Looking to make that perfect cuppa tea! Here are some most frequently asked questions to help you start your Friends and Tea journey! AND if you are looking for more information then contact us!
How do I join the Friends and Tea TEAm?
You can become a partner or a host. It's entirely your choice.
Are there monthly minimums?
There are no monthly minimums or sales quotas you must meet, but we know your business will boom through your rockin’ efforts and our many training tools available to you. Your Friends and Tea business is designed to work around your schedule and your personal goals.
How do I promote my business?
Social selling is all about networking, so talk, sip, talk! Share your Friends and Tea business with your family, friends, and community. Grow your online presence through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Sharing your passion can easily turn to profitable business
How do I purchase your teas?
You can contact us directly at 604-417-6740 or online through the contact us page to place an order.
Can I order your teas as a gift for someone?
Yes you can contact us to order teas as a gift and we can send out the package on your behalf. There will be a cost for shipping and gift wrap.
Are your teas Gluten Free?
Generally speaking, gluten is not present in the tea plant (Camellia Sinensis) or in herbs. There is always a very small possibility of cross-contamination somewhere along the food supply chain at the garden level. However, in all of our lot tests, we do not see any evidence of any gluten.
HOW LONG WILL MY TEA LAST?
To ensure your loose tea stays fresh after it has been opened, please:
1. Keep it in Tealeaves' food-safe storage tins, with the lid tightly closed.
2. Keep it away from direct heat and sun, best kept in a cool location.
3. Keep the tea away from spices, strong aromas, etc. to prevent scent absorption.
If you follow most to all of the above, your tea can continue to stay fresh for up to 1 year. It is important to follow storage directions in order to preserve the flavor and quality of your loose tea. Our teabags are packed with tealeaves rich in essential oils, and individually wrapped using a four layer water-resistant foil structure in order to ensure optimum freshness and the finest aroma and flavor. Perfect for travel! 5. Are all of your teas organic certified?
Currently, about 85% of our teas are organic certified. Here are a few reasons why some of our selections cannot be organic certified: in most cases, it is because we are sourcing ingredients from small farms who cannot afford to pay for the certification, some ingredients in our blends may not be organic compliant or the tea is a seasonal offering and will only be offered for a short amount of time so we don't process the paperwork for organic certification.
Where does tea come from?
A. All varietals of tea (black, green, oolong, white, & pu-erh) come from the camellia sinensis plant, which grows mainly in tropical and sub-tropical climates. What makes each tea different is how they are grown, harvested and processed.
7. How many varietals of the camellia sinesis plant are there?
A. There are 3 principal varietals of the camellia sinensis plant that are used to cultivate tea: camellia sinensis sinensis (China, Japan), camelia sinensis assamica (India, Sri Lanka), and camellia sinensis cambod. From these main varietals, there are thousands of sub-varietals. 8. What about Rooibos, Yerba Mate, and other herbal teas?
A. Technically, any "tea" that does not come from the camellia sinensis plant isn't actually a "tea" at all. These herbs fit into their own categories. Rooibos, or "red tea", comes from a South African bush. Rooibos, just like most herbal hot water infusions, is naturally caffeine free, yet it contains many of the same beneficial properties associated with tea. Yerba Mate and Guayusa are closely related cousins from the holly family and are native to South America. Yerba Mate and Guayusa have a slightly higher caffeine content than tea but not as much as coffee. 9. What is Matcha?
A. Matcha is made from a shade grown green tea, known as Gyokuro, which is carefully steamed and meticulously dried. After the steaming process, the leaves are separated from the stems. The leaves alone, called tencha , are grounded into a powder called matcha. It is prepared by whisking the tea powder with hot water in a ceramic bowl. Matcha is the primary form of tea used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies. The sweet flavor of matcha is due to the amount of amino acids present in the tea and the higher the quality, the sweeter and deeper the flavor is.
10. How many calories are in a cup of tea?
A cup of unflavored tea has 0 calories.
A trace amount of calories may come from the fruit and or flavorings that are added. 11. Q. Do your teas contain any dairy/lactose products?
A. The following tea blends have white chocolate containing dairy in them: Brewed Awakening, Hojicha de la Cream, Vanilla Berry Truffle. The following tea blends do not have dairy although the chocolate is produced on equipment that has produced milk products: Chocolate Monkey, Velvet, and Black Velvet. Our Blueberry Cheesecake tisane contains a natural flavor additive with dairy components. 12. What is the difference between natural and artificial flavoring?
A. Both flavorings are made in a laboratory by a trained professional, a Flavorist, by blending either natural chemicals or synthetic chemicals to create a flavor. Natural flavors are those that are derived from nature and have not undergone any extreme physical processing conditions during development. Artificial flavors are essentially man made. Many artificial flavors contain natural ingredients as well as synthetically manufactured flavor material.