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Welcome to Huntoffice Tea section. What could be more essential part of any workplace than a break with the cup of nice hot tea? Time to top up your home or office canteen tea supplies? Looking for quality tea to serve at restaurants, hotels, busy catering outlets or deli counters? Here at Huntoffice Tea Section we offer tea from the best tea brands such as: Twinings, Barry's, PG Tips, Tetley, Lipton and many more. You can choose among various types of tea: earl grey, black, green, fruit flavoured, camomile and peppermint. We supply tea in different size of packaging – from small 20 tea bags pack to bulk catering packs of 1100 tea bags. Pure black, green or white tea blends; organic or fairtrade, flavoured or decaf teas; various naturally caffeine-free herbal and fruit tea infusions; packed in small or large tea bag packs; packed to retail display boxes or bulk catering polybags of various shapes tea bags: bleached, unbleached, plain, tagged or enveloped – whatever suits your needs to serve delicious cup of tea – all this available for you to order online, here at Huntoffice!

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What Do You Need To Know About Your Tea:

After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. Tea drinking can be considered as a big part of the UK's culture. Our nation's people are the second biggest tea drinkers in the world; in fact the UK is the top per capita consumer of tea in the world. Here At Huntoffice we can assure you that in our Tea section you will find the best tea for your perfect cuppa!

All tea is produced from a plant called Camellia sinensis. The thousands of different varieties of tea plant available in the world vary by the region it was grown and the time of year picked. However the processing method of the tea leaves has the biggest impact on the tea type and flavour. During the processing of tea, leaves are exposed to different levels of oxidation and that is what determines the tea type. Herbal tea is also available, but it is not made from the tea leaf; rather, it is infused herbs. There are four most common teas that come from the tea plant: black, green, oolong, and white and are so named for their production processes. Black is the most processed, followed by oolong, green, and white. All other teas are made with herbal, floral, fruit, spice, or combined infusions: e.g. rooibos, camomile, peppermint tea.

Black tea is the tea that is fully oxidized. In its fermentation process, the leaves are picked and tumbled in a special machine. Juices from the tea leafs react with the air causing it to oxidize, or ferment and turn black. The leaves are then dried to produce the final product, which results in a strong dark reddish-brown brew.

Oolong tea falls in between black tea and green tea in terms of taste and color because it is only partially oxidized. • Green tea is not oxidized at all. Tea leaves are picked and then steamed and dried, resulting in a slightly bitter, greenish-yellow blend.

White tea is the rarest of the four most common tea types. It is the least handled in production, requiring only plucking and drying.

Herbal tea is naturally caffeine-free drink hat is made from herbs and spices, it is an infusion of leaves, flowers, fruits or barks roots, which are then added to boiling water.

Rooibos tea is most commonly referred to as red tea, and does not actually come from a tea plant, but from a red bush in South Africa and is considered an herbal tea. Red bush tea has the taste of green tea, but is less bitter.

Each tea brand black, green, white and other pure teas result tasting different due the various tea blending recipes that are unique to each brand. Some tea brands offer tea blends as a mix of 20 different origin teas.

Black, Green, White and Oolong tea blends are sold pure or flavoured. Specialty teas (flavoured teas) have a base of one of the above teas with the addition of flavourings, spices, or fruit. One of the most popular among speciality teas is Earl Grey. Earl Grey tea is a black tea blend derived from the addition of oil extracted from the rind of the bergamot orange, a fragrant citrus fruit.

Tea contains caffeine. Amount of caffeine in the tea varies quite a bit depending on its type (for example green tea has less caffeine than black tea) and brewing time (the longer the tea (or tea bag) is steeped in water, the more caffeine will be present). Tea may be decaffeinated, using various caffeine removing from tea leaves processes. Despite removal of most caffeine, decaffeinated teas still have around 1–2% of the original caffeine remaining in them.

Some tea brands offer Instant tea blends. Instant teas are produced by extracting the liquor from processed leaves, tea wastes, or undried fermented leaves, concentrating the extract and drying the concentrate to a powder, using various methods to minimize loss of flavour and aroma. Instant tea granules or powders are often use for making Iced-Tea and are usually sweetened.

Tea blends are available to buy loose, compressed, in tea bags and ready to drink - bottled or canned (e.g. Iced-tea drinks). The most of the black, green and white teas, as well as other infusions like herbal teas, are available to buy in tea bags.

Tea bags are commonly made of perforated filter paper, silk or food grade plastic and usually contains pre-measured portions of ingredients for making one cup (although two-cup tea bags are also available) of tea beverage. Traditionally, tea bags have round, square, rectangular or pyramid shape. Pyramid tea bags – the unique triangular structure tea bags that allow for the tea leaves to move around freely inside, extracting their full flavour. Tea bags can be made of bleached or eco-friendly unbleached paper. Some tea bags have an attached piece of string with a paper tag at the top (string and tag tea bags) that assists in removing the bag while also displaying the brand and/or variety of tea. Some tea brands tea bags are individually wrapped (enveloped) for neat and more hygienic tea storage.

Tea Brewing Tips

Brewing the perfect cup of tea is simple and straightforward. There are a few main tea brewing tips:

• Use only clean, fresh boiled water, as the bad quality and stale water badly affects the taste and aroma of the tea;

• Select the right water temperature. The water temperature needed for tea brewing depends on the type of tea it is used steeping for. For brewing white and green tea water temperature has to be lower than for brewing black tea;

• Steep for the proper length of time. The time it takes for tea to brew depends on the tea leaf size and type. The smaller the leaf, the faster the tea infuses. Until familiar with a particular tea, steep for a minute or two, then taste. When brewing, pay attention to the taste rather than the colour. Tea brewing guidelines are usually provided on the pack.

Tea Storage

All tea has a shelf life. To preserve its freshness as long as possible, tea should be stored in a cool and dry place, in a container that is opaque and airtight. It is not recommended to store tea in glass jars, as this exposes the tea to light. Since tea absorbs other odours very easily, it is important to store it away from any strong-smelling foods. Refrigerating or freezing tea is also not recommended.

Tea Sustainability

Sustainable Tea is tea that is grown and marketed for its sustainability. This includes Organic, Fairtrade, Ethical Tea Partnership, Rainforest Alliance Certified Tea. Social, environmental, economic and ethical improvements are the cornerstones of the tea sustainability program which helps support a better life for farming families in the developing world through fair prices, direct trade, community development.