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High quality of tea is made from the bud and / or first set of leaves on the plant during the first and second flush. Mass produced teabags are made from older broken leaves of late season harvest.

Tea is a beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrubnative to Asia. After water, it is the most widely consumed drink in the world. There are many different types of teas and they are used for a variety of reasons. Some teas are use to aid sleeping, others are for alertness, while many drink tea for its health benefits. Simply put, with so many varieties of teas, there is a cup that suits every person. Find your favorite variety of tea by exploring our website.


Tea Leaves

OOLONG TEA

Somewhere in between black and green tea production lies the truth about oolong tea, which is partly-oxidized tea. Whereas the green tea is not oxidized at all and the black tea is fully oxidized, the oolong tea varies from very light oxidization up to heavy oxidization and characteristics of a black tea.

In study, those given antioxidants from oolong tea were found to have lower bad cholesterol levels.

GREEN TEA

The freshly plucked leafs of the tea plant camelia sinesis must be heating directly after harvest, to prevent the leaves from oxidization and becoming black tea. Traditionally heating in iron pans in China, the Japanese have developed a hot water steam heating to prevent the tea from burning. Both methods create a distinct flavor for each region, that can vary from light, floral, sweet to full bodied and slightly toasted.

Green tea's antioxidants may prevent clogging of the arteries, burn fat, counteract oxidative stress on the brain, reduce risk of stroke and improve cholesterol levels.

BLACK TEA

One of the most known varieties of tea is black tea. It is made from the plant camelia sinensis / assamica and amongst the most popular in Europe and North America. After harvest, the tea leafs are allowed to oxidize to the fullest, so that the freshly plucked leaves slowly turn brownish and darker. The flavor is usually stronger than other types of tea, but can also vary from light and floral himalayan first flush to strong and malty assam teas.

Black tea may protect lungs from damage caused by exposure to cigarette smoke. It may also reduce the risk of strokes.

WHITE TEA

Coming from the same plant as green and black tea, white tea is the one with the least human effect during production. Only the youngest and most fragile buds are harvested by hand and left to dry under the sun. No oxidization or heating is done to preserver the full natural character of the white tea. The name derives from the fuzzy white appearance of the young tea leaves.

White tea has the most potent anticancer properties compared to more processed teas.


Coffee Beans

Our coffee is only roasted in small batches every time. We roast to order and never hold inventory for more than a week. The result is a fragrant and fresh coffee bean, roasted to perfection with exacting specifications. Handcrafted from beginning to end, we still believe in the old way of doing things with dedication and passion for our craft.

All of our coffee is sourced and selected from the finest organic coffee in the world. We specialize in medium roast, taking each coffee variety to its peak of individual perfection.

We have perfected a proprietary blend of Colombian, Indonesian, African, and Guatemalan beans for their rich flavor full body and sweet finish.

Anyone can roast a coffee bean from green to brown, but Cafe& Te's beans are roasted with passion, dedication, hard work, and love our craft.

Light Roast:

The beans are done with their first crack and almost ready to start cracking again for the final second crack. At this level the coffee flavor and aroma are balanced and very complex. Not too strong, not too light. I recommend this level if you like to drink your coffee with no cream sugar or anything else. Just plain coffee.

Medium Roast:

This level is good if you like your coffee with milk, cream or any either flavor. I would recommend it if you like strong plain coffee.

Dark Roast:

This is the most common espresso roast level. This roasting level occurs about a approximately 3 minutes after the second crack.