Where do your teas come from?
Our teas come from all over the world. Each tea and its origin. Our green teas come mainly from Japan, Rooibos from South Africa, our herbs and flowers are from all over the world, from Europe, the Mediterranean to South America. And so on.
All of our teas and blends are packed happily in Brooklyn NY.
Should tea be organic?
Organic means that the leaves, flowers, fruits and roots had grown in a natural environment without any chemical interfere. The organic symbol is an assurance for you that you are drinking natural, real teas, that doesnt contain any chemicals and that are non GMO. After all, a good reason for drinking tea is the health benefits involved. Make sure you drink good healthy tea.
So caffeine, who? Where? Why?
Caffeine naturally exist in the Camellia Sinenssis plant, the plant of all teas, it is the process way that makes all the difference-White tea is the most 'raw' tea therefor the amount of caffeine it contains is very low
Green tea is the next, very minimal process but not completely raw contains 15-20 mg of caffeine.
Oolong tea has more caffeine then green tea but not as much as black tea and Pu'erh.
Black tea contains up to 60 mg of caffeine for a regular size cup. (10 oz) Sounds a lot? Espresso can contain up to 150 mg of caffeine in same size of cup.
Do you carry any Decaffeinated teas?
Decaffeinating is a process (sometimes evolves chemicals) that changes the leaf, misstea doesn't like to interfere Mother Nature's creation so no decaffeinated black or green tea in our home. If you are trying to avoid caffeine and share love for a full body tea check out our Red Rooibos selection.
For caffeine free drinkers, we have a wide selection of herbal infusions that are 100% Caffeine free. This is actually one of our biggest passion!
Do you have tea that will help me lose weight?
No matter what others would say. Tea is not a magical potion for losing weight, and you will not loose 10 pounds just by drinking tea. However, if you adopt a natural healthy lifestyle, that involves conscious eating habits, physical exercise (that you like!) and learn to love your body, than drinking tea can help. Especially and specifically tea that aids with your body's metabolism, such as OOLONG, that will definitely be a good trustworthy friend.
What is the best way to brew tea?
Recommendations for steeping time that you can follow-
White tea- 1.5 tsp per 8oz hot water - Steeping time: 3-4 min
Green tea- 1 tsp per 8oz hot water - Steeping time 2 min
Oolong tea- 1.5 tsp per 8oz hot water - Steeping time 3-4 min
Black tea- 1 tsp per 8oz boiling water - Steeping time 3-4 min
Puerh tea- 1 tsp per 8oz hot water - Steeping time 3-4 min
And herbal infusions can be in super hot water for 5 min and even longer.
*steeping time as well as amount of how much tea is needed to make a cup, is specified on every package of our teas.
Make sure to re brew Green/Oolong/Puerh/White teas for 2-3 times.
The most important rule with brewing tea is that there are no rules. Lots is based on individual taste preference. Tea is a delicate herb, and every change to quantity or steeping time will change its flavor. Explore for yourself!
How long can my tea keep fresh?
The leaves will keep fresh for about a year after opening the bag. Make sure to reseal the bag to extend its flavors and benefits.
How should I store my tea?
The best conditions to store tea are in a dry cool place where sun light can not reach, not in the fridge and not above the stove.
How long does it take for my order to be shipped?
Please allow up to 3 business days for your order to be processed and completed. Depending on where you live, once we have shipped the package the time to receive it may vary.
What is the shipping method?
We send all packages through USPS First Class or Priority mail, ground shipping.
Do you offer express shipping?
Currently, we do not offer express shipping. If you have a special request, please send us an email to email@example.com.
What are the shipping costs?
For orders in the United States, there is a $6.45 flat rate shipping. Canada shipping cost is around $20 USD. Free shipping (within the US) is offered on orders of $50 and more.
Do you ship to other countries?
We can only ship to the United States and Canada.
Can I use two coupon codes at a time?
No. Each customer can use every coupon code only once, and only one per transaction. You can’t choose to apply two different coupon codes to the same checkout process.