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Tea is a powerful beverage. Aside from it’s flavorful, comforting, and stimulating properties, tea has the power to unite people. In a world where we are constantly in motion—a cup of tea enables us to stop, take a break, and think about something other than our own busy lives. Tea inspires us to think beyond ourselves. When two people share a pot of tea together, they discover, through the medium of tea, that they are able to connect in a unique, interpersonal way. It was in this spirit of slowing down and connecting with others that Giving Tea was born. In the fall of 2012, two Virginian college students decided to start a company that combined their love for tea with their desire to make an impact in the world.
Giving Tea is a charitable company devoted to helping people in need. For each package of tea sold, we give 10% of the proceeds to our featured charities.
We are excited to offer our customers a chance to enjoy high quality teas in a business model they can feel good about supporting. Together, we can build stronger communities through tea.
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The Many Health Benefits of Loose Leaf Tea Here at Giving Tea we love drinking tea for the unique health benefits. Tea contains flavonoids which act as antioxidants. These antioxidants help neutralize cell damaging free-radicals which in return has a positive impact on some chronic diseases including some types of cancer (skin, oral, lung, ovarian cancer, etc.) and cardiovascular disease. Research studies show that the theanine found in tea is a distinctive amino acid that preps the immune system to help fight infection, bacteria and viruses. This theanine helps the immune system generate higher levels of interferon. Interferon is a protein our bodies produce and one of its main functions is to build up our immune system. When talking about health benefits, we must...
In this blog post I'll cover the basics of how to prepare a great tasting cup of tea. Please do keep in mind that tea is personal, this blog post is simply a guide, spend time experimenting with your tea brewing to make the perfect cup of tea for YOU! The chart below shows the suggested water temperature, brewing time, and quantity of tea to be used: Black Tea Green Tea White Tea Herbal Blends Water Temp 212 °F 175 °F 175 °F 212 °F Brew Time 3-4 minutes 1-1.5 minutes 2 minutes 3-4 minutes Amt of Tea 1.5 teaspoon per 16 oz of water 1.5 teaspoon per 16 oz of water 1.5 teaspoon per 16 oz of water 1.5 teaspoon per...