What is Shrub Tea?

If you are looking for something caffeine free, healthy, and playful, we’ve got a shrub tea for you! Rooibos is a naturally decaffeinate tea from the Cederberg mountains of South Africa. It is  also known as the “red bush” and harvested manually during summer. It is rich in minerals and antioxidants.

The “cousin” to rooibos is honeybush, which is found in a couple of our shrub tea blends. The name, honeybush, comes from the honey-like smell of the flowers. It tastes similar to rooibos, but with a sweeter, more smooth flavor.

Another “shrub” we showcare is Lapacho, which doesn’t comes from a shrub. Lapacho is the inner bark from the Pau d’ Arco tree, found in Central and South America. It is said to have healing properties; we just like the taste. If it makes us feel better, then aren’t we the lucky ones? 

The last “shrub we showcase is Lapacho, which isn’t really a shrub. Lapacho is the inner bark from the Pau d’ Arco tree, found in Central and South America. It is said to have healing properties; we just like the taste. If it makes us feel better, then aren’t we the lucky ones?

A BRIEF HISTORY OF SHRUB TEA

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

Steep at 205° degrees for 5 minutes.

Save Your Leaves

This loose leaf tea can be re-steeped twice.

Shrub Tea

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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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