Rooibos Teas

Rooibos teas are herbal infusions made from a South African red bush and sometimes called “red tea.” There are also green Rooibos teas that are just as delicious as the popular red teas. Rooibos teas are delicious iced or hot and come in a wide variety of flavors.

Health Benefits of Rooibos Tea:

  • High in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals
  • May help control allergies and fight colds
  • Good for your skin and complexion
  • Helps improve digestion
  • Naturally caffeine-free

Herbal Teas

Our delicious herbal teas are made only from the best ingredients. From the sweet to the spicy, Teavana’s herbal tea selection has something for everyone. And these teas are made from ingredients so fresh that you can actually eat them!

Health Benefits of Herbal Tea:

  • Delicious source of antioxidants and vitamins, particularly Vitamin C
  • Other benefits depend on the specific parts of individual teas
  • Naturally caffeine-free
  • Usually great hot or iced

Oolong Teas

Oolong teas are full-bodied with a fragrant and fruity aroma. Often called weight loss teas because they help burn fat built up in the body. They are often served in Chinese restaurants.

Health Benefits of Oolong Tea:

  • Good for metabolism and digestion
  • May help lower your cholesterol levels
  • Also known as ‘Wu-Long’ teas
  • Excellent for skin and complexion
  • Contains 10-15% of the caffeine in a cup of coffee.

White Teas

White teas are appreciated by tea connoisseurs for their unmatched subtlety, complexity, natural sweetness, and delicacy. Least processed (steamed and dried), these teas have very little caffeine.

Health Benefits of White Tea:

  • Extremely high amount of antioxidants
  • May inhibit the growth of certain forms of cancer
  • May reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Excellent for skin and complexion
  • Approximately 1% of the caffeine in a cup of coffee

Mate Teas

Maté is a wild shrub from Argentina that makes a delicious, flavorful tea. Maté tea contains a stimulant similar to caffeine, although without the jitteriness or addictive tendencies.

Health Benefits of Mate Tea:

  • Rich in vitamins and minerals
  • Works as an appetite suppressant
  • 100% of the caffeine in a cup of coffee (without the sudden crash)

Black Teas

Delicious black teas are loved in the West. Full-bodied and strong, they taste great alone or with milk and sugar. And they make great iced tea. The caffeine makes them a good morning tea. But unlike coffee, you won’t have the jitters.

Health Benefits of Black Tea:

  • Aids in lowering cholesterol
  • May help regulate your blood sugar
  • Gently stimulates the heart and circulatory system
  • Promotes healthy teeth, skin and bones
  • Contains 20% of the caffeine in a cup of coffee

Green Teas

Straight green teas have a clean, delicious taste you will enjoy. When paired with other fruits or spices, the flavor excites your tastebuds and provides a very healthy treat. Green teas include EGCG complex, a highly desirable antioxidant.

Health Benefits of Green Tea:

  • May help boost the immune system
  • Includes polyphenols which may help prevent the growth of certain cancers
  • Soothes the stomach and digestive system
  • Regulates blood sugar
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Contains 5-10% of the caffeine in a cup of coffee.

To Make:

  • White and Green Tea: Use boiling water that has cooled for a couple of minutes (to about 185°F) and steep for 2 to 4 minutes.
  • Oolong Tea: Use boiling water that has cooled for 1 minute (to about 195°F) and steep 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Black Tea: Use boiling water that has cooled just enough to lose its boil and steep 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Herbal Tea: Use boiling water and steep 3 to 5 minutes.

 

Location:

  • India — known for black teas like Darjeeling and Assam
  • China — home to all tea types
  • Japan — famous for green tea
  • Sri Lanka — known for its Ceylon teas
  • Taiwan — famous for oolong teas