FAQs
Where are Herbal Cup teas made?

ALL of our Herbal Cup Tea products are proudly made in the USA!

Are Herbal Cup teas vegan and gluten friendly?

We are proud to say that ALL of our teas are gluten and Vegan friendly. We do not use any nuts or animal products.

How do I brew Herbal Cup Tea?

Use freshly boiled hot water. For maximum benefit leave teabag in cup, gently squeeze to release any remaining extract. Enjoy this tea as warm as possible. Add honey or sweetener if needed.

 

You can also find brewing directions on the bottom of our boxes or look to the back of our boxes for a small diagram of instructions.

Can I drink Herbal Cup Tea cold or iced?

Herbal Cup Teas are made based principles of Ayurveda, where drinking teas hot provide the best health and digestive benefits. However, should you choose to drink our teas cold you will still receive the same benefits as long as you follow our brewing instructions first

 

Instructions to prepare an iced or cool version of Herbal Cup Tea:

 

Use freshly boiled hot water. For maximum benefit leave teabag in cup then gently squeeze to release any remaining extract.

 

After the tea bag has steeped for at least 5 minutes, you may allow it to cool down or chill in the refrigerator. Once your tea has cooled down to your desired temperature, you may add sweeteners, lemon or ice if needed.

Do Herbal Cup teas contain caffeine?

The vast majority of Herbal Cup Teas do not contain caffeine with the exception of the following teas:


Black Tea – Cinnamon Vanilla
Black Tea – Pumpkin Spice
Black Tea – Cranberry Apple Spice
Black Tea – Cranberry Orange Spice
Black Tea – Cranberry Pomegranate 
Matcha – Ginger Green Tea
Matcha – Lemon Green Tea
Matcha – Moringa Green Tea

Imported Organic Matcha Power from Japan - 4oz pouch

Do the Matcha teas contain Caffeine?

Yes. Matcha is a type of green tea, and green tea contains caffeine.

Because Matcha is made from crushed whole tea leaves, the caffeine content is somewhat higher than that of bagged tea. In fact, the Matcha caffeine levels can actually equal half the level of a black cup of coffee. When comparing Matcha's caffeine to steeped green tea you receive 31.8 mg caffeine in regular green tea and 68mg of caffeine in Ceremonial Matcha.

Keep in mind, caffeine isn't bad for you in moderate amounts and is actually beneficial in the form of Matcha. It's a mild stimulant that naturally occurs in a variety of plants, beans, fruits and nuts. The caffeine in Matcha actually can help to boost your metabolism by as much as 40%, while helping to regulate blood sugar levels.

Matcha green tea is prepared as a powder and whisked into hot water, a method which releases the caffeine into the body gradually over 6-8 hours. Swapping regular tea or coffee for Matcha green tea lattes will result in sustained energy and increased focus without giving you the shakes or a caffeine crash later in the day. 

Caffeine/Theine:

 

All teas derived from the tea plant (camellia sinensis) contain Caffeine, sometimes referred to as Theine. Because Matcha consists of the entire tea leaf in a powdered form, it is relatively high in Caffeine. The typical serving size of Matcha varies from ½ teaspoon to 1 teaspoon, or 1 to 2 grams of Matcha. Your actual caffeine consumption can vary from 34 to about 68mg, whether you use ½ tsp or 1 tsp. 

What are Herbal cup Tea teabags made from?

All our tea bags are not made from any plastic but are made with sustainably farmed abacá leaves and pulp. 

 

Abacá leaves (Musa textilis) from the Philippines are a member of the banana family (Musaceae). The abacá tree sends up multiple stalks from a central root to produce thick, fibrous leaves.  

Does Herbal Cup Tea online ship outside of the USA?

Herbal Cup Tea currently does not ship outside of the USA. However, for special inquiries you may contact us at herbalcuptea@gmail.com and we will get back to you swiftly!

Are Herbal Cup teas organic?

All of Herbal Cup teas have been certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCFO).

More information at: https://www.ccof.org/

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