don't be shy, contact us for our offline teas.Read More
Some people had to return early on Sunday morning just to get their hands on our popular London Fog.Read More
Necessitea is now a member of the Chamber of Commerce of West Seattle.Read More
The classes are free but seating is limited. Sign up for class at the event. The Northwest Tea Festival starts at 10:00am.Read More
There are so many choices for Tea in Victoria BC that it helps to plan ahead if you are considering taking your own tea tour.Read More
the universal language of tea is "mmm".Read More
There are 3 things that tea will quickly lose it's quality; light, air, and heat.Read More
If you do not have Matcha the flu could be worse for you.Read More
In 2017, expect big changed for Necessitea.Read More
Pu-ehr is produced with microbials which gives this rich tea a distinct taste.Read More
There are so many exciting aspects of tea and L-Theanine is just one of them.Read More
Tea is a plant. It's one plant but comes in many varieties. I like to compare it to grapes because with grapes you can make wine. So just like grapes there is tea. The scientific name is called Camellia Sinensis. Depending on where it's grown it can produce a variety of flavors as well. It really is an amazing plant. It has a lot of great qualities. Especially because of the amino acid it carries. L-Theanine. It breaks the blood brain barrier and gives you a quick sense of calm.
Peppermint is not a tea. Rooibos is not a tea. Chamomile is not a tea. If it is not produced by a camellia sinensis then it's an herb. If you brew it like a tea it is called a tisane. If no tea is contained in your steeping of whatever plant you put in the hot water then it's a tisane. However, lemon or honey added to hot water is not considered a tisane. It's called lemon-water. Or water with honey in it.
Tea can come as white, green, oolong, black, or pu-ehr. Those are the ones common in the United States currently. There are other varieties that haven't quite caught on but they are out there. All tea is the same except for the way it's prepared. Green and white teas are preserved whereas oolong and black teas have been oxidized. There are different effects as well as caffiene levels in each type of tea based on its processing. Green and white are better overall but most Americans prefer the black teas. If you are drinking tea to keep optimal health functions then stick to white and green. This does not mean it's a cure-all but great at preventing the worst of symptoms and assists with recovery quicker. That is if you have tea in your system before you become ill. Oolong is great for digestion.
Necessitea is working with a new supplier. Here are the new flavors that are available from our new friends:Read More
Necessitea does not carry the mugs in any other colors and will continue to sell them in black until they are gone.Read More
Learn how to make your own tea flavors at home.Read More
If you haven't experienced Matcha before there are a few things you should know.Read More
Brilliant. A biodegradable cup that is imbedded with seeds that will grow when the cup is discarded.
World Tea Expo is the leading tradeshow and conference focused 100% on premium teas and related products.Read More
Have you experienced a London Fog Latte yet?Read More
When ordering green tea at Starbucks they fail to mention they add a sweetener. I'm over the sugar being added to everything, especially for children. I have yet to find any kid-friendly beverages offered by Starbucks. Except milk which is questionable. Even the soy milk is suspected of being GMO so other than water what is safe?
Recently I entered a Starbucks and agreed with my 9 year old daughter that a green tea would be an acceptable choice for her. I specifically asked that they do not add the sweetener. I tasted it before I handed it to her and either they added it anyways or it just naturally comes sweet at Starbucks. As an avid green tea drinker I can honestly say there isn't much original green tea flavor in their green tea. I get it, green tea is not the favorite flavor for most people but sweetening it beyond recognition is nearly a crime. Especially when I'm trying to keep my child from becoming a diabetic.
Starbucks, you are doing it wrong.