Recent Posts by Erica Teets

Tisanes, the “non-tea”.

Tisanes, the "non-tea". ti·sane pronounced "tiˈzan" or "tiˈzän" A tisane is any mixture of fruits, herbs, spices, seeds or any plant material other than the tea leaf Camillia sinensis. Technically, tisanes are not considered tea. "Teas" such as black tea, green tea, white tea, oolong, yellow tea, pu-erh tea are all made from variations of…
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The many benefits of Black Tea

Antioxidants are rich in black tea in the form of polyphenols! These substances block DNA damage from toxic chemicals. Tea polyphenols are different from those found in veggies and fruits and are a great additional supplement to your health. Black tea has been shown to lower the risk of getting type 2 diabetes in a…
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Tea Brewing – Water Temperature Really Does Matter.

I have an electric water boiler that will boil water and keep the water at one of three settings (208˚F, 195˚F or 175˚F).  When I keep the setting at 208˚F and dispense the water to brew black tea, I have found that the black tea brews weak and flat.  Now, at first I found that…
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