you let the tea leaf oxidize after picking. That is, how long you let it sit before removing the moisture. Very little and you have green tea. A moderate time creates oolong tea. And if you let the tea leaves oxidize for a long time, you get black tea.

Types of Tea

There are many types of tea. Black tea, green tea, and oolong tea all come from the same plant.  Rooibos tea comes from the Rooibos plant, or red bush. There are also purple teas, in which the the bush actually has a purple leaf. As well there are herbal teas, made from varying plants.  Tea is very good for your body and is a natural remedy.

Different types of tea after steeping.
JusTea Kenyan Tea blends

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Tea Accessories

Tea Accessories