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.
We started blending this tea in our shop, because so many people were requesting it. It's a base of Earl Grey Supreme, mixed with some of our French lavender. The two combined create a sophisticated European flavor, and a very relaxing aroma. The bright purple lavender stands out well against the black tea both in color, and in its distinctive flavor. The bergamot bridges the gap. It's citrus flavor blends the lavender and black tea into a single experience.
Base leaf: Black tea.
Health properties: Anti-oxidant properties, natural calming.
Flavor strength: Moderate. Primary collection is lemony bergamot, relaxing Lavender over black tea.
This is one of my favorite teas. The taste and quality is excellent. I enjoy it with a little cream and honey or sugar (yum!!!).
I really love this tea with a sweetner and half and half! The tea itself is very relaxing, I think in part, due to the lavender that you smell and taste in the tea. Perfect for a cold winter day and is better than other Lavender teas that I have tried. BTW, I left mine in the car for a while and it became cold and I still liked it.