Sencha Tea bags
With its super antioxidants and cleansing power, this deliciously bittersweet cup will give your day an extra boost. This green leaf from the Anhui Province of Eastern China is a must for every tea lovers collection. When steeped the tea tatse is light, fresh and smooth and good anytime of day!
The green tea leaves are hand rolled before drying out to stop the oxidisation process (this is what makes green tea different to black teas and oolong teas). As they have minimal processing (like white teas) they retain all the taste, antioxidants and health benefits within the leaves. Win win!
What are the health benefits of green tea? Due to its minimal manufacturing process, the tea retains all the antioxidants and nutrients from the tea leaves that then make it into the final drink. Green tea has high levels of polyphenols & cathechins (antioxidants) which are linked to cutting the risk of cancer, improving your brain function and lowering the risk of chronic diseases.
The perfect green tea
Step 1: Use one tea bag per cup
Step 2: Use water that has cooled to 80 degrees, adding freshly boiled water to green tea will cause the taste to be bitter! (You can do this by adding a splash of cold water first or allowing the kettle to cool down for approximately 2 mins)
Step 3: Brew for 90 seconds, or leave for longer according to personal taste
Step 4: Green tea is best without milk & can be resteeped 3-5 times
Guilt free sipping
We’re a nation of tea monsters consuming over 165 million cuppas every year and growing. To keep up with the worlds growing love affair with tea in a socially just and environmentally sustainably way, the Ethical Tea Partnership was formed. Working with individual tea estates, we help producers & smallholder farmers raise their performance against international social & environmental standards to produce ethical tea, as well as address key issues holding back tea sustainability in the global tea producing regions. Funded by us and the other members, this training and support is free for the tea producers (yay).
Last year we were in the office discussing single use plastics and knew that we had to address this in any way we could. We coined the umbrella term guilt-free sipping to cover all our commitments to the environment going forwards. One of the biggies is removing pesky plastic from our packaging completely this year, we already have 100% biodegradable and compostable teabags and takeaway cups.
Ingredients: Each box contains 15 biodegradable pyramid tea bags.
Storage instructions: Keep away from moisture (until it lands in your cup!) We recommend you store your chamomile tea in an opaque, airtight container. It might look pretty in glass, but the light damages the tea leaves and subsequent taste. Nooo!
Interested in green tea? Check out our blog on does green tea contain caffeine?
Prefer to get loose? Shop Sencha green loose leaf.