FAQ - Tea Edition

FAQ - Tea Edition

Frequently Asked Questions Related To Teas

1. What is Specialty Tea?

Specialty tea refers to high-quality tea made from premium tea leaves that are carefully selected, processed, and brewed to enhance flavor and aroma. Unlike mass-produced teas, specialty teas offer unique taste profiles and are often sourced from specific regions known for their tea cultivation expertise. 

2. How is Specialty Tea Different from Regular Tea?

Specialty tea undergoes rigorous quality control measures and is typically made from whole tea leaves or buds, whereas regular tea may contain broken leaves, stems, or dust. Additionally, specialty teas often feature distinct flavor profiles and are crafted using traditional and artisanal methods.

3. What are the Different Types of Specialty Tea?

There is a wide variety of specialty teas available, including: Green Tea, Black Tea, White Tea, Oolong Tea, Pu-erh Tea, Smoked Teas, Herbal Tea, Flavored Teas.

4. How Should I Store Specialty Tea to Maintain Freshness?

To preserve the freshness and flavor of specialty tea, store it in an airtight container away from light, heat, moisture, and strong odors. Avoid storing tea near spices or other strongly scented items, as tea leaves can absorb odors easily.

5. What's the Best Water Temperature for Brewing Specialty Tea?

The optimal water temperature for brewing specialty tea varies depending on the type of tea:

Green Tea: 80-95°C

Black Tea: 93-95°C

White Tea: 80-95°C

Oolong Tea: 85-96°C

Herbal Tea: 85-95°C

6. How Long Should I Steep Specialty Tea?

Steeping times for specialty tea also vary based on the type of tea and personal preference:

Green Tea: 2-3 minutes

Black Tea: 2-3 minutes

White Tea: 3-5 minutes

Oolong Tea: 2-4 minutes

Herbal Tea: 3-5 minutes

Fruit Tea: 3-5 minutes

7. Can Specialty Tea Be Blended with Other Ingredients?

Yes, specialty tea can be blended with various ingredients such as fruits, flowers, herbs, and spices to create unique flavor combinations. Blending allows us to customize your brews according to taste preferences.

8. Are There Health Benefits Associated with Specialty Tea?

Specialty teas are known for their potential health benefits, which may include antioxidant properties, digestive aid, stress relief, and immune system support. 

9. How Can I Brew the Perfect Cup of Specialty Tea?

Brewing the perfect cup of specialty tea involves selecting high-quality tea leaves, using filtered water at the correct temperature, and steeping for the appropriate duration. Experimentation and attention to detail are key to achieving the desired flavor and aroma.


For more information on the various types of teas and their processes, read our blog: The Tea Store : From Discovery to Crafting

Aimée Granito, Sales, Customer Service, and Management

Aimée Granito

Sales, Customer Service, and Management

Growing up in the aromatic world of coffee and tea, Aimée Granito has journeyed from South America to Asia, absorbing the nuances of coffee and tea cultivation, and to Europe for mastering the art of Italian espresso. Now, she spearheads product conception, sales, customer service, and the oversight of our digital presence and retail shop in Montreal.

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