leaves) but a bit more robust. Green tea has a moderate amount of caffeine and
anti-oxidants. Green tea is delicious hot or cold. To brew: Bring water to 160 degrees
F and steep for 1-3 minutes.

BLACK - Black tea is made from the fully fermented tea leaves of the camellia sinesis
plant. They produce a strong-flavored dark tea. Black tea is delicious hot or cold, plain
or with cream and sugar. Black tea has the highest caffeine content of the teas. Black
tea also has some anti-oxidants. To brew: Bring water to a boil and steep for 3-5
minutes.

WHITE- White tea is made from the unfermented leaves of the camellia sinesis plant.
White tea has a very delicate flavor, similar to sun-sweetened leaves. White tea has
the smallest amount of caffeine and the highest amount of anti-oxidants. White tea is
delicious hot or cold. To brew: bring water to 180 degrees F and steep for 4-8
minutes.

ROOIBOS- Naturally CAFFEINE-FREE, this leaf is grown in South Africa. Recent years
have shown that roobios is a popular decaffeinated alternative to green, white and
black tea. It is full of vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants. Rooibos has a red leaf that
produces a sweet red infusion. Rooibos is delicious hot or cold, plain or with milk and
sugar. To brew: bring water to a boil and steep the for 7-10 minutes or to taste.

YERBA MATE- Yerba mate comes to us from Brazil. The flavor of brewed yerba mate
is strongly vegetal, herbal, and grassy, reminiscent of some varieties of green tea. It
has a slightly less potent stimulant than coffee, and is much gentler on the stomach.
Yerba mate can be reinfused and does not grow bitter with over- steeping. To brew:
Bring water to 150 degrees F and steep to taste.

HONEYBUSH- Honeybush is naturally CAFFEINE-FREE. This herbal red tea from South
Africa, and is naturally sweet and mellow, like a mild honey. It is very similar to
rooibos tea in its health benefits and nutrients (including Vitamin C, potassium, and
calcium). It makes for a mildly sweet iced tea or a delicious hot infusion. To brew:
bring water to a boil and steep for 7-10 minutes or to taste.
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