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Should I add milk to my tea?
The easiest answer will be: “If you want to!” You can take tea however you want. But…as a general guide. Most English Teas, people will drink with milk. The reason for this is because the teas from Britain are from India and they import mostly the CTC type of black tea. This means, the tea is a bit “harsher” on your tongue. While Oolong, Green, White, and some black teas from other regions such as China, Japan, or India. They are smoother on the tongue and lighter tasting. So you don’t need to add milk. On top of that, adding milk might drown out the taste of lighter tasting teas.
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When does tea expire?
We recommend keeping our tea for a maximum of 6 months. Though the tea does not go bad (spoil), the taste will start to change and will not taste the same. *Exception – Puerh teas can be kept indefinitely, longer than 30 years. Puerh Tea gets better as it ages.
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Which tea has the highest caffeine?
In general, Black teas have the most caffeine content compared to the other teas. However, the tea with the most caffeine content is Yerba Matte (Herbal Tea.)
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Where are your teas from?
We carry teas from all over the world. The main tea producing countries are, China, Japan, Indian, and Sri Lanka. There are also smaller tea producing countries, such as Rwanda, United States (Hawaii), and South Africa (Rooibos teas).
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Factors in tea quality and price
There are many factors in the quality of tea and how it affects price. Region (where the tea leaf is grown) is important because of climate and climate affects both tastes and aroma of the tea. Tastes: Different types and variety of tea have different tastes. Aroma: Aroma’s are different with the variety and types of tea. Scarcity (supply and demand)
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Teabag vs. Loose leaf tea
We get this question a lot. What is the difference between loose leaf tea and teabags? The answer depends greatly on what type of tea is in the teabags. Most teabags use lower quality tea known as “dist”, it is the lowest quality tea available. Hence loose leaf tea, otherwise known as whole leaf tea is higher quality. In a sense that, it has stronger taste, aroma, and smoother. Most loose leaf teas contain either the entire tea leaf or broken piece. The highest quality tea leaf is the young buds of the tea leaf.
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Does chamomile tea help you sleep?
Yes, according to researchers. Chamomile help relax your mind and muscles to help you sleep. It does not contain any sedatives.
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What tea helps me sleep?
We recommend our chamomile or lavender tea for sleeping. They do not contain caffeine and it relaxes you.
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How much caffeine is in black tea?
Black tea on average contains 50mg of caffeine per 8oz cup. But it ranges from 17mg – 70mg of caffeine depending on the type of black tea. *For reference, coffee contains 150mg, a can of coke contains 30mg.
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How much caffeine is in green tea?
Green tea on average contains about 35mg of caffeine per 8oz cup. Though different green teas may contain more, it ranges from 24mg – 45mg. *For reference a can of 12oz coke contains 30mg.
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How secure is your site?
Our entire site is secured with SSL, which means any information sent within the site is encrypted. We use PayPal as our payment processor. All orders are handled through PayPal, We do keep any of your credit card information on our site. Rest assured that shopping on TheTeaFarm.com is SAFE. PayPal offers purchase protection for all payments. But you won’t need this! Our company’s purchase guarantee is all you’ll ever need.
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What is your Return Policy?
TheTeaFarm.com’s products should meet or exceed your expectations. However, if you are not completely satisfied, even if it’s because you don’t like the taste or flavor of the tea you ordered, you can return the opened bag for a refund of the amount that is left over within 30 days on all purchases. At TheTeaFarm.com no purchase is complete until you are satisfied. We are confident that upon receipt of your merchandise you will find that it matches your order exactly. However, if for any reason you decide not to keep your merchandise, you can return it to us within thirty (30) days of ship to date for the full purchase price or the amount of the left over (open bag) minus shipping and handling fees. If you find any errors committed on our part, we will gladly refund you the shipping and handling fees you paid. Orders that are damaged by improper handling of product by customer may NOT be refunded or exchanged. Please include its proper documentation and return in its original box for a full refund of the purchase price (shipping, insurance and handling charges are not refundable). http://Theteafarm.com/purchase-protection/
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What is the difference between Green Tea, Black Tea, and other teas?
Tea a drink made from water infused with tea leaves. The scientific name for the tea leaf is Camellia sinensis, it is a scrub. Teas made from this plant is black tea, green tea, white tea, oolong tea and puerh tea. However, we also drink tea made from herbs or fruits called herbal teas. They are not from the Camellia sinensis plant.