Tea 101


Tea is the world's most popular beverage next to water and is consumed in about 80% of U.S. 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 now have access to the very finest & freshest teas on the planet. And for an average cost of less than 20¢ per serving, as 4 ounces of tea yields about 50 cups! Now that's something to get happy about!

Tea is well known for its many health benefits. Loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols, it's no wonder why tea is so popular world wide.


Explore the varieties of tea with us here.