Tea FAQs

Tea Things

What’s the Right Tea for me?

Our all natural herbal teas and aromas are known to enhance health, mood and attitude. Find out which tea is best for you.

Which tea is good for stress relief?

Both Chamomile and Lavender flowers make great stress reducing teas.

What type of tea is best for an energy boost?

Green tea, peppermint and teas that incorporate ginger, like Peppermint Potion are great energy boosters. Also, the herbs ginseng and maca, as found in Plum Good Virilitea are celebrated for their acclaimed effects on energy boosting properties.

Which tea helps with sleep?

Anise, lavender, chamomile are all reported as calming teas and as century old aids that help with sleep and relaxation.

What makes a good tea?

Brewing your tea with fresh water, for the right amount of time makes all the difference.



What type of tea are you planning to brew? Green tea leaves, for example, are more delicate and fresh than black tea leaves, so they can be steeped at a lower temperature and don’t need to be steeped as long. Herbal teas, on the other hand, do not contain the Camellia sinensis tea plant, so they can steep much longer than a true tea without becoming astringent or bitter.



Tea generally requires a brewing temperature of anywhere from 160 to 212 degrees, depending on the type of tea. If you don’t have an electric kettle with a temperature control, just remember that at sea level water simmers at 190 degrees and boils at 212 degrees. You can visually guesstimate the water temperate by paying attention to the bubbles. But remember that the boiling temperature drops about a degree for every 100 feet in altitude increase, so you may need to adjust the further away from sea level you are.



If you steep tea for too little time, your tea can be weak and watery. If you over steep your tea, you could risk a mouthful of bitterness and astringency. Taste your tea after the minimum recommended steeping time and then decide if you’d like it to steep a little longer.

Spice FAQs

Looking to impress for date night? Wanna add some extra zing to your family’s meals? Check out our spice FAQs and find out what makes the perfect sauce.

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