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.
Please contact us for other countries. We can quote you shipping.
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.
This blend of rooibos, chamomile and peppermint is a powerful mix of herbs known for their calming effects. Chamomile is the ancient herb from the Roman empire and has been used to bring about restful sleep. You can actually see whole chamomile flowers in the herbal tea blend. Rooibos is a relative new arrival, only used in the last 200 years as a tisane. Grown only in the Cederberg, South Africa, rooibos is naturally caffeine free, and is loaded with anti-oxidants, which helps prevent many diseases. It is the reddish brown leaves in this tisane. The last ingredient, Peppermint has a huge calming effect on the stomach as a digestive aid and gives this tea a nice bright lingering finish. Peppermint is the green leaves in the tisane.
Enjoy this tea to bring calmness to your day or just prior to bedtime. Because it contains no caffeine, its safe for children to enjoy. Create a nice evening ritual with this herbal tea.
It's so simple yet perfectly balanced in my opinion. The peppermint is just enough to make it refreshing without it being overpowered, and the rooibos and chamomile are great together. And! Honey is AWESOME in this tea. Bravo. Gonna order a bigger bag of this one next time.
Absolutely loved the Gentle Slumber Tea! My order came in just a few days and there was a very nice handwritten note and some samples of different types of tea. I will definitely be ordering again!
Hi, Rob. Your version of “Sleepytime tea” smells so inviting and is incredibly flavorful. I’m buying more as soon as I run out.
Gentle Slumber is exactly what I had last night after enjoying a cup of this fragrant tea with a bit of mint. So glad I ordered it! Thank you Good Life Tea for your wonderful and personal service. Living in Florida I only have access to your wonderful teas by mail order and you never disappoint.
Delicious and relaxing