Valentines Day Special Offer from TeaFrog

January 25, 2010 – 11:45 am

Give the gift that shows how much you care, with this special Valentines Day offer from TeaFrog. The tea lover in your life will appreciate that you know them so well as to get them such a thoughtful gift!

Order the TeaFrog Valentines Day Special Offer Now!

What you get:
1 x Rooibos Love
1 x Dancing Angels Flowering Tea
1 x You Are My Sunshine Flowering Tea

All for the special low price of $10.00!

Order the TeaFrog Valentines Day Special Offer Now!

And if that is not enough, you can add:

A Finum Tea Brewing Basket for only $10.00 more!


- OR -

A JOEmo XL Tea Travel Mug for only $20.00 more!

US customers should order by February 1 to ensure delivery by February 14th, and Canadian customers should order by February 7th.

Order the TeaFrog Valentines Day Special Offer Now!

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What is the difference between Green/Black/White Tea?

November 12, 2009 – 11:15 am

This is an excerpt from my recently released “A Beginners Guide to Loose Leaf Tea” – for more information about this topic, and more, you can download the guide for free on our website: TeaFrog – A Beginners Guide to Loose Leaf Tea.


Chapter 2 – Black, Green White, Red… HELP!

90% of new loose leaf tea initiates are switching because they have heard about the benefits of green tea. Green tea has become the poster child for health in the last few years. It fights cancer, lowers cholesterol, re-grows limbs, and solves world peace, one cup at a time. Well, maybe not all of that, but given the frenzy of media attention that it has received, you would think that it does all of that and much much more!

The truth is that it is not just Green tea that is good for you. Any kind of tea is better for you than, say, a cup of coffee.

I should start out by defining what we mean by tea when we refer to it. Tea is a term that is widely thrown about. Herbal tea, Rooibos Tea, Black Tea, White Tea, Green Tea, Fruit Tea, etc. You will hear all of these terms when people are talking about a brewed or infused concoction. The scientific fact of the matter is that there is really only one true tea – and that is an infusion or brew made out of the Camellia Sinensis plant.

There are different KINDS of Camellia Sinensis teas – Black, Green, White, Oolong, Red, and Yellow for instance, but when you are referring to what a TEA is, it can only consist of the Camellia Sinensis plant. Other infusions are properly referred to as “Tisanes” – whether that is a Herbal Tisane, a Fruit Tisane, or Rooibos Tisane, or some other type of Tisane.

While that may be the scientifically accepted method of defining tea, you will still catch me referring to fruit TEA, or Rooibos TEA – but just be aware, that when we are talking about different coloured teas, we are generally talking about the Camellia Sinensis plant type of tea.

So what is the difference between the different “colors” or types of tea? Generally it is a difference in the way that the tea is processed. I will review each of the main types of teas, and their processing below….


This is just a small sample of what you get in my 25 page FREE Beginners Guide to Loose Leaf Tea – read more on the different types of tea, tea and your health, how to make loose leaf tea, and much much more! It is FREE and you can download it now: A Beginners Guide to Loose Leaf Tea.

Once you have read it, be sure to let me know what you think!

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The Caffeine in Tea Myth – BUSTED

June 30, 2009 – 10:08 am

TeaFrog has recently reversed it’s stance on caffeine in tea, due to actual scientific evidence that we have been presented. This information has been around for sometime, but I will be the first to admit that we, as a company, were “taken in” by some very prevalent tea and caffeine myths due to insufficient research on our part.

Below is an excerpt from our website that reverses that position, and busts a number of myths about tea and caffeine. Our thanks go out to Nigel Melican for his constant hard work in trying to get the “real” information about tea and caffeine out there, as well as all his other hard work related to tea.

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“There is a lot of controversy about caffeine in Tea. In the past, the majority of tea retailers and wholesalers have reported that the levels of caffeine in black tea is higher than in green tea, and caffeine in Green tea is higher than White tea.

Studies and information have recently brought to light that this is NOT necessarily the case! There are some White teas that actually have more caffeine than Black teas, and Greens that have more than any other teas.

Because of this recent information, TeaFrog is joining a growing movement to fight the Caffeine myth in tea. We want to ensure that consumers receive the BEST and most UP TO DATE information regarding caffeine in tea. With that in mind, the following are a couple of myths about caffeine in tea that you should be aware of:

MYTH: You can decaffeinate tea by steeping it for 30 seconds and discarding that brew.
FACT: This is just simply not true. A study was done in 1996 that showed a 30 second decaffeination only removes 9% of the caffeine in the cup. This was data based on steeping of 6 different teas, each done three times to account for errors. The same study showed that on average, it took a steeping time of over 5 minutes to remove 80% of the caffeine, and more than 15 minutes (on average) to remove all caffeine. Needless to say, this would also remove all the flavour of the tea in the process!”

read more busted myths about tea and caffeine…

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FREE Beginners Guide to Loose Leaf Tea

June 5, 2009 – 2:14 pm

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Since it’s inception, TeaFrog has spoken to tens of thousands of customers that are new to tea, as well as experienced tea drinkers. Many of these new customers have the same questions about tea – how do I brew loose leaf tea? What do I need to make loose leaf tea? Is loose leaf tea more expensive than teabags? What is an infuser, and do I need one?

In the past year, I have put together a guide that answers all of these questions and more. This guide is a work in progress, and by no means is a definitive guide to every tea, and each nuance of those teas, rather, it is an overview of everything a new loose leaf tea drinker should know.

If I were to publish and sell this guide through the bookstore, you could expect to pay upwards of $25 for it. Because I want it to be accessible to EVERYONE, I am offering it absolutely FREE! Let me be clear here. You do not pay one single penny for it. There is no shipping fee, there is no taxes to be paid. You can download it, pass it around, print it out, and share it on torrent sites, do whatever you would like with it (short of claim it as your own!), and it costs you, nothing.

Simply go to our Beginners Guide to Loose Leaf Tea page, and download this superb value, and if you like it, let me know. If you don’t, LET ME KNOW! Submit your comment here, or just email me directly, I would love to hear your feedback! Remember, this guide is ABSOLUTELY FREE! No cost to you! Simply click through to our Beginners Guide to Loose Leaf Tea page, and you can be reading this amazing guide in minutes!

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TeaFrog is on Twitter!

May 25, 2009 – 12:51 pm

TeaFrog has been on Twitter for some time now, and more and more people are discovering us! Be notified first about specials and sales, new blog posts, shows we are attending, and other general loose leaf tea information! Simply follow us at: TeaFrog’ Twitter Page.

Not sure what Twitter is? Visit Twitter.com to find out, and join everyone else in the world that is Twittering! ;)

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