Tasty and healing, tea is thought to be healthier than water, considering the copious amount of antioxidants it contains. Simply Natural brings you close to 30 types of organic teas, all grown without any artificial fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides, and have been given time to fully develop their distinct flavours in their unique growth environment.
1. Caffeine vs Caffeine-free/ Teas vs Tisanes
True teas come from the Camellia sinensis plant and the most commonly known example would be green tea. Teas made from Camellia sinensis plants, such as Simply Natural’s Organic Green Tea and Darjeeling Tea (which is a kind of black tea) are considered true teas and contain caffeine.On the other hand, herbal tea or we should call it tisane, is any plant-derived drink other than true tea. It can come from a water-based infusion of herbs, spices, flowers, leaves, etc and usually does not contain caffeine. Though most herbal teas are caffeine-free, there is an exception- Yerba Mate Tea that is made from caffeine-containing ingredients- Ilex paraguariensis plant.
- Teas with caffeine: Organic Green Tea, Organic Green Tea with Mint, Organic Happy Valley Darjeeling Tea, Organic Yerba Mate Tea, Organic Toasted Yerba Mate Tea
- Teas without caffeine: All the other flavours not mentioned above
2. Teas for beginners
For tea beginners, you could be overwhelmed by some teas with naturally astringent or strong herbal flavour. So our pick for beginners would be Organic Chamomile Tea with pleasant light floral aroma, Organic Hibiscus Tea with cranberry-like tart fruity flavour, Organic Peppermint Tea with refreshing minty taste and lastly our Organic Tropical Wonders made from the perfect trio of lemongrass, mulberry leaves and pandan leaves with its refreshing scent and flavour. These teas contain no caffeine at all and are suitable for those hesitant to drink tea due to its caffeine content.
- Teas for beginners: Organic Chamomile Tea, Organic Hibiscus Tea, Organic Peppermint Tea and Organic Tropical Wonders
3. Teas for health
Teas are generally healthy, and some drink teas for specific health benefits. Caffeine-containing teas are best for improving energy and alertness and are suitable to be drunk in the morning. Generally, true teas are believed to be ‘cooling’. Nevertheless, the properties of herbal teas depend on the ingredients they are being made from. For example, teas made from mulberry leaf and bitter gourd are extremely cooling and recommended to be drunk to expel heat from the body. They are great to be drunk when you are having ‘heaty’ signs like sore throat, headache or mouth ulcers. On the other hand, teas like cinnamon tea, turmeric tea and our exclusive Organic Cinnamon and Ginger Tea are ‘warming’ in nature, thus suitable to be drunk when you are down with flu or during cold weather. They are also recommended for females to ease menstrual cramps. Certain types of teas or tea blends such as bitter gourd tea series are best known for maintaining healthy blood sugar, lakadong turmeric tea for anti-inflammation and pain-relieving property, Misai Kucing tea (aka Cat’s Whiskers Tea) for healthy kidney and with diuretics function. Simply Natural, herbal tea blends also present certain health functions- Organic Smooth Digestion Tea for constipation relief, Organic Mother’s Herbs Tea to increase breast milk for lactating mothers and lastly Organic Cold Care Tea that strengthens immunity and relieves common cold and flu symptoms.
- Awakening teas: Organic Green Teas, Organic Green Teas with Mint, Organic Happy Valley Darjeeling Tea, Organic Yerba Mate Tea, Organic Toasted Yerba Mate Tea
- Cooling teas: Organic Mulberry Leaf Tea, Organic Bitter Gourd Tea, Organic Mulberry Leaf Tea with Bitter Gourd
- Warming teas: Organic Cinnamon Tea, Organic Cinnamon and Ginger Tea, Organic Lakadong turmeric teas
- Teas with specific health benefits: Organic Misai Kucing Tea, Organic Bitter Gourd Tea series, Organic Lakadong Turmeric Tea series, Organic Graviola Leaf Tea, Organic Mother’s Herbs Tea, Organic Smooth Digestion Tea, Organic Cold Care Tea
4. Hot brew or Cold brew
Good news for those who do not prefer hot drinks, some of the Simply Natural’s organic teas are suitable for cold brew as well! These cold brew selections are recommended to be steeped for at least 2 hours under refrigerated conditions and still taste great when brewed with cold water. Even when left overnight in the fridge, these teas will not be over-brewed too.
- Cold brewed selection teas: Organic Chamomile Tea, Organic Hibiscus Tea, Organic Moringa Tea, Organic Happy Valley Darjeeling Tea, Organic Yerba Mate Tea, Organic Toasted Yerba Mate Tea