Tea 101

Here at Smith, class is always in session. Dive into the mystical world of tea and learn the ins and outs and upside downs of the world’s most popular beverage. See that? You’ve already learned something new.

Most of our teas have a shelf life of 2 years. Dry tea leaves that are kept dry will not spoil or go bad, but will simply lose flavor and aroma after the best by date.
While many think full leaf teas are reserved for only loose tea enjoyment, we deliver that same full leaf quality tea drinking experience in plant-based sachets that provide the leaves room to properly express their wonderful flavor.  
Caffeine is naturally occurring in the tea plant, known as Camellia sinensis, and will be found across all tea categories: white, green, oolong, black & fermented. Caffeine and its associated compounds are used as the tea plant's powerful and natural defense against insects.
We are often asked about the health benefits of consuming tea. As you may know, Smith Teamaker is a tea...