Like wine, tea comes from one bush, and depending on the region, weather conditions, soil, and particular crafting of farmer and artisan, the tea leaf will blossom into one of only a few different types of tea: White, Green, Oolong, Black or Pu-erh Tea. To simplify, we have provided an oxidation chart—an abridged outline of how the tea types are different. Basically, the more oxidized the tea leaf, the more caffeine. Therefore, White teas have the least amount of caffeine, while fully-fermented Black Pu-erh teas have the most caffeine.
Herbal botanicals and fruit infusions are referred to as Tisanes. Herbal blends are not only great for nighttime rituals, they are also used by many for their distinct medicinal benefits.
Why try tea? Just as coffee is becoming more artisanal and people consider where their beans come from and how they are produced, so is tea. When it comes to an alternative for coffee, it has so many varieties in taste, levels of caffeine, and health benefits; it is nearly impossible to not find one Steeping Leaf tea that suits the unique experience you seek.