FAQ's About Tea

I can buy tea online for cheaper. Why should I buy from Brewed Leaf?  

There are a few reasons why you might want to buy tea from Brewed Leaf, even if you can find it cheaper elsewhere.

  • Quality: Brewed Leaf sources its tea leaves from the best tea estates in India and abroad, and hand-picks them to ensure the highest quality. They also have a team of expert tea tasters who ensure that their tea is consistently delicious.
  • Variety: Brewed Leaf offers a wide variety of teas, including Darjeeling tea, Assam tea, Green tea, White tea, Black tea, and Herbal tea. They also have a line of specialty teas, such as their 7 Spice Masala Chai and their Chamomile Tea.
  • Freshness: Brewed Leaf is committed to freshness. They package their tea in small batches to ensure that it is as fresh as possible when you receive it.
  • Convenience: Buying tea online from Brewed Leaf is convenient and easy. You can browse their selection of teas at your leisure, and your order will be shipped directly to your door.

In addition to these reasons, Brewed Leaf also offers a number of other benefits, such as:

  • Free shipping on orders over ₹500: This is a great way to save money on your purchase, especially if you are buying a large quantity of tea.
  • Easy returns: If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you can easily return it for a full refund.
  • Excellent customer service: Brewed Leaf has a reputation for excellent customer service. If you have any questions or concerns, you can be sure that they will be happy to help.

Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to buy tea from Brewed Leaf is up to you. However, if you are looking for high-quality, fresh, and convenient tea, Brewed Leaf is a great option to consider.

  Where do you ship and pack your teas from?                                 

We pack our teas in Siliguri, the heart of the tea-growing region in India, located just one and a half hours away from Darjeeling.

Why is whole leaf tea better than other teas?

Whole leaf tea is better than other teas for a number of reasons:

  • Flavor: Whole leaf tea has a more complex and nuanced flavor than other teas. This is because the whole leaves contain more of the tea plant's natural oils and antioxidants.
  • Freshness: Whole leaf tea is typically fresher than other teas. This is because it is less processed and does not contain any fillers or additives.
  • Health benefits: Whole leaf tea contains more of the tea plant's natural health benefits than other teas. This is because the whole leaves contain more of the tea plant's antioxidants and other beneficial compounds.
  • Sustainability: Whole leaf tea is more sustainable than other teas. This is because it produces less waste and requires less energy to produce.

In addition to these reasons, whole leaf tea is also more versatile than other teas. It can be brewed multiple times, and it can also be used to make iced tea, tea lattes, and other tea-based beverages.

Here is a comparison of whole leaf tea to other types of tea:

Type of tea Description Pros Cons
Whole leaf tea Tea made from whole, unbroken leaves More complex flavor, fresher, more health benefits, more sustainable, more versatile More expensive
Tea bags Tea made from broken leaves and fannings (small pieces of leaves) Less expensive, convenient Less flavorful, less fresh, fewer health benefits, less sustainable, less versatile
Instant tea Tea that has been dried and powdered Very convenient, very inexpensive Least flavorful, least fresh, fewest health benefits, least sustainable, least versatile

Overall, whole leaf tea is the best type of tea to choose if you are looking for the best flavor, freshness, health benefits, sustainability, and versatility.

Do all teas have caffeine? I want a beverage with no caffeine.

No, not all teas have caffeine. Some teas, such as herbal teas, are naturally caffeine-free. Other teas, such as black tea and green tea, contain caffeine, but the amount of caffeine varies depending on the type of tea and how it is brewed.

Here is a list of some popular caffeine-free teas:

  • Chamomile tea
  • Ginger tea
  • Hibiscus tea
  • Lavender tea
  • Peppermint tea
  • Rooibos tea
  • Rosehip tea
  • Turmeric tea

You can also find decaffeinated versions of black tea and green tea.

In addition to tea, there are a number of other caffeine-free beverages that you may enjoy, such as:

  • Water
  • Fruit juice
  • Vegetable juice
  • Coconut water
  • Milk
  • Soy milk
  • Almond milk
  • Decaffeinated coffee
  • Herbal coffee

If you are looking for a beverage with no caffeine, be sure to check the label to make sure that it is caffeine-free. Many popular beverages, such as soda and energy drinks, contain caffeine.

I hope this helps!

 What’s the best way to store fresh tea?

The best way to store fresh tea is to keep it in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. This will help to preserve the tea's flavor and aroma.

Here are some specific tips for storing different types of tea:

  • Loose leaf tea: Store loose leaf tea in a glass or tin container with a tight-fitting lid. Avoid using plastic containers, as they can absorb the tea's flavor and aroma.
  • Tea bags: Tea bags can be stored in their original packaging, or in an airtight container. If you are storing tea bags in their original packaging, make sure to squeeze out any excess air before sealing the package.
  • Instant tea: Instant tea can be stored in its original packaging, or in an airtight container.

It is important to store tea away from heat, light, and moisture. Heat and light can break down the tea's flavor compounds, and moisture can cause the tea to mold.

Here are some additional tips for storing tea:

  • Do not store tea in the refrigerator. The cold air in the refrigerator can cause the tea to absorb moisture and lose its flavor.
  • Do not store tea near strong odors. Tea can easily absorb odors from other foods and beverages.
  • If you are storing tea for a long period of time, consider freezing it. Frozen tea can be stored for up to 6 months.

When you are ready to brew tea, thaw it overnight in the refrigerator.

 What is the problem the startup is solving?

Brewed Leaf is a new age tea brand. We believe in redefining how tea is being produced in the country and the world. What we do is gather the freshest leaves from your favorite tea estates from the east and spread the freshness across the globe. It takes between 10-15 weeks for tea, once produced, to reach the consumer. No one seems to have stopped to ask why, or attempt a more efficient system. We chose to ask questions. We did away with the long supply chain, reducing it from five stages to two. We have become the single link between producers and a global consumer base. The happy consequence is a better price for a much better tea. The main issue that we are addressing is the fact that not too many companies or organizations are working towards redesigning this process of tea production. We want to bring a change because we believe that everyone is entitled to enjoy freshness and a promise of health with every sip of their tea. Since tea is an indispensable part of our culture that we have come to adore, it is only right to share that love and appreciation with everyone. What’s your preference? Darjeeling tea, Assam tea, imported tea or anything else? Don’t fret because we got your preference covered! 

How does your startup propose to solve this problem?

One thing that Brewed Leaf is not afraid of promising is Quality. Our leaves are hand-picked by experts from boutique tea estates from the best tea-producing parts of India. From the actual tea to the elite packaging, we believe that handmade is best made. Also, you can trust us with the best Quality controls to give you the healthiest and the freshest cup of tea your heart will ever long for. At Brewed Leaf, we bring you the freshness of tea directly from the Tea gardens to your cup! Our tea comes from the gardens and then tasted by our very own expert tea tasters with avid experience in the field. The tea is then selected on the basis of the taste analysis, covered in handmade packaging and sent to our warehouses. From here, the tea makes its journey to the consumers, whose satisfaction is our goal. We want to reduce the production time and preserve the freshness of the tea gardens until the very end, which is a consumer’s cup. William A. Foster once said, “Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” We believe that our product quality speaks for itself and it shows just how much efforts we are willing to put to change the dynamics of the tea industry in the world. 

What is the uniqueness of your solution?

We believe that a fresh cup of brewed tea when made with love, has the power to revitalize the human spirit; enhance the mind and bring balance to the soul. When one wakes up in the morning, comes back tired from work or even wants to sit leisurely and watch the sunset, the heart craves for something fresh that can not only soothe one’s palate, but also rejuvenate the soul. We want that something to be a cup of tea, because be it the rich or the poor, everyone enjoys a cup of tea. Another important thing that sets us apart is our varied range of products. From regular Assam Tea to elite blends like Blue Tea and Matcha Green Tea, we want to cater to every single variant of the tea drinking population out there.