A hot Koop thee is a drink that contains water and usually one or two tea bags. It can also be topped with sweeteners or milk and is served in a short, tall, grande, or venti size. A typical hot tea can contain anywhere from 16 to 40 mg of caffeine. Starbucks offers many different hot tea drinks including peach tranquility and jade citrus mint green tea.
Some companies offer subscription tea boxes that are customized to your taste. For example, Sips by allows you to fill out a questionnaire that will determine the type of teas you would enjoy and sends you monthly deliveries that contain premium teas, steeping instructions, tea filters, tea recipes, and access to virtual tea parties.
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Another company is Rishi Tea & Botanicals. It works directly with tea farmers to cut out middleman distributors and pays five to 10 times the commodity price so that growers can focus on quality rather than profit margins. They also provide educational resources and descriptions of each tea and its origin.
Besides offering traditional iced teas, some companies like Teavana have created a unique way of making cold tea. For instance, their Teavana Shaken Green and Black teas are shaken 10 times to extract a full flavor with less water. These teas can be ordered sweetened or unsweetened for a refreshing zero-calorie beverage at any time of day. They are especially popular during summer. Similarly, Matcha tea is a popular choice for cold drinks since it has antioxidants and natural energy-boosting properties.