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FAQ

Interested in learning more about tea? Check out the tea FAQ for answers to some of the most frequently asked tea questions.

How Long Does Loose Leaf Tea Last?

When properly stored, loose leaf tea will generally last for about 18 to 24 months. The shelf life of loose tea is extremely important to keep track of as it can lose its flavor and go completely stale.

How Long to Steep Green Tea?

To brew loose leaf green tea, you can let it steep in a pot of boiling water for about three minutes before straining and serving it in your cup.

Can Drinking Tea Help with Weight Loss?

Drinking tea regularly could boost your metabolism and provide you with more energy to live an active lifestyle. This, in turn, can be extremely beneficial if you are working towards losing weight.

How to Make Loose Leaf Tea

Brewing loose leaf tea is simple as you only need four things: an infuser, tea kettle, loose leaf tea, and a teapot or mug. The tea infuser is required to keep the tea leaves contained and can come in various forms such as a disposable paper filter, a basket infuser, or even one that comes with the teapots.

Is Green Tea Bitter?

Green tea is not meant to be bitter despite having a higher astringency than most teas. Most of the time, it tastes bitter because of poor tea preparation.

What are the Benefits of Turmeric Tea?

A spice native to Southeast Asia, turmeric is part of the Zingiberaceae family and is commonly used to improve arthritis symptoms, cardiovascular conditions, and immune function. It contains curcumin, which is an ingredient with immune-boosting properties.

What Does Oolong Tea Taste Like?

The taste of oolong tea is dependent on the cultivation of the tea, aging, and the production processes. It should have a flowery, fruity flavor and a thick texture. Some oolong teas may have a subtle grassy flavor, but they will never have a strong and refreshing green tea flavor.

What is Rooibos Tea?

Rooibos tea is commonly known as red tea. Traditional rooibos is created by fermenting the leaves of a shrub called Aspalathus linearis, which turns them a red-brown color.

What is Tisane?

Tisanes, also known as herbal teas, are caffeine-free infusions made from leaves, bark, roots, berries, seeds, and spices of a plant other than the Camellia sinensis.

What is Turmeric Tea Good for?

Turmeric tea is good for managing several health conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Alzheimer's disease, and liver conditions.  It is rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant components, making it a popular home remedy.

What Tea Has the Most Caffeine?

Black tea tends to be high in caffeine as the blends are often coarsely sliced into finer broken tea leaves, which boosts caffeine content in the beverage.

Why Choose Capital Teas?

Capital Teas offers over ten different tea types for you to choose from. Our specialty teas and unique products are a tea lover’s dream. We offer a subscription service if you want to receive regular supplies of tea every month.

To learn more about our teas, browse our collection of specialty teas today!