Answer: Tea bags are filled with low grade tea dust and fannings. Loose leaf teas are produced by the artisan orthodox method, which means it is manufactured by hand or machine. This method is used to preserve the integrity of the leaf. The non-orthodox process which is accomplished by machines produces small, granular leaves which is ideal for teabags. Tea bags derive from mass production and lack sufficient flavor compared to loose leaf tea. Loose leaf tea can be steeped multiple times.
Answer: Tea should be stored in a metal airtight container and kept in a slightly cool area free from moisture, excessive light and strong odors. Do not expose tea to air or store in the refrigerator. This will cause tea to become stale and loose flavor.
Answer: Technically tea does not expire. However, it will loose freshness and flavor. It is recommended that tea be consumed within 1 year after opening.
Answer: Absolutely! Always follow the recommended brewing temperature and only steep tea according to your personal taste. Steeping tea too long can cause tea to become bitter. If stored properly tea bags can be used at least twice after steeping. Always cover tea while steeping. The volatiles that are in tea are aromatic chemical compounds that contribute to the aroma of tea.
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Answer: Regardless of the decaffeination process used such as ethyl acetate and super critical carbon dioxide which are both approved by the FDA, true tea is not caffeine free and should contain no more than 0.4% caffeine on a dry weight basis. We offer herbal infusions or tisanes that are 100% caffeine free.
Answer: Place one teaspoon of loose leaf tea in a tea bag or infuser and steep according to personal taste.
Answer: True tea is made from Camellia sinensis. Tisanes also known as herbal infusions are made from fruit, herbs and or rooibos and by definition contain no leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant.
Milk Lady Markets on Sundays in Potomac Maryland from 12-3pm.
15021 Dufief Mill Road, North Potomac, MD 2087
Market SW from 4-10pm each fourth Friday of the month, through October 28, 2016.
4th & M Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
The Fall Sparket Creative Market on Wednesdays, from 11am to 2pm, from September 7 through November 16.
1900 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
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