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    Does green tea contain caffeine?

    Usually, all loose tea leaves contain caffeine. However, the caffeine content that is consumed by the person sipping the tea depends on brewing time and the duration for which the loose tea leaves are oxidized. Therefore, different teas have different amounts of caffeine. Green tea usually contains between 8 – 30 mg of caffeine per cup (lower than most other types of teas such as Black Tea and Oolong Tea. If you’re looking for some great Green Tea, check out: The Kangra Mist: Plucked on a misty morning in the Kangra Valley in North India, this tea drew top compliments from our tea experts. It has a dark yellow colour, flourishing vegetal and grassy notes, a sweet after-taste and a...

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    How does Green Tea help the Human Metabolism?

    Green tea is known to be the most beneficial type of tea when it comes to healthy living. It is rich in antioxidants and other minerals and as study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that green tea extracts can lead to a 4% boost in metabolism over a defined day. Consuming 4–5 cups of green tea (with the added push of the caffeine) can also help burn up to an extra 70 calories a day (although this is number is relatively insignificant and changes depending on age, sex, body type, etc.). It’s important to note that the caffeine present in green tea is really the driving force behind the slight increase in metabolism rate – if you want...

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    What is a tea infuser used for?

    A Tea Infuser is used to make tea using Loose leaves i.e. brewing tea by taking a specific amount (~4g for 2 people, 8g for 4) of loose leaf tea and putting it inside the infuser. The infuser is then dropped into a cup or a teapot for the amount of time needed for the tea to brew (depending on the tea, from 2 – 5 minutes). When the tea has been brewed, the infuser with the remains of leaves is removed from the brewing vessel so the tea may be poured/enjoyed. A “ball” tea infuser: An infuser that is included as part of the tea pot itself: There are several variants of infusers as they can come in many...

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    Can you take Earl Grey tea with milk and honey?

    Yes, you can take Earl Grey tea with milk and honey. We would advise you to have the milk (warm) in the cup and pour the tea over using a strainer (provided you’ve used loose leaf tea to brew in a teapot). Ideally after you’ve poured the tea, you can add upto a tablespoon (tb) of honey (although we usually take about 1/3 tb of honey to not end up with an overly sweet tea). Earl Grey tea is most often paired with lemon while milk and honey are usually paired/added to an English Breakfast. Just making this point in case you’re mixing the two up (they are both blends of black teas). [Picture of an Earl Grey tea before...

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    How can you make lemon tea?

    In this post, the C&M team breaks down how to make your very own, fresh lemon tea (whether you want it warm or iced): The best way to make lemon tea is to take some high quality loose leaf black tea (oolong tea and white tea can also work well) and brew as per the instructions provided. Now lemon tea can refer to: Tea with lemon added as a “condiment”: Lemon juice is most often added to an Earl Grey tea and can be added to black teas, oolong teas and white teas. Lemon tea that is “iced”: In this case the tea is brewed after which slices of lemon are added to the jug of brewed tea. This jug...

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