General Tea Questions

Our Taiwan teas and herbs are certified organic by Tse-Xin Organic Agriculture Foundation (TOC), and our U.S.A. herbs are certified by the USDA. TOC meets the USDA's organic certification regulations.

Even though our farmers are certified organic, we still test each harvest before we purchase our tea leaves. 

Tea Botanics is A Better Way of Life Company. We believe that tea is a profound gift from nature that provides an easy way to take better care of yourself every day. 

Tea Botanics fell in love with the high quality and unique varieties of teas produced organically in Taiwan.

We've partnered with award-winning tea farmers to bring you beautifully fragrant oolong (pronounced "wu-long") and Mulberry tea loaded with nutrients that promote numerous health benefits.

Because the leaves expand in hot water, drinking loose leaf tea is a bit more challenging and cleaning up can be harder.  Tea bags make our lives easier by making it convenient to carry, use and clean up.

We use tamper-evident, oxygen-sealed foil overwrap and staple-free sachets to lock in the freshness and protect the high essential oil content of the tea and herbs.

This packaging preserves the stability of the herbs, depth of flavor and health benefits, making our teas last up to four years.

Our tea naturally contains caffeine, but it also contains a phytonutrient known as L-theanine (a very rare molecule found in tea from the plant Camellia Sinensis) that can actually help to balance the effects of caffeine in the body.

Our teas typically do not contain much caffeine.  Laboratory tests show less than 1%. 

If you are very sensitive to caffeine, we have alternative herbal tea options for caffeine-free teas coming soon.

No, Tea Botanics uses plants in their most natural forms.  The decaffeination processes often utilizes various chemical and mechanical procedures that alter a plant’s natural chemistry and leaves chemical residue in the tea.

Such processing is not aligned with Tea Botanics's mission and organic principles.

No one using tea for hot flashes has discovered what Tea Botanics® has regarding the mind-body connection of organic gamma-Aminobutyric acid oolong tea leaf and the level that actually impacts the hormonal imbalance associated with hot flashes and night sweats.*

We've worked with numerous doctors in Taiwan and tea experts and we've conducted our own clinical tests to create the proprietary blend that impacts the hormonal imbalance that cause hot flashes and night sweats. Learn more about our 5 Steps to Quality.

Tea Healing

People around the globe have been drinking tea for 4,000 years to enjoy its incomparable taste and health benefits. The second most widely consumed beverage in the world after water, this humble elixir is highly esteemed because it’s so incredibly versatile.  There are over 1,500 types of tea—not including herbal teas. You can drink it hot, iced or at room temperature, and it's healing properties from soothing an upset stomach to strengthening your immune system are legendary. 

In fact, current scientific research suggests tea can fight diseases and even lengthen life. This is due to tea's high concentration of antioxidants called polyphenols, which may contribute to the prevention of cancer, osteoporosis and cardiovascular diseases. While polyphenols are also found in abundance in fruits, vegetables and grains, tea is uniquely rich in catechins (specifically, Epigallocatechin gallate [EGCG]), the most potent of all polyphenols. 

There are five significant components found in all tea from the plant Camellia Sinensis: essential oils, which are the source of the tea's delicious flavor and aroma; polyphenols, which are the antioxidants that provide the tea's many health benefits; phytonutrients, which are small amounts of vitamins, minerals and amino acids including L-theanine; enzymes; and methylxanthines, which are a family of alkaloids. Each of these components works differently in the human body and contributes positively to health and well-being.

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It is a semi-fermented tea that comes from the universal tea plant, Camellia Sinensis.  Oolong is different from green tea and black tea. Green tea does not go through any fermentation. Hence, it is "green."   After green tea leaves are picked, they go through a series of steaming, pan frying, shaping and finally drying. That's it.

Black tea is at the other end of the spectrum.  After black tea leaves are picked, they go through a series of withering, crushing, full fermentation, rolling and drying processes. 

Oolong production has slightly more steps, and is a hybrid of the green and black tea processing. 

It goes through a partial fermentation, and several different firings and bakings. The results? A stunning reddish hue with a smooth, light and slightly wood-sweet taste.

Gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) oolong tea, known as "GABA" tea, is a recent addition to the tea world.  Its unique taste of tart plums with a smooth, light and slightly wood-sweet taste emanates from its chocolate-colored leaves, which develop a slight reddish hue when infused.

GABA tea is created in an oxygen-deprived environment.  This patented technique used to increase the GABA tea content was developed in the 1990s by Dr. Tsushima Tojiro of Japan's National Tea Experiment Station.

We work with one of the top GABA tea experts in the world to replicate this process and ensure that the highest quality of GABA tea is used in our products.

GABA is a naturally occurring amino acid in the brain that plays a critical role in regulating the human central nervous system.

It is linked with calming and soothing the body and increasing muscle tone. As we age, GABA levels in the brain decrease. In fact, unless you take an artificially manufactured dietary supplement, tea is the most efficient way to get GABA in your diet.

This powerful amino acid boosts alpha wave activity in our brains, which promotes a state of relaxed concentration. Think "quiet alertness."

Both are good ways to drink the tea.  Most people are familiar with brewing hot tea.  Some research shows that less caffeine comes out of the leaves when you do a cold brew, and that can be an option when choosing which way to brew if caffeine is an issue for you. 

The good thing about cold brew is that you can make a great iced tea out of it and you don't need any sugar as the enzymes release a natural sugar as it cools in the refrigerator. 

The downside is cold brew requires more time for the nutrients to come out of the tea leaves. Typical steep time for cold brew is 6-8 hours.

Follow our guidelines for brewing your tea hot or cold

Hot Flash Tea™

Hot Flash Tea™was created to help reduce hormonal imbalances associated with premenopause and menopause.*

Our tea reduces hot flashes and night sweats and addresses other menopausal symptoms like lack of sleep, mood swings and energy level.* Menopause and menopausal symptoms vary FOR EVERY woman, therefore we recommend taking the tea for 3 to 4 months.

The Tea Botanics cofounder still takes the tea daily, and it's been 18 months since she experienced her last hot flash.

Our proprietary blend contains organicgamma-Aminobutyric acid oolong tea leaf, organic echinacea, organic black cohosh and organic wild yam. Our herbs have a long history as beneficial remedies for the relief of moderate to severe menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, insomnia, nocturnal sweating, dizziness, headaches, palpitations, irritability and anxiety.*

For best results, brew hot water and pour into an 8-to-10 ounce cup using one Hot Flash Tea™ sachet in the morning and one in the afternoon (so that's two sachets per day).

You can drink the tea with or without food.

You can expect to feel more vibrant and energetic, to sleep better and see a reduction in your hot flashes!*

Many of our users report results beginning at day 7, but most see results after 10 days.

* Results vary based on each individual's symptoms and needs, however we recommend daily use for a minimum of 60 days for best results.

Hot Flash Tea may not completely get rid of hot flashes, but it should reduce the frequency and severity of them.* While some patients may start to have relief sooner, it is important to give Hot Flash Tea a full 4-week trial. 

The primary objective of our Hot Flash Tea, as the name suggests, is to relieve the frequency and severity of hot flashes.* 

However, it can do a lot of other things as well, such as improving your sleep.* 

Other benefits of Hot Flash Tea include improvement in circulation and focus, and reduction in stress and fatigue.*

The organic ingredients in Hot Flash Tea™are beneficial to women's health.*

While there have been no long-term side-effects attributed to taking the ingredients in Hot Flash Tea™, speak with your health care professional about the length of time to take any dietary supplement.

No, it should be taken as directed. Hot Flash Teahas been formulated with active dietary ingredient amounts demonstrated to provide the expected benefits.

You’re wise to be cautious. Some herbs are known to interact with prescription and over-the-counter medications.

We recommend speaking with your health care professional to see if taking Hot Flash Tea™ with other supplements or medications is appropriate for your individual situation.

It is essential that you speak with your health care professional if you have specific medical concerns or are undergoing cancer treatment before taking any dietary supplement. 

Yes. This tea supports the underlying deficiency and does not interfere with HRT.

Yes. It can help because regardless of time and space, your brain needs a lot of calming down due to everyday stress.  Taking HFT can help prevent it by always supporting the brain with necessary nutrients and signals, thereby reducing future hot flashes.  The question of when would be more arbitrary, there really are no timetables set for this.  You can start as early as 40 years old or even 35.

Most people report no adverse symptoms after drinking the tea.  However, for certain individuals who are extremely sensitive to caffeine, it may affect your sleep if you take the tea close to bedtime. 

If you have a known allergy to echinacea, organic black cohosh and organic wild yam plants, do not use this product. 

A small percentage of people may experience the so-called "detox reaction," which means the body starts to eliminate toxins at a fast pace after drinking the tea.  These types of reactions may include a slight headache or skin rash. 

For more information on detox reaction, you are encouraged to consult your physician or request more detailed information from our doctor.


Studies show that up to 75% of women have hot flashes with menopause. One study showed that over half of all women have frequent hot flashes.

For some women with frequent hot flashes in this study, hot flashes lasted for seven years, which caused them to feel more anxiety and stress. 

There are over 50 million women in the United States who are over 50. On average, 6,000 women are starting to go through menopause each day. For more information, go to