Small Tin – 1.0 oz (Approx 9 cups)
Large Tin – 4.0 oz (Approx 32 cups)
Ingredients- Camillia sinensis
Instructions: Add 2 tsp tea per 8 oz. cup. Pour hot water over tea. Steep for 4 minutes.
There are four main types of tea: black, oolong, green, and white, all of which originate from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. Specific processing techniques are responsible for the differences in flavor between these four varieties. Tea is usually picked by hand twice a year, once in the early spring and once in summer. Immediately after it is picked, oxidation begins to occur (oxidation is the process that takes place when oxygen molecules come in contact with any type of substance). It is this oxidation process that leads to the different types of tea.
Green tea is withered, rolled and dried, but the oxidation process is removed. The exclusion of this step is what preserves the tea’s color. Green teas have a cool, light flavor and are packed with anti-oxidants.