Tea 101


Tea is the world's most popular beverage next to water, and is consumed in about 80% of US households. True tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. In fine teas, only the top two leaves and bud are hand-picked to be processed. The production of tea is truly a labor intensive process: up to 80,000 hand-picked shoots are needed to produce a pound of top quality tea. There are literally thousands of varieties of teas, but the way a tea is processed determines its classification.

One of the best things about Essencha's teas is that you have now access to the very finest & freshest teas on the planet, for an average cost of less than 20¢ per serving, as 4 oz. of tea yields about 50 cups!

Now that's something to get happy about!


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