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Starbucks® Tea blends the finest botanicals and teas from all over the world to create rich, memorable flavor experiences.
What are the right conditions for quality tea?
Climate, altitude and soil make a difference in the quality of a tea. Many of the best teas come from high elevations, where irregular weather and cooler climates put more stress on the tea plant, leading to slower growth and a smaller yield. This stress allows the plant to develop more concentrated levels of the substances that produce great aroma and flavor.
Where does Starbucks source its tea?...
Tea is native to the mountainous highlands where India, Tibet, China and Myanmar share a border, but many countries now grow tea commercially. Starbucks sources its tea from only a handful of these countries, including black teas from India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Kenya, and green teas from China and Japan.
What does a tea plant look like?...
The tea plant
The white-blossomed tea bush, Camellia sinensis, can reach heights of 40 to 60 feet, but the plants are typically pruned to a height of about three feet, creating a flat-topped bush known as a “plucking table” that allows for easy harvest of fresh, young tea leaves. With proper care, tea bushes can be healthy and productive for more than 100 years.
When is a tea not a tea?...
Often called “herbal tea,” herbal infusions are not made from tea. They are combinations of leaves, flowers, roots, berries, fruit peels and tree barks. They bring a wide variety of flavor and aroma to the world of tea.
Starbucks® herbal infusions span a full range of flavors – from light and delicate to rich and bold.