Tea 101

Tea 101

Beginner’s Guide to Tea

There’s a whole lot more to tea than what’s in the aisle at the grocery store. Whether you’re just getting started or a seasoned sipper, this page is designed to be a resource of knowledge. I hope that it will serve as a good beginner’s guide to tea.

Tea Basics

All tea comes from an amazing evergreen plant called Camellia Sinensis. How the leaves are processed determine the type that it becomes.

The Types of Tea

Curious about the different categories of tea? I don’t have a favorite one because they all have something different to offer. There are a wide range of tastes and flavors to explore within each of them.

Within each category of tea, there are hundreds of varieties. These posts will introduce you to some of my favorites.


One of the joys of drinking tea is getting to know all of the wonderful places it comes from.

Green Tea


Puerh Tea

Tea History

Tea is one of the oldest and most widely consumed beverages. It is an integral part of world history that has both inspired wars and spread message of peace.


Tea is certainly a healthy beverage but it is important to keep a level head and do your research. Be wary snake oil salesman tactics that promise unbelievable health benefits.

Take It To The Next Level

If you’re brewing loose leaf tea on the regular but you’d like to dig in more, these posts are for you. Tea can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it.


The world of tea has a lexicon all its own. These posts will help to decode the jargon that you might see being used by tea companies.


Sometimes things go wrong and that is OK! Experience is how we learn, especially when it comes to tea. These posts might help if you’re having a hard time.

Is there something you’d like to know more about but don’t see here? Email me at nicole@teaformplease.com!

Tea 101 - Everything You Need to Know About Tea