Frequently Asked Questions

Where does tea come from?
All tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. Teas from Camellia sinensis are processed in different ways at the tea estate to produce white, green, black and oolong teas. Learn more here.

Where do herbal teas come from?
“Herbal teas” are not officially teas. In the purest sense, only the leaves and buds of Camellia sinensis, the plant that gives us black, green, white and oolong tea should be called tea. Rather, “herbal teas” are single or blended infusions of leaves, fruits, bark roots or flowers of almost any edible, non-tea plant.

Why does tea vary so much in taste?
Growing conditions, soil, climate and altitude all make a big difference to the quality of a tea. In addition the process that the leaves go through, and the skill of the people involved, will ultimately decide a tea’s taste.

Loose tea or bagged tea – which is better?
Quality whole-leaf tea is the best way to acquire the full flavor from any tea, so that is exactly what Spirit Boosters Tea sells – nothing crushed. Most of us prefer the convenience of making tea from teabags. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to pack whole-leaf tea into traditional paper teabags, so the contents are normally poor quality dusty tea. Our pyramid teabags allow us not only to pack quality whole-leaf tea, but also allow room for the whole leaves to infuse properly. Therefore, we provide premium loose-leaf quality inside a convenience of a teabag – the best of both worlds.

Where do Spirit Boosters Tea products come from?
Spirit Boosters Tea sources all of our teas in Sri Lanka.

Are Spirit Boosters teas organic?
Yes, all of our tea products are USDA Certified Organic.

Are Spirit Boosters teas fairtrade?
Yes, all of our tea products are Certified by Fair Trade USA.

Why don’t you have a huge tea selection, like some other tea companies do?
We are a new company, and we are trying to keep things simple initially to best honor our commitment to quality. Please send us suggestions, and we will consider them for the future.

Why do your teas cost so much?
The reason our teas are more expensive than traditional teas found in supermarkets is because of the quality differential. The finest quality full-leaf teas cost more. Our teas are whole-leaf, organic, fresh, single-estate, Fair-trade certified, and conveniently packaged inside pyramid teabags, making for some of the most premium tea products on the market. Maybe, one can ask: How can Spirit Boosters deliver superb, uncompromised quality for only pennies a cup? For additional information about why you should buy Spirit Boosters Tea products and our commitment to quality, consider our marketing flier.

What is the caffeine content of teas?
All teas from Camellia sinensis naturally contain caffeine in varying amounts, depending upon a number of factors – in particular, where it is grown and how it is brewed. Typically the caffeine content of an average cup of tea will vary from between 30 – 75mg. Most, but not all, herbal teas are naturally caffeine free.

Why doesn’t Spirit Boosters have a decaffeinated tea?
We will only sell teas of the highest quality. The rather nasty processes used to decaffeinate traditional teas will also reduce the quality, which is not a compromise we desire to make. There are some naturally-decaffeinated options that we are considering for the future however.

Do you use artificial flavors in any of your teas?
No, all of our flavors are natural and organic.

How long will I have to wait for my order?
Depending upon the shipping option you select during checkout, your Spirit Boosters Tea should arrive from Atlanta between 2 – 5 business days. For more shipping information, click here.

Apart from online, where else are Spirit Boosters’ teas available to buy or drink?
Presently, our premium teas are only available online. If you are interested in seeing our tea products within your local stores, make your desire known to the store’s management and drop us a line also.