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All of our organic teas, herbs and spices are sourced from all over the world, from reputable and reliable suppliers that are certified Organic and Kosher, as well. In some cases, these suppliers are also Fair Trade certified. Our teas are blended and packaged in Fort Worth, TX.
Yes! Soul Tea has gotten it’s portable tea party down to a science. We bring our blue water affirmation bottles, our own glass tea cups for hot or iced tea. We have an option for plant based plastic and bamboo if you choose a disposable option that is environmentally friendly. We can customize the party to fit your event. We do everything from baby showers, bridal showers, networking events, formal events, weddings and more.
Health Benefits of Tea: Green, Black, and White Tea
Tea is a name given to a lot of brews, but purists consider only green tea, black tea, white tea, oolong tea, and pu-erh tea the real thing. They are all derived from the Camellia sinensis plant, a shrub native to China and India, and contain unique antioxidants called flavonoids. The most potent of these, known as ECGC, may help against free radicals that can contribute to cancer, heart disease, and clogged arteries.
All these teas also have caffeine and theanine, which affect the brain and seem to heighten mental alertness.
The more processed the tea leaves, usually the less polyphenol content. Polyphenols include flavonoids. Oolong and black teas are oxidized or fermented, so they have lower concentrations of polyphenols than green tea; but their antioxidizing power is still high.
Here’s what some studies have found about the potential health benefits of tea:
- Green tea: Made with steamed tea leaves, it has a high concentration of EGCG and has been widely studied. Green tea’s antioxidants may interfere with the growth of bladder, breast, lung, stomach, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers; prevent clogging of the arteries, burn fat, counteract oxidative stress on the brain, reduce risk of neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, reduce risk of stroke, and improve cholesterol levels.
- Black tea: Made with fermented tea leaves, black tea has the highest caffeine content and forms the basis for flavored teas like chai, along with some instant teas. Studies have shown that black tea may protect lungs from damage caused by exposure to cigarette smoke. It also may reduce the risk of stroke.
- White tea: Uncured and unfermented. One study showed that white tea has the most potent anticancer properties compared to more processed teas.
- Oolong tea: In an animal study, those given antioxidants from oolong tea were found to have lower bad cholesterol levels. One variety of oolong, Wuyi, is heavily marketed as a weight loss supplement, but science hasn’t backed the claims.
- Pu-erh tea: Made from fermented and aged leaves. Considered a black tea, its leaves are pressed into cakes. One animal study showed that animals given pu-erh had less weight gain and reduced LDL cholesterol.
It is quite difficult to gauge how much caffeine is in tea, because it depends on so many factors: the tea itself, how much is used in a cup and how long it is brewed. Below is a summary of caffeine in tea.
Caffeine Content in an 8oz cup*
Yerba Mate’ (added to some of our tea blends – stated on lable): 80 mg
Black Tea: 40 mg
Oolong Tea: 30 mg
Green Tea: 20 mg
White Tea: 15 mg
Herbal Tea: 0 mg
*Caffeine contents in tea averaged for clarity. Brewing times, brands, net weight, varieties etc. can affect these figures dramatically.
Researchers have noted that green tea may work with other chemicals to enhance fat oxidation and thermogenesis, in which the body burns fuel such as fat to produce heat, thus leading to weight loss.
Storage of organic teas vary based on the package format.
For bulk loose leaf teas/herbs, we recommend you store the tea in an air tight glass jar/canister away from light. Though you can store teas/herbs in plastic jars/canisters, we recommend against that method due to the interaction of some citrus blends with plastics (especially those made with cheap materials and petrochemicals).
For bulk unwrapped teas, they can be stored in its original packaging or also in glass jars/canisters, provided it is air tight and away from light.
For individually wrapped teas, we recommend you store them in its original packaging box since they are packaged to maintain a longer shelf life.