Every tea is as individual as its diverse taste profile. And yet they all come from the same plant – black, white and green tea.
Camellia sinensis is the Latin name for the Chinese tea bush, the mother of all teas. Tea comes exclusively from the leaves, buds and delicate stems of this plant. Infusions, on the other hand, are made of fruit or herbs and should really be referred to as “tea-like products”.
Tea is generally divided into two varieties: the Chinese sinensis variety has small, delicate leaves that grow slowly. Although it produces less of a yield, it can also be cultivated in non-tropical regions. When brewed, this tea has an attractive, light colour and an aromatic mild-flowery flavour. We suggest you try our LEGEND OF PAI MU TAN to explore this variety.
Next up is the assamica variety, which was cultivated by the British and is mostly used for the production of black tea. Originating from Northeast India, the Assam area is now the largest contiguous tea growing area in the world. Assamica is characterised by its yield and strong taste – as with our STRONG ASSAM, with its intense malty-spicy character.
The wild card – herbal and fruit infusions.
In Germany, herbal and fruit infusions are even more popular than classic teas. This comes as no surprise, because with an infinite number of ingredients and combination options, each one truly has its own character. From the irresistibly fruity-creamy CREAMY STRAWBERRY and the fresh-spicy CLUB GINGER to the intense, chocolaty PURE CHOC, the new creations are so popular, they are proving to be competition for smoothies and mixed drinks – even though they are entirely caffeine-free.
When tasting Mother Nature makes you feel good.
Because if it’s sustainably produced, you can enjoy it with a clear conscience. That’s why all the ingredients of our teas and infusions bear at least one seal that only certified plantations receive - be it Fairtade, Rainforest or an organic seal or several seals at the same like our HONEY ROOIBOS. It comes from the Cederberg mountains in the Western Cape of South Africa and is certified organic and bears a Rainforest Allicance seal.