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Orders of $25 (amount after any applicable discounts) or more addressed to a physical location (sorry, no PO Boxes) within the specific DELIVERY ZONES qualify for free delivery. Our free delivery promotion applies to orders delivered within the specific delivery zones below. This DELIVERY ZONES will be expanded in neighborhood areas in the near future.
Orders less than $60 (amount after any applicable discounts) addressed to a physical location (sorry, no PO Boxes) within the United States pay only $6 a flat shipping fee. Our flat shipping fee promotion applies to orders shipped within all 50 states. In some cases, additional shipping charges may apply to Alaska and Hawaii. Please allow 1-2 business day to process and ship your order.
Orders of $60 (amount after any applicable discounts) or more addressed to a physical location (sorry, no PO Boxes) within the United States qualify for free shipping. Our free shipping promotion applies to orders shipped within all 50 states. In some cases, additional shipping charges may apply to Alaska and Hawaii. Please allow 1-2 business day to process and ship your order.
Return & Refund Policy
We want to ensure that you are completely satisfied with your purchase. If for any reason the BloomandRelaxTea has made an error with your order, you may return the product within 7 days of purchase for a refund. Otherwise, all returns will be assessed a 20% restocking fee. We do NOT accept returns on opened products—of any kind. Customer is responsible for cost of shipping the return item. Once the item is returned, undamaged, we will credit your card or account for the item less shipping and the 20% restocking fee.
How to Return: Please ship your returns using US Postal Service or UPS with a tracking option. Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received. Please note that this email will be sent to the email address provided on your original order.
White, green, oolong and black tea all originate from the same camellia sinensis plant. Their differences come from how they are processed to the desired level of oxidation. Green tea has been all the rage for its content of epigallocatechin (EGCG), a form of antioxidants associated a number of health benefits.
Most herbs have the best flavor when brewed and enjoyed as soon as possible after their processing date. Since rooibos is oxidized in a similar fashion to black tea, it is more shelf stable than some teas and herbs and can technically stay fresh and drinkable for up to two years.
Type of Teas
Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub native to Asia. After water, it is the most widely consumed drink in the world. There are many different types of tea; some teas, like Darjeeling and Chinese greens, have a cooling, slightly bitter, and astringent flavour, while others have vastly different profiles that include sweet, nutty, floral or grassy notes.
Tea originated in Southwest China, where it was used as a medicinal drink. It was popularized as a recreational drink during the Chinese Tang dynasty, and tea drinking spread to other East Asian countries. Portuguese priests and merchants introduced it to Europe during the 16th century. During the 17th century, drinking tea became fashionable among Britons, who started large-scale production and commercialization of the plant in India to bypass the Chinese monopoly.
The term herbal tea usually refers to infusions of fruit or herbs made without the tea plant, such as steeps of rosehip, chamomile, or rooibos. These are sometimes called tisanes or herbal infusions to prevent confusion with tea made from the tea plant.
Rooibos (Anglicised pronunciation: /ˈrɔɪbɒs/ ROY-bos; Afrikaans pronunciation: [rɔːibɔs], meaning “red bush”; scientific name Aspalathus linearis) is a broom-like member of the Fabaceae family of plants growing in South Africa’s fynbos.
The generic name comes from the plant Calicotome villosa, aspalathos in Greek, which has very similar growth and flowers to the rooibos plant. The specific name linearis comes from the plant’s linear growing structure and needle-like leaves.
The leaves are used to make a herbal tea called rooibos or bush tea (especially in Southern Africa) or sometimes redbush tea (especially in Great Britain). The product has been popular in Southern Africa for generations and is now consumed in many countries. It is sometimes spelled rooibosch in accordance with the old Dutch etymology.
Rooibos is a very natural beverage with a distinctive color, flavor and aroma. The amber color develops during the post harvest fermentation or oxidation process, caused by the natural enzymes in the plant. The flavor, which might take some getting used to at first, is slightly sweet and fruity. The aroma is very satisfying. Almost everyone who tries rooibos tea finds its sweet, nutty taste to be irresistible but should you not enjoy the natural rooibos flavor, there are a variety of rooibos tea types, including ones infused with flavors like berry, caramel and mint, to choose from. Rooibos tea has so many health benefits. It is 100% natural with no additives, no preservatives and no chemicals while hydrating the body and boosting the immune system. And that is just the start.
Herbal teas — less commonly called herb teas or tisanes (UK and US /tɪˈzæn/, US also /tɪˈzɑːn/) — and fruit teas are beverages made from the infusion or decoction of herbs, spices, fruits, or other plant material in hot water. They do not usually contain caffeine.
The tea industry often confusingly uses the term fruit tea to refer to what are in fact fruit-flavored black teas, not fruit teas.
Herbal teas and fruit teas should not be confused with true teas (e.g., black, green, white, yellow, oolong), which are prepared from the cured leaves of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis), as well as from decaffeinated tea, in which the caffeine has been removed.
Like beverages made from true teas, herbal teas can be served hot or cold. Documents have been recovered dating back to ancient Egypt and ancient China that discuss the enjoyment and uses of herbal teas.
Green tea is a type of tea that is made from Camellia sinensis leaves that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong and black tea. Green tea originated in China, but its production has spread to many countries in Asia.
Several varieties of green tea exist, which differ substantially because of the variety of C. sinensis used, growing conditions, horticultural methods, production processing, and time of harvest.
Tea leaves have more caffeine than coffee beans before they are brewed. Prepared, however, tea is diluted quite a bit more than most coffees. Each will vary depending on how strong you like it, though. I understand also that the caffeine content in tea is extracted during the first ten seconds of brewing.
It found that the average caffeine level in the cups of tea (black English style teas) was 40mg vs 105mg in the average cup of drip coffee. The amount of caffeine in coffee or tea depends on a number of factors, including the method and length of brewing or steeping.
The average cup of coffee has about 100 to 200 mg of caffeine. You would need to drink at least three cups of green tea to get the same amount of caffeine as one cup of coffee. In comparison, a popular anti-sleep aid has about 200 mg of caffeine per tablet.