Welcome to Doehi Tea
Doehi Tea provides some of the best loose leaf tea to brew that special cup of tea. Loose leaf teas and the tea bags one might purchase in their local grocery store are all produced from the evergreen plant of the Camellia family. The difference is the tea in the tea bags from the grocery store has smaller pieces of the tea leaves, referred to as dusts, in them. These tea bags allow for a brew time which is quick. Doehi Tea’s loose leaf teas are of a higher quality and larger pieces of the tea leaf. If you like the convenience of your tea in a bag, Doehi Tea sells some of the finest tea bags to go along with your loose leaf tea.
Loose leaf tea is not just a hot beverage for you to enjoy, it is known for it’s health benefits. Some studies have shown that some teas may help with cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other serious illnesses. They may also encourage weight loss; lower cholesterol; and bring about mental alertness. Tea also appears to have antimicrobial qualities. Nothing beats a warm cup of tea to start off your day, that is why Doehi Tea is dedicated to providing you with the finest loose leaf teas for your pleasure.
Are you in the market to buy loose leaf tea? Check out Doehi Tea’s wonderful selections of classic tea, herbal tea, green tea, chai tea, rooibos tea, black tea, oolong tea, fruit tea, mate tea, white tea, and even caffeine free tea.
Looking for that special tea accessory? You need to check out Doehi Tea’s tea cups, tea storage, teapots, tea gift sets, and tea making accessories.
Types of Teas
Whether its black tea, green tea, oolong tea, or white tea, they all come from the same basic plant, the Camellia Sinensis (native to Asia and over 3,000 varieties). What makes the differences in teas comes from the geography (where it’s grown), the growing conditions, and how the tea is processed.
The black tea goes through the longest processing. After picking the leaves they are sun dried to the point of being slightly wilted. This precedes the process of oxidation where all the water evaporates out of the leaves and the leaves absorb oxygen out of the air. This process causes the colors of the leaves to be dark brown or black and results in a very robust flavoring of the black tea when appropriately brewed.
Green teas have undergone a minimal oxidation process. The green tea varieties differ greatly depending on the growing conditions, horticulture, how it’s processed and when it is harvested. After picking, the leaves are slightly allowed to wither slightly stopping the oxidation process abruptly and the leaves are fired (rapidly heated). This causes the green teas to have less caffeine than the black teas and gives tem a more subtle flavor with varying undertones. Over the years scientists have been closely studying the effects of green tea for health benefits.
The oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea. It has a unique process where the leaves are withered under the sun and oxidized before being curled and twisted. The degree of fermentation depends on which variety it is and the production style. Oolong tea tastes vary depending on the sub variety. The taste of the oolong tea can be sweet and fruity with aromas of honey, green and fresh with aromas of bouquet or woody and thick with roasted aromas. It all depends on how it was produced and the horticulture. The different varieties of oolong tea are processed differently yet the leaves are either rolled into long curly leaves or “wrap-curled” into small beads with a tail. The caffeine content in oolong teas are between the green and black teas. The oolong tea has a fresh fruit (or flower) aroma compared to the robust black tea or subtle green tea.
The white tea comes from the younger leaves (delicate buds) of the Camellia Sinensis plant. The fine silvery-white hairs on the buds are where the “white tea” gets its name. After picking the buds, they are allowed to wither under the sun and are lightly processed to prevent oxidation, preserving the characteristic flavor of the tea. This is the most delicate of all the tea and has a natural sweetness. The white tea should be brewed at a very low temperature with a short steeping time. This tea produces the lowest amount of caffeine.
Make sure to order some loose leaf tea by Doehi Tea today and start enjoying our Tea Blends of the world.
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