"Chai"is a beverage from the Indian subcontinent made by brewing tea with a mixture of aromatic Indian spices and herbs. By itself, chai is merely the generic word for tea in much of the world, but for many English speakers outside those regions, "chai"â€ is the name that we in the West, have given the Spiced tea which is a daily beverage throughout India.
Today, Chai is typically made with black tea and a variety of sweet flavors such as cinnamon and orange peel. two leaves and a bud offers a traditional chai that starts with true Assam tea (not cheap "blending tea") and adds only the true ingredients of chai: Cinnamon, Clove, and Cardamom. Fabulous with milk and honey!
In the US, many people call herbal infusions Ã¬tea.Ã® This is the cause of much confusion Ã± does my peppermint tea have true tea in it (and therefore caffeine?) or is it just peppermint (and therefore caffeine-free)!? An herbal tea, tisane, or ptisan is an herbal infusion made from anything other than the leaves of the tea bush (Camellia sinensis).
Herbal teas can be made with fresh or dried flowers, leaves, seeds or roots, generally by pouring boiling water over the plant parts and letting them steep for a few minutes. For our herbal blends we search the world for the finest available herbs and blend them to have the flavors complement one another. All of our herbal blends contain no caffeine.
On the other hand, flavoured teas are prepared by adding other plants to an actual tea (black, oolong, green, or white tea); for example, the popular Earl Grey tea is black tea with bergamot, jasmine tea is Chinese tea with jasmine flowers, and genmaicha is a Japanese green tea with toasted rice.
Tea bags have a bad reputation, but at Two Leaves and a Bud, because our bag is really a sachet, we believe you will taste the difference right away.
We love tea sachets! They make brewing a better cuppa' tea easy! Two Leaves and a Bud tea sachets are filled with super-premium whole leaf tea. Unlike normal tea bags that are filled with dust, whole leaf tea gives you the full flavor of tea.
Our sachets are made of biodegradable cornstarch based nylon, not petroleum based nylon. They are pyramid shaped to allow the whole leaves to circulate and infuse properly, without the mess of brewing loose leaf tea.
Tea sachets also brew up a great glass of iced tea - they don't fall apart in your glass!
(From the Scotsman)
1. The recommended number of cups of tea per day is four, this is said to provide optimal benefit.
2. Tea is said to have many health benefits, not least the fact that it contains antioxidants that may help prevent cardiovascular disease.
3. It contains half the caffeine level found in a cup of coffee.
4.â€ In the mid 18th century, alcoholic drinks such as gin and ale were far less fashionable than tea.
5.â€ Some 80 per cent of office workers claim they find out more about whatÃs going on at work over a cup of tea during their break than in any other way.
6. Tea was created more than 5,000 years ago in China.
7. Tea first came to Europe thanks to a Portuguese Jesuit, Father Jasper de Cruz, in 1560.
8. Nowadays 96 per cent of cups of tea drunk daily in the UK are brewed from tea bags and 98 per cent of people drink their tea with milk. Only 30 per cent of us take sugar in our tea.
9.â€ After tourism, tea production is the second biggest industry in India.
10. The first book about tea was written by Lu Yu in 800 AD.
Share the gift of tea with your favorite tea lover! two leaves and a bud offers various tea gift items and tea ware for tea drinkers of all kinds.Loose tea, tea sachets, tea travel tins, tea pots, bamboo presentation boxes, and more! All of our tea gifts feature great two leaves and a bud whole leaf organic tea. (We don't skimp on the tea!)