The Healthful Elegance Of Loose Leaf Teas☕️

The Healthful Elegance Of Loose Leaf Teas☕️

Aloycia Woods
In the bustling world of beverages, loose leaf teas stand out as a delightful and healthful choice. These aromatic brews, crafted from whole tea leaves, offer a rich tapestry of flavors, scents, and wellness benefits. Let’s delve into the captivating world of loose leaf teas and explore why they deserve a cherished spot in your daily routine.

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The Benefits Of Tea For Glowing Skin

Aloycia Woods
While maintaining healthy and glowing skin involves a combination of factors, including a balanced diet, hydration, and skincare routines, certain types of teas are believed to contribute to skin health and holistic living. Here are some teas that are often associated with potential benefits for glowing skin and a breakdown of some popular options and their potential benefits:

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Why is The Right Water Temperature Important When Brewing Teas?

Aloycia Woods


Welcome To Another YoTeas Blog Post:

The right water temperature is crucial when brewing tea because it significantly influences the flavor, aroma, and overall quality of the tea. Different types of teas—green, black, white, oolong, and herbal—have unique characteristics and optimal brewing temperatures. Most people that consume teas have no idea that the water temperature is vital to the quality of the they are brewing.

Here's why water temperature matters in tea brewing:

Release of Flavors:

Green Tea: Brewing green tea at too high a temperature can result in a bitter taste. Lower temperatures (around 160-185°F or 71-85°C) are preferred to extract the delicate flavors without extracting excessive bitterness.
Black Tea: Black tea, on the other hand, benefits from higher temperatures (around 200-212°F or 93-100°C) to fully release its bold and robust flavors.
Preservation of Aromatics:

White Tea: White tea is often appreciated for its delicate and nuanced flavors. Lower water temperatures (around 160-185°F or 71-85°C) help preserve the subtle aromatics of white tea leaves.
Avoiding Bitterness:

Herbal Tea: Herbal teas, which include a wide variety of plants and herbs, may have different optimal temperatures. However, generally, using boiling water is common. Some herbs may turn bitter if steeped for too long or at too high a temperature.
Preventing Over-Extraction:

Oolong Tea: Oolong tea is partially oxidized, and the optimal temperature varies depending on the degree of oxidation. Typically, oolong teas benefit from water temperatures ranging between 185-205°F (85-96°C). This range helps prevent over-extraction while extracting the desirable flavors.

Caffeine Content:

The temperature of the water can affect the extraction of caffeine. Higher temperatures tend to extract more caffeine. If you want a lower-caffeine cup, you might choose to brew at a slightly lower temperature.
Consistency and Precision:

Precise water temperature ensures consistency in the brewing process. Tea enthusiasts often invest in kettles with temperature control settings or use thermometers to achieve the optimal temperature for specific tea types.
Tea Leaf Unfurling:

For certain types of teas, like tightly rolled oolongs or some green teas, the right water temperature helps the leaves unfurl properly, allowing for a more complete extraction of flavors.
Overall Tea Experience:

The right water temperature contributes to a more enjoyable tea-drinking experience. It allows you to savor the complexity and nuances of the tea without encountering undesirable bitter or astringent notes.

In summary, the right water temperature is integral to brewing a cup of tea that reflects the unique characteristics of the tea leaves. It ensures a harmonious balance of flavors and aromas, providing a more satisfying and enjoyable tea-drinking experience. Visit Yoteas To Explore Our Wide Variety Of Loose Leaf Teas: 

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The Art Of Tea Blending

The Art Of Tea Blending

Aloycia Woods1 comment
One of the first things I had to learn when blending various different tea types, were the different temperatures of water I would need to use for each tea type. I spent several years working and managing a national tea company before I truly understood and became comfortable with blending my teas to ensure I would always brew an amazingly delicious cup of tea.

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CBD Infused Teas (What Is CBD)

Aloycia Woods
What is CBD??? CBD is a natural, non-intoxicating and non-addictive cannabis compound that is rapidly gaining popularity as a dietary supplement due to its potentially significant therapeutic attributes.

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Tea Is Mindfullness

Aloycia Woods
When I drink a cup of tea, it's about mindfulness, meditation and relaxation, it's a moment for me to focus and center myself. Brewing and consuming loose leaf tea is a moment for us to become present, something we should all seek to do on a daily basis. 

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What Makes Oolong Teas Special

Aloycia Woods
All tea leaves contain certain enzymes, which produce a chemical reaction called oxidation. Oxidation is what turns for instance, the green tea leaves into a deep rich color.

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Are You A Lover Of Coffee Or Loose Leaf Tea???

Aloycia Woods7 comments
Are you a lover of coffee lover or loose leaf tea? That's the million dollar question... Most people who are coffee lovers can't imagine trading coffee for loose leaf tea or specifically black teas or green teas. There are different variables that's attached to this question.

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3 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Green Tea

Aloycia Woods6 comments

Most people have not yet adapted to the taste of green teas, but the truth is green teas are filled with health benefits and a variety of flavor profiles, that even a non-tea drinker can discover at least one which they can enjoy. However, the main caveat of consuming green tea is the many health benefits in every cup. Being a part of the loose leaf tea community for many years, I have had the joy of introducing many newcomers to the loose leaf tea world. And, while tea consumption is second in the world to drinking water, many have not yet discovered this incredibly healthy beverage. 

The 3 reasons you should drink loose leaf teas...  

  • A study was done with male participants who took 375-milligrams of green tea capsules for 12 weeks daily and found that it significantly reduced the “bad” cholesterol while increasing the absorption of “good” cholesterol.
  • Truth be told, most people don’t drink green tea because they love the taste. They drink it because they read that it helps with weight loss maintenance. When you really understand the benefits of drinking Green tea, you will discover that it's actually considered a “superfood”. Studies have shown that green tea effectively aids in weight loss due to its properties, in addition to a healthy diet.
  • Diabetes is something that our society is plagued with more than ever today. There is some evidence showing that drinking green tea can actually prevent diabetes.

    One study found that Japanese adults who drank more than six cups of green tea a day had a much lower risk (33 percent) of developing type 2 diabetes than those who drank a cup or less a day.

There are many more health benefits to consuming loose leaf teas, too many to mention; this is why Yoteas has embarked on a mission to help individuals 'cultivate, healthy conscious living, one brew, one sip at a time.' If you don't yet know...the loose leaf tea family includes green tea, white, Black, Pu'er, and oolong teas. If you're ready to begin your tea journey, allow the YoTeas family to help you choose. Visit us today at and explore our vast variety of all organic, all-natural loose leaf teas.

To assist you in choosing, we've also created sample packs to choose your three favorites. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate. 


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YoTeas Covid-19 Message

Aloycia Woods4 comments

To all of our present customers and new customers; with Covid-19 still present and spreading, it's so important for us to remain resilient and healthy. We at Yoteas always ensure that we maintain best practices regarding the storage and delivery of our teas. All of our teas are always stored in air-tight dark canisters to maintain the quality and freshness of our teas. We pride ourselves on the quality of how we source our teas and how we package and deliver to every customer, in addition, to hand washing, and sanitizing.

Remember, that the consumption of loose leaf tea brewing is important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, due to the high levels of antioxidants...(See Previous Articles For Addition Information On The Health Benefits.) During these challenging times let's remember to feed our bodies everything it needs to remain at optimal health. Our Mission is to continue serving you quality and hopefully in a timely manner. If we experience any difficulties in shipping times due to Covid-19, we will notify our customers immediately. In the meantime, please visit Yoteas.Com to begin your Tea Adventure. If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact us via our contact form and we will respond to your question or request within 24 hours.


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