What are Botanicals?

This group of botanicals  is meant to be combined with tea, in order to enhance the flavor or introduce medicinal benefits. Combine Botanicals together with the tea of your choice to create a unique tea that’s perfect for you. If you have any additional questions, feel free to as ask us.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF BOTANICALS

2737 B.C.
Tea was first discovered by the second emperor Shen Nung in China.
618-907 A.D.
During the T'ang Dynasty tea becomes the most popular drink in China
1650 A.D.
Tea was first recorded being imported in the US into the dutch settlement of New Amsterdam, later renamed New York, where it gained popularity.
1670 A.D.
It wasn't until 2 decades later, after tea was being imported into Amsterdam, that the English colonist of Boston became aware of it. Where it soon took off in a craze.

HOW TO STEEP

Some botanicals can be steeped or used as seasoning. See individual items for details!

Save Your Leaves

Dependent on botanical.

Botanicals

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About Us

Cup of Tea is your community tea house.  If you are looking for loose-leaf tea and ways to steep it, we have everything you need. You can also enjoy a pot of hot tea, a glass of iced tea, or a custom tea latte in our shop or on the go.
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