Various patrons of One Eighty South have asked us about the different caffeine levels in our loose-leaf tea varieties. In this blog, I shall aim to explain what factors determine caffeine content in teas and what tea varieties may generally have higher or lower levels of caffeine. As we mentioned in previous blogs, all varieties of loose-leaf teas come from the same plant, Camellia Sinensis. What differentiates the varieties are the production processes involved in making each type of tea. The production processes also dictate, to an extent, the amount of caffeine in that particular type of tea. As...
One of the most commonly asked questions I get when we are set up at different farmer’s markets is how to make tea or more precisely, how to make loose leaf tea. I have decided to share with you a rough guide as to how to brew the best loose leaf tea for you.
The first thing to understand is that everyone likes their cup of loose leaf tea a certain way. Keeping that in mind, it is important to acknowledge that there is no one true and correct way to make loose leaf tea. It is important to try, test and taste according to your individual preference. Over time, through trial and error, you will figure out what works best for you.
Loose Leaf Tea Loose Leaf Teas Darjeeling Tea Darjeeling black tea Darjeeling, in India is known for its loose leaf teas and for having one of the most valued black teas in the world. It is unlike any other tea and is characterized by its taste, appearance, and its method of production. Read more to know about its specialty and the health benefits of drinking Darjeeling tea. What is unique about Darjeeling tea? Initially, Darjeeling only produced black teas, however, nowadays several tea estates are experimenting with alternative varieties. All of them share a unique and distinctive Darjeeling character....