Tea Info Center

Welcome to Teavana's Tea Info Center. Here you'll find articles related to tea and its health benefits, the history of tea and tea parties, plus various other topics on making and drinking tea, particularly loose leaf tea.

New To Tea?

Tea has been consumed for several thousand years. And more tea is consumed each year around the world than any other beverage. So why not try out nature's most delicious resource? If you are new to tea, let us help you select some delicious gourmet teas based on your taste and health preferences. Read more

Loose Tea Basics

Types of Tea
All tea is produced from a plant called Camellia sinensis. The different varieties of teas only vary by the region where it was grown, the time of year picked, and the processing method. Read more

Serving Tea

Serving Tea
There are many ways to serve and enjoy tea.  Asia, where tea was first discovered, has its own unique traditions of serving tea. In China, tea serving customs are used frequently for occasions like family gatherings, weddings, and Read more

Tea History

History of Tea
The history of tea is fascinating and offers great insight into the history of our world. Since tea was first discovered in China, it has traveled the world conquering the thirsts of virtually every country on the planet. Read more

Tea Brewing Tips

How to Make Tea
Tea brewing is a simple process involving just a few key pieces of equipment, mainly, a tea kettle and tea pot, or a tea maker. You may want to consider using an electric tea kettle to control water temperature. Read more

More Tea Brewing Tips

Tea Products Explained

Japanese Tetsubin Teapots
Use of the cast iron teapot, or tetsubin teapot, became common in Japan around the time Sencha Green Tea was introduced between the 17th and 18th centuries. But originally, these Japanese tetsubins were used for boiling water, Read more

Fun With Tea

Blending Teas
Tea blending is the creative experience of mixing more than one type of tea together for a unique taste, aroma or health benefit. Read more