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Is Green tea good for cleansing or detoxing?

Read about Green Tea for Cleansing, Detoxing and Exercise – click here

Does tea expire? Is it safe to drink tea after it’s expired?

If the tea has been stored correctly away from light and moisture then it will be OK to consume however not at its best. Tea past its due date may manifest as having a stale dull taste, with little life to the brew. If however there is any doubt and mould is suspected please discard immediately.

Is tea healthy for my overall wellbeing?

Read about Tea For Health & Fitness – click here.

Can tea help me with my fitness?

Read more about Tea & Training – click here.

Is Madura tea suitable for vegans?

Yes for most of the part!  Our straight black, green and white teas are completely plant-based products, and most of our herbal infusions are vegan friendly as well. However, our infused teas that contain an animal product such as honey would not be considered truly vegan.

Tea for two - which teas are suitable to drink while pregnant/breastfeeding?

As with all aspects of pregnancy and tea , if you have any questions about what’s best for your situation, always consult your doctor prior as we cannot provide any medical or therapeutic advice.  We do however, produce both teas and herbal infusions that are pure, clean and as natural as possible.

Do Madura teas contain caffeine?

Yes, the tea plant does contain caffeine, and climatic factors, type of plant, nutritional status and harvesting methods, can affect caffeine levels. This could range from 2.5% to 5.5 % dry weight – coffee in comparison can have up to triple this amount.  Most of our non organic teas are consistently at 2.8%, our organic teas are consistently at 2.2%, and all are regularly tested for this at an independent government laboratory.

I am allergic to nuts/dairy/gluten and/or fructose. Do Madura teas contain any allergens?

Some of our teas can contain various allergens, such as honey or cinnamon, so it is always best to check the ingredients list prior to consuming any of our brews – clearly detailed on the back of our packaging. In the event that you do have a reaction to any of our teas, please ensure you seek medical advice urgently.

What are theaflavins?

Theaflavin and its derivatives, known collectively as theaflavins, are antioxidant polyphenols that are formed from the condensation of flavan-3-ols in tea leaves during the enzymatic oxidation of black tea.

What are Polyphenols?

The phenolic content in tea refers to the phenols and polyphenols – natural plant compounds which are found in tea. These chemical compounds affect the flavour and are reported to provide numerous health benefits. Polyphenols in tea include catechins, theaflavins, tannins, and flavonoids.

What are Catechins?

A Catechin is a type of disease-fighting flavonoid and antioxidant – they are considered to be the key to tea’s health benefits. Research suggests the longer you steep the tea, the more flavonoids you may release into your brew.

What are antioxidants?

An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, leading to chain reactions that may damage otherwise healthy cells. Antioxidants are also found in food, especially in fruits, vegetables, and other plant-based (hello tea), whole foods. 

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