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.
Assam is the main ingredient of all breakfast teas. It adds the brisk or astringent flavor.
What’s the best part of a morning routine? Many people would say coffee, but the epicureans among us may say tea. If you are a true tea aficionado, you are a fan of Assam tea and if you are a tea-lover who hasn’t tried Assam, you will be a big fan. So intense and yet smooth, this tea appeals to both the palate of a reluctant tea drinker and that of a gourmet. But, for those who know tea, Organic Assam is a staple drink.
Robust, complex and pungent describes the lush and intense tea leaves, big and dark, hailing from the Assam region of India. Organic, this black tea is the fruit of cool nights and hot days, hallmarks of the perfect tea-growing climate.
Substantial and malty, this breakfast tea is cream of the crop—of the tea crop, that is. To call Organic Assam a breakfast tea is to undercut its superiority—it is far more than a breakfast tea—it is the breakfast tea—the essential wake-up call, the motivating afternoon pick-me-up. Moderate in caffeine contact, this smooth, intense tea cajoles you into your day, promising it will be a good one. Pair a fine cup of tea with a buoyant attitude, a spritely step and a clear mind, and you can take on your day, thanks to the superior black breakfast tea.
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Assam - Organic Loose Black Tea
The teas are all flavorful and well packaged. Terrific quality!
I am very particular about my black tea and this one is very good. I enjoy it for breakfast
The dry tea leaves have the color of rich, dark earth you would expect in a good Assam. Once brewed the flavors are bold and malty. I enjoy big black teas with milk on a cold (okay, so sometimes warm!) day. I would distinguish a straight Assam from, say, an East Frisian blend by noting the Assam is more astringent to me. It's flavor is improved even more by a generous splash of milk. I really enjoyed this tea! The milk doesn't drown its flavor, it complements and balances it.
I tend to like green and white teas better than blacks because they are lighter. This is one of my favorite black teas (second only to darjeeling) because it has wonderful clean, light flavor.