more on TEA
What's the difference between all these teas?
Tea comes from the plant camellia sinensis, and the different types of tea depends on their oxidation level. Herbal "teas" don't contain this plant, and so they technically aren't really tea, but rather tisanes or infusions.
For Naturally Caffeinated Teas:
For Non-Caffeinated Teas:
Hold on - what about Orange Pekoe?
Safe to say, if you're looking for something with a similar flavour profile and body, we'd recommend a no-fuss black tea like our Assam or English Breakfast.
Which tea has the most caffeine then?
And how come you don't sell any decaf teas?
Similar to roasts for coffee, the more oxidized the tea is, the less caffeine it has. So white tea has the most caffeine, followed by green, then oolong, then black. However, depending on the tea and how you steep your brew, you may find the reverse to be true!
As for decaf, the process of removing caffeine severely impacts the flavour and health benefits of the tea, and still leaves some caffeine behind. For that reason, we highly recommend any of our naturally non-caffeinated teas instead.
Alternatively, you can "make" any of our caffeinated teas decaf by simply steeping the tea for 5-10 minutes in boiling hot water and throwing this first steep away. Your second steep will be much less caffeinated, and without any of the chemical processing!
How does tea compare to coffee for caffeine?
Fun fact, tea has more caffeine than coffee! If you eat the leaves whole, that is. Once brewed, coffee does contain more caffeine. However, tea also contains an amino acid called L-Theanine which studies have shown to help relax the mind while also improving mental focus. So if you're in for a long day of working, tea is the way to go. If you need to get pumped before a workout, go for the coffee.
If you find tea usually isn't strong enough, but coffee makes you too jittery, try matcha! As it's finely ground green tea, you're ingesting whole tea leaves, thus giving you a huge hit of caffeine, but thanks to our friend L-Theanine, you digest it slower, so you get an even, all-day energy boost.
So what's the deal with all this flavouring stuff?
At Steam, we make a concious effort to only offer teas that contain natural or organic flavourings. No artificial flavours here!
ORDERs & gifting
Do you offer in-store pick up?
Help! I can't find a tea I swear you used to carry.
I don't know where to start! What do you recommend?
I'm buying some tea as a present, do you offer gift wrap?
Can you package my order into separate bags?
Alternatively, can you combine my order into one bag?
Do you offer discounts on bulk orders?
We do! You might have noticed the price for 300g is already 10% off compared to 3 x 100g. And if you order 1kg, it'll be 15% off compared to 10 x 100g.
Please be aware that it may take us 1-2 business days to fulfill these larger orders due to limited stock.
For larger wholesale orders for cafes, restaurants, or retail, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.