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The Fermentation of Pu-erh Tea

Posted by Bianca Medina on

  Pu-erh comes from the small evergreen tree, known as Camellia sinensis. It can be cultivated around the world in sunny climates that have rich moist growing soils. It is native to the southern and eastern portions of Asia, and typically associated with China’s Yunnan province.   History: Over the years, many methods of drying, frying, aging, mellowing, rolling, and forming tea leaves have been tried and perfected. In the making of pu-erh, tea leaves are first withered to begin the initial break down which eliminates some of the grassy taste associated with fresh foliage. So that the leaves don’t rot,...

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How to Brew Tea

Posted by Olivia Maki on

  This handy chart gives the basics on learning how to brew tea depending on what type you are drinking. Spicely loves loose organic tea because the quality is obvious. Click here see our entire tea collection.

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Benefits of Loose Leaf Tea

Posted by Melissa Lopez on

  People have been drinking loose leaf tea for centuries. Yet most modern consumers have very little experience brewing and enjoying a cup of traditional loose tea, instead opting for a quick cup brewed using the conventional tea bags found in mainstream grocery stores. The common misconception is that loose leaf tea is inconvenient and time-consuming. However, brewing loose leaf tea isn’t as labor-intensive as you might think and results in a better tasting and more flavorful cup of tea. Firstly, conventional tea bags are often filled with tea dust rather than full tea leaves, impacting the quality of your...

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Valentine's Day: Organic White Love Tea

Posted by Admin Spicely on

  The least processed of all types of tea, white tea derives from the Camellia sinensis plant. Many tea drinkers gravitate towards it for its light, clean taste, as well as its high antioxidant levels, which are often claimed to fight cancer. The name “white tea” derives from the silvery hairs on the unopened buds, which give the plant a whitish appearance. White peony tea, otherwise known as Bai Mudan, is a sweet, mild variant consisting of immature buds and leaves. Spicely Organics’ White Love Tea features organic white peony blended with organic rose petals, organic lavender and organic peppermint....

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Pu-erh Spicy Ginger Chai

Posted by Bianca Medina on

  In many parts of the world, the word chai simply means tea. In India, a popular version of chai is brewed by boiling assam tea leaves with milk, sugar, and cardamom. Over the years however, there have been many interpretations of this spicy drink. We have created a spiced beverage with all the goodness of ingredients sourced from their origin, one of our favorite flavors is Organic Pu-erh Spicy Ginger Chai. It’s a deliciously spiced beverage that can be enjoyed alone or enhanced by adding milk and sweetener.   This chai blend, with a base of Pu-erh tea, has a...

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