We generally ship via US Postal Service first class or priority mail This service can be a quick as overnight and up to 3 days in the lower 48. They even deliver on Saturdays. For 9 ounces and up the postage is $5.39 - a great value considering the price of gas and your valuable time. Since most teas are $3.50 an ounce, 12 ounces of tea will get you free shipping.
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1 teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Fluffy leaves like some Oolongs, use 2 teaspoons. For stronger tea use more tea.
There is no hard and fast rules on steeping except over steeping may make tea bitter. If you are unsure, try cooler water and shorter steeping times.
Below are general steeping instructions. For best results, follow the steeping instructions that came with your tea.
To estimate water temperature use a thermometer or wait a 2-3 minutes after the water stops boiling. Then the water temperature should be about 165- 185 F. You can gauge water temperature by looking at the bubbles forming at the bottom of the tea kettle. When pin size bubbles form, the water temperature is about 185F. To take the guess work out of water temperatures, try our electric tea kettle.
|Tea Type||Steeping Temperature||Steeping Time|
|White Tea||170-185 F||1-3 minutes|
|Green Tea||170-185 F||2-3 minutes|
|Oolong Tea||170-190 F||2-3 minutes|
|Black Tea||200-212 F||3-5 minutes|
|Tisanes||212 F||4-7 minutes|
Fruit and herbal teas are also referred to as tisanes.
If you're a fan of the Decaf or Caffeinated version of Hot Cinnamon Spice, here is yet one more option for you. This is Caffeine Free Version. There is a difference between Caffeine Free and Decaf is subtle but for those of you tea drinkers who has a caffeine sensitivity know exactly what we're talking about. If you want to learn more about the subtle differences read this blog article.
This tea has the herbal tea Rooibos as its base loose tea. Rooibos, which is sometimes called "Red Tea" is naturally caffeine free and is noted for its many healthy qualities including strong aniti-oxidants to protect your body. Added on top of this base loose tea is cinnamon for a savory spicy taste and Cloves for natural calorie sweetness. The two spices give this tea a nice spicy yet sweet flavor profile. To balance this out a sprinkling of orange is added to give it a slight citrus finish.
The Rooibos gives this version of HCS a slightly lighter base flavor that less astringent than the decaf or regulare HCS.
Enjoy this tea at night and not worry about sleep.
Learn about Rooibos Tea
I love the hot cinnamon spice tea. I'm not a fan of chai but this is wonderful
This tea lives up to its name. Perfect for the chilly nights. This is a high quality rooibos. I will be ordering from you again. I will also spread the word great tea, great customer service.
I'm not into selfies & posting but loved the Caffeine free Hot Cinnamon Spice. It is smooth and warming especially this time of year. It is a perfect blend of cinnamon & spice flavors.
Best of all I can drink it even before I go to bed because it is free of caffeine. It's a winner!