Tea Drops Tea
WHAT ARE TEA Drops?
Welcome to the New School of Tea!
Ditch the tea bag and hassle of loose leaf tea with these dissolvable, organic, pressed tea drops. With just hot (boiling water), these organic morsels of finely sourced tea, sugar, and aromatic spices meld in perfect harmony to create a blissful tea blend that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere. Tea Drops are perfect for the tea lover, busy professionals, and even those on the go who are interested in a healthy, convenient tea beverage. Tea and spices are sourced from around the world.
Tea Drops organic tea leaves are carefully harvested from tea estates across the globe, including India, China and Sri Lanka. We artfully blend fresh and organic spices to create truly unique tea creations. Lastly, we blend organic, earth-derived sugar to lightly sweeten this incredible tea experience.
Tea Drops are not instant tea. Instant tea is derived from extracting tea from processed leaves, and then drying the concentrate to a powder form by freeze drying. Tea Drops on the other hand, are produced with genuine tea leaves that are delicately grinded. Nothing freeze dried, no extraction process, just delicious and genuine tea.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What if a Tea Drop is too strong for me/not strong enough?
Tea preferences vary by person, that’s what makes you unique! If the tea is too strong for your liking, try adding larger proportion of water. We also love enjoying many black teas English style by adding a dash of creamer (whether that’s creamer, whole, almond, or soy milk). If the tea is not strong enough for your liking, try reducing the amount of water you mix with your Tea Bud.
How do you prepare a Tea Drop?
Use one Tea Drop per one 250 ml cup of boiling water. Use a spoon to mix the tea for 5-10 seconds. Let the tea sit and dissolve for 30 seconds. Due to the use of genuine tea leaves, some sediment at the bottom is expected and drinkable (it's actually where the nutrients of the tea lives)!
Is there a sugar-free option?
Currently we do not offer any non-sugar versions in Tea Drops. However, we are working furiously to develop both a non-sugar sweetened version of Tea Buds (made with honey) and a non-sweetened version of Tea Buds as well. In the meantime we do have Tea Sprinkles. Stay tuned!
How much organic raw sugar is in each Tea Bud?
Sugar content varies by Tea Bud variety. Here is a breakdown of grams per drop. Keep in mind 4 grams = 1 teaspoon.
Sweet Peppermint: 4g
Citrus Ginger: 6g
Blueberry Acai: 6g
Rose Earl Grey: 7g
Matcha Green Tea: 6g
Cardamom Spice: 6g
Which teas are caffeine-free?
Our caffeine-free herbal teas include Citrus Ginger, Sweet Peppermint, and Turmeric Tea Drops.
What does “organic” mean?
All of our Tea Drops selections are fully organic, and the following are USDA certified organic: Rose Earl Grey, Citrus Ginger, and Sweet Peppermint. For instance, our Rose Earl Grey is fully organic comprised of organic tea (no chemicals are present in the base soil or while growing the tea plants) & organic and fair-trade sugar. We are constantly working on sourcing all of our teas from organic origins. We also use organic, raw demerara sugar derived from dehydrated cane juice. It retains a bit more of the natural “impurities,” so it’s even a little darker in color.
What is the calorie content of a Tea Drop?
Depending on which variety, the calorie content can range from 5-35 calories.
What’s the difference between Tea Drops and instant tea?
Tea Drops are not instant tea. Instant tea is derived from extracting tea from processed leaves, and then drying the concentrate to a powder form by freeze drying. Tea Drops on the other hand, are produced with genuine tea leaves that are delicately grinded. Nothing freeze dried, no extraction process, just delicious and genuine tea. That’s why you may notice tea sediment at the bottom of your cup - see sediment FAQ below.
What is the tea sediment at the bottom?
Because Tea Drops are made of genuine fine tea leaves (and not instant tea), you will notice some sediment at the bottom of your cup, much like when you make french press coffee. The residue is completely safe to drink and rich in nutrients. In fact, in a lot of Asian cultures, tea drinkers consume tea leaves as part of the tea experience. If you prefer to avoid the sediment, feel free to set aside the last sip.
Are Tea Drops safe to drink during pregnancy?
Yes, Tea Drops are perfectly safe and even helpful to drink during pregnancy. We recommend our non-caffeinated varieties during pregnancy like Sweet Peppermint, Citrus Ginger, and Turmeric.
What is the shelf life of Tea Drops?
Tea Drops share the typical shelf life of regular loose leaf teas. For premium freshness, it is best to drink your Tea Drops within 18 months of purchase.