KalaniOrganica presents teas in the three major traditions of the world. Our green tea is a rare, organically grown tea from Asia with an unsurpassed flavor. Our black tea comes from India, where tea - a native plant - has been cultivated for centuries. And our herbal teas are careful blends of the freshest organically grown herbs and spices. They are blended in our Seattle roastery, in batches small enough to allow precise flavor control.
Green and black teas come from varieties of the same plant, Cameliasinesus, which is native to India. Herbal teas are combinations of otheraromatic plants, and are called teas because they are brewed in hot water. Green tea, after picking, is steamed to halt the enzymatic breakdown of theleaf and bring out flavor, and then immediately rolled and dried. Black tea, after picking, is allowed to wither and oxidize (or "ferment" as it is called) before rolling and drying. This turns it black and creates its characteristic flavor.