What is Tea?

Tea is a drink that is produced from the combination of cured leaves of the Camellia Sinensis (tea) plant with hot water. Tea is the second most popular beverage in the world, after water. The Camellia Sinensis plant thrives growing in tropical and sub-tropical climates, hence its origins on the continents of Asia and Africa.

There are six main types of tea, all of which come from the Camellia sinensis bush: black, oolong, green, white, yellow and pu-erh.

How much caffeine does tea contain?

Caffeine’s popularity as a natural stimulant is unparalleled. The amount of caffeine in tea can vary significantly. It is quite difficult to gauge how much caffeine is in tea because it depends on so many factors, from its growing environment to how it is brewed.

Tisanes or “herbal teas” are usually caffeine-free. Similarly, teas blended with other ingredients (such as mint green teas or masala chai) will often have lower caffeine levels than unblended teas.

Tea definitely offers more choices in terms of the amount of caffeine while still enjoying its many health benefits. You can easily increase or decrease your caffeine intake depending on your tea variant. So go ahead, pour yourself a cup or two and enjoy!

We realize that some of our customers have concerns about caffeine. If you know that you are sensitive to caffeine, we suggest that you contact your healthcare provider for advice.

Do herbal teas contain caffeine?

Herbal teas such as butterfly blue tea or chamomile are made from plants and botanicals that are not related to the Camellia sinensis plant. Herbal infusions are naturally caffeine-free, with a few exceptions. If you are looking for a tea to drink at night, herbal tea is a good choice.

Are there really any health benefits gained from drinking tea?

Tea has many health benefits such as reducing your risk of heart disease, protecting your bones, weight loss, and high amounts of antioxidants. The main health-promoting substances in tea are polyphenols, in particular catechins and epicatechins. Studies Suggest these molecules have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and have found that tea drinkers are at lower risk for diabetes and possibly cardiovascular disease.

However, we do not make any health claims regarding health benefits for Moksa Teas. The information is not intended to replace the advice or diagnosis of a physician. If you have any specific questions about any medical matter you should consult your doctor or healthcare provider. We are not able to give any advice regarding health issues.

What is the difference between drinking loose leaf tea and tea bags?

There are a number of differences between loose leaf tea and tea bags, mostly centering around flavor and aroma. The difference between the tea leaves themselves is that tea bags must use very small pieces of leaves (often referred to as “dust and fannings”) to fit in a bag. These pieces of leaves, unlike loose-leaf, do not expand much, if at all. When leaves are allowed to expand, they usually deliver a smoother flavor. Most tea bags constrain the tea leaves, keeping them from expanding to their full flavor and aroma potential.

Although not every day allows you the time and tools needed to make loose leaf tea, that doesn’t mean you need to compromise quality for convenience.

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What does "all-natural" mean?

Moksa Tea products are all-natural, meaning the natural flavors or natural flavoring used have been derived from plant sources. There are no artificial flavorings, colors, sweeteners or preservatives used in our products, and in most cases, there has not been any alteration in vitamin or mineral nutrient content due to the natural flavoring process.

How do I know the quality of Tea?

There are thousands of great teas to be discovered, and the best way to learn about tea is to experience it. When it comes to tea, there is a big difference between good tea and great tea. With loose leaf teas, contents are not hidden and disclosed within a tea bag. All ingredients are exposed to the viewer to see. So you don’t have to be an expert on tea to separate the real from the fake. You can simply see, smell, taste, and touch tea to test its quality.

Are your products organic?

Moksa Tea sources its teas, herbs, and spices from the finest sources around the world. In addition to our conventional teas, Moksa Tea offers a variety of organic teas. Our conventional, Organic are all-natural and are made without any artificial ingredients.

Moksa Teas are grown free of any synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides and are appropriately certified and labeled to reflect these practices.

We are committed to producing our products in a manner that is sustainable for the planet and healthy for our consumers. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure the finest quality ingredients are utilized and that procurement is managed in an environmentally responsible and ethical manner.

What is the difference between Oolong tea and Black tea?

A lot of people believe that oolong tea is a type of black tea. This isn’t true. Like all teas, oolong is also made from the Camellia Sinensis tea plant. However, each tea type is processed in a different way. The processing methods used for black teas result in fully oxidized leaves. On the other hand, oolong teas are only partially oxidized. They’re also known as ‘semi-oxidized’ teas.

Oolong is a tea that has gone through 25–75% oxidation, which includes, withering, rustling, frying, shaping, roasting, baking, depends on the region and plant cultivars.

Black tea leaves are fully oxidized under measured temperature and humidity. The high level of oxidation of the leaves gives black tea its strong color

How should tea be stored?

Tea should always be stored in a cool dry place. The best container is airtight and dark. Avoid plastic containers as these can taint the tea and allow light in. If stored correctly tea can maintain its quality for over a year but it’s always best to have the freshest tea available.

How much tea should I use?

Our loose tea comes with suggested quantities to use. Most of our tea bags have enough tea in them to make 2 cups of tea as opposed to most tea bags which are 1 bag per cup. Remember if you want a stronger cup of tea you should use more tea and not – just brew for longer!

How long should I brew my tea?

All our teas come with a brewing guide to help with brewing times. The time suggested is only a guide and after a while you can experiment with brewing times to end up with the perfect cup of tea to suit your own taste.

How many calories do the teas have?

Any tea which is consumed without milk and sugar is Zero calories. It is the healthiest beverage after water.

What do hemp hearts taste like?

They have a pleasantly nutty taste, somewhat like a combination of sunflower seed and a pine nut but a softer texture.

What are the storage instructions for hemp hearts?

It is best to refrigerate an opened packet of hemp hearts as it preserves the nutritional content. If unopened, they can be stored in a cool dry place.

What is the recommended daily intake for hemp hearts?

3-5 tablespoons per day is ideal as it provides you the energy to work throughout the day. But it also depends on the age, weight and the activity one indulges in.

Are Moksa Hemp Hearts raw?

Yes, Moksa Hemp Hearts are raw. We use a mechanical method to remove the shell from the seeds to make hemp hearts and store them under refrigerated conditions.

How are hemp seeds different from flax or other seeds?

The ratio of EFAs (essential fatty acids) in hemp seeds is 4:1 omega 6 over omega 3, which is the ideal ratio for human health. On the other hand, seeds like flax have an opposite ratio of 1:4. Also, consuming other sources of EFAs like flax, regularly may lead to EFA imbalances in the body.

Globule edistin is a protein only found in hemp seeds, which is similar to a protein found in human blood plasma. Also, it is one of the very few plants to have considerable amounts of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which may help in analysing many diseases.

Are hemp food products safe for everyone?

Hemp seeds, hearts, oil and protein are food sources for human consumption but they should be taken in regulated amounts. As they are all gluten-free, pesticide-free, vegan and soy-free, they can be consumed by anyone and everyone regardless of their allergies or
being a vegetarian. Plus, they might help reverse the side effects of certain health problems like diabetes and heart diseases.

What is hemp seed oil?

Hemp seed oil is produced from the seeds of hemp plant, Cannabis sativa, by cold-pressing them to keep the nutrient value intact.

Can hemp seed oil be used in cooking?

Although it is best to use raw but it can be used in any way one deems fit.

Can hemp products cause intoxication?

No, hemp product do not cause intoxication because THC which is the psychoactive compound is present in a very negligible amount. It is backed by validated results which prove that the amount of THC is within safe limits.

Can pregnant women consume hemp products?

It is better to consult a physician before consuming hemp products by pregnant women.

Can children consume hemp products?

It is advisable to consult a physician and considering the child’s age and weight for determining portion sizes.

What is the correct dosage of hemp products?

The dosage of these products depends on the age, weight and the type of activity that one indulges in.

Where did hemp originally come from?

Hemp plant is indigenous to the Himalayan foothills. It is from there that its awareness and knowledge spread to the world.

Why should one consume hemp?

Hemp is a high quality plant-based protein along with being the most sustainable and versatile plant resource. It is packed with nutrients like omega 3 & 6, Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Essential fatty acids, minerals and dietary fibre.

How is hemp protein different from other proteins like whey and soy?

Whey protein is animal based and difficult to digest. Soy protein, although being plant-based, can cause allergies to some people. Hemp protein is a high quality plant based protein which is easily digestible and does not cause any allergies. Also, it has all the 9 essential amino acids required by our body.