Legend in China says that tea was discovered accidentally by Shen Nong, the Divine Cultivator, around 3000 B.C. He is credited with inventing agriculture and Chinese herbology. One day, leaves of the tea plant fell into water he was boiling outside his house. He liked the drink, found it to be a healthful beverage, and tea was born. Triple Leaf's green tea has a pleasing mild and aromatic flavor, without the bitterness associated with some green teas, whether steeped for a few minutes or longer. It is prepared from superior quality green tea leaves. The freshly picked leaves are gently heated, then dried. This process destroys the enzymes that would deplete the nutrients and keeps the tea leaves green. Considerable research on green tea has shown it to be high in polyphenols, a group of powerful antioxidants. Experts recommend drinking three or more cups of green tea a day. Gain all the benefits of green tea by drinking it everyday, just as Asian people do. Enjoy it hot or iced.
How much caffeine does Triple Leaf Tea's Green Tea have? How does that compare to coffee and black tea?
Green tea naturally has approximately 15 to 50 mg of caffeine per cup. Coffee has 80-200 mg/cup. Black Tea has 40-90 mg/cup.
How much caffeine is in the Decaf Green Tea?
No more than 0.4% caffeine remains in Triple Leaf Decaf Green Tea. That means one tea bag (2000 mg) of 100% decaffeinated green tea contains 8 mg or less of caffeine.
What happens to the antioxidant content when you decaffeinate the Decaf Green Tea?
Triple Leaf Tea uses a natural carbon dioxide process to decaffeinate the green tea leaves. This process removes the caffeine, leaves no chemical residue, and maintains almost all of the beneficial antioxidants in the tea leaves.
How do you brew green, white and herbal teas?
Green Teas and Cholesterid Tea: Pour one cup of boiling water over a tea bag. Let steep 3-5 minutes. Remove the tea bag, and squeeze it gently into the cup. To extract more of tea’s benefits, steep 5 minutes. Normally, over-steeping green teas can make them bitter, however, Triple Leaf Tea green teas are very mild and have little bitterness, so you can steep them longer, according to your taste. They recommend steeping the Decaf Green Tea with Ginseng and the Ginkgo and Decaf Green Tea longer, from 5-10 minutes, or longer, to get the full benefits of the herbs in these teas. These teas do not get bitter with longer steeping.
White Tea: Bring one cup of water to a boil. Remove from the heat, then pour it over a tea bag. Let steep 3-5 minutes. To extract more of tea’s benefits and white tea flavor, steep longer. In Chinese tradition, white tea is brewed longer than green tea and can be re-brewed.
Herbal Teas: Pour one cup of boiling water over a tea bag. Let steep 10-15 minutes, or longer. Squeeze the tea bag gently into the cup. Leave the tea bag in the cup as you are drinking the tea. To extract more of tea’s benefits, use the longer steeping time. A tea bag can be re-used to extract more herbal benefits. The Ginger Tea and American Ginseng Tea are made from 100% pure root, and can be boiled for a few minutes to extract more flavor and benefits. Be sure to re-use these tea bags a few times to get all their flavor and benefits.
Iced Teas: Pour one cup of boiling water over two tea bags. Let steep 5 minutes for green, white and Cholesterid teas, and 10-15 minutes or longer for herbal teas. For more flavor and benefits, steep longer, depending on the tea (see above). Remove the tea bags, squeeze them out gently into the cup, then add ice and enjoy. Try any of Triple Leaf Tea green, white or Cholesterid teas iced, just the way you drink regular iced tea. They are good brewed as is, or with lemon and your favorite sweetener. Their Ginger Tea also makes a delicious iced tea. All of their herbal teas can be enjoyed hot or iced.
Can I mix more than one tea in a cup?
That depends on which teas you want to mix. Some of Triple Leaf Tea teas like the Cold & Flu Time Tea are special Chinese formulas, which are better taken by themselves. Both the Sugar Balance & Women's Tonic Tea with Dong Quai, and the Horny Goat Weed Tea, can be used together with the American Ginseng Tea for additional benefits. They recommend using the Detox Tea by itself, or use it along with the Herbal Laxative Tea, or any of the diet teas. You can drink the Detox one to three times a day or more, but drink the diet teas or Herbal Laxative Tea as needed usually once a day after dinner or before bedtime for up to a week. To use longer, consult your health care practitioner.
How do the diet teas work?
All three diet teas are traditional herbal beverages used in China for generations. These teas were popular with those concerned with cleansing and digestion. They contain senna, an herbal stimulant laxative. When dieting, follow a balanced weight loss diet and the advice of your health care professional. Be sure to include plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits, juices and pure water. These teas are not recommended for children, elderly, or sick people, or pregnant women and nursing mothers.
Which diet tea should I take: Dieter’s Green Herbal Tea, Super Slimming Tea, or Ultra Slim Tea?
Each diet tea has a different formula to suit different body types. They all contain senna, an herbal stimulant laxative, and all three help promote cleansing. The Dieter's Green Herbal Tea is Triple Leaf Tea's basic formula and is their most popular diet tea. The Super Slimming Tea is their most potent formula and has herbs that help promote digestion. Dieter’s Green Herbal Tea and Super Slimming Tea contain licorice root, known in traditional Chinese medicine as "The Great Detoxifier." The Ultra Slim Tea has more herbs for digestion and to help ease bloating, and, in traditional Chinese medicine terms "move the Chi (energy)." Triple Leaf Tea recommends that you try each of their diet teas, and see which one you like best. You can contact them for a free sample of each.
Which teas will aid in bowel movements?
Try Herbal Laxative Tea, Dieter's Green Herbal Tea, Super Slimming Tea, or Ultra Slim Tea. Use these along with the Triple Leaf Detox Tea for additional support in cleansing.
Do Triple Leaf Tea chlorine bleach your teabags?
No, Triple Leaf tea bags are oxygen bleached rather than chlorine bleached. Chlorine bleaching of paper, including tea bags and coffee filters, creates a dioxin chemical residue in the paper and waste water from the paper mill. Dioxin is a known potent carcinogen that they want to avoid.
Does Triple Leaf Tea use recycled material and biodegradable inks on your packaging? Is your packaging recyclable?
Triple Leaf Tea boxes are made of recycled paperboard and printed with biodegradable inks. Their boxes, paper tea envelopes and the brochure inserted into the tea box are fully recyclable.
Triple Leaf Teas are made by their Chinese-American family owned business. They combine ancient Chinese herbal formulas with the input of modern day Chinese herbalists trained in traditional healing herbalism. The result is the creation of these delicious healing teas to meet modern-day needs. The herbs you find in Triple Leaf Tea's formulas are those used in China by Chinese herbalists. Some herbs you will recognize as renowned Chinese herbs, others are less well-known in the West but prized in the Orient. The use of authentic Chinese herbs and herbal formulas created by experienced, skilled Chinese herbalists assures you of benefiting from the vast herbal knowledge accumulated since Chinese medicine began in approximately 1500 B.C. Triple Leaf Tea herbal blends have been created to address a broad spectrum of needs, so that everyone will benefit from them. Triple Leaf Tea beverage, medicinal and diet teas can all be enjoyed as beneficial healthful teas. Whether hot or iced, Triple Leaf knows that you will enjoy them all!