Madame ZuZu's teas are carefully blended and curated by the incredible Rodrick Markus of Rare Tea Cellar. RTC specializes in finding the rarest and most unique ingredients alongside blending and creating new platforms for tea in the world.
Know what's in your tea! We list ALL ingredients and don't hide anything.
If it's not USDA certified organic, we promise you we only buy from real farms with holistic practices. Madame ZuZu's/RTC support biodynamic and small family farms as much as we can. Nothing artificial, fake or hidden in any of your teas or delicious foods. Don't be fooled by other companies that label "natural flavourings" in their products. Consume real, high quality delicious things!
How much caffeine is in each cup of tea?
Please reference each tea's caffeine content to the following approximations:
High – Approx. 55-60mg of Caffeine
Med – Approx. 50mg of Caffeine
Low – Approx.Less than 40mg of Caffeine
Naturally Caffeine Free – All of our Herbal teas naturally do not contain any caffeine
Decaffeinated Teas – Caffeine removed by CO2 process removing over 99% of the caffeine.
If you are very sensitive to caffeine we recommend our Herbal Teas.
How long should I steep my tea?
As a general guideline, we recommend steeping tea for 3-5 minutes. To release the maximum about of antioxidants in a tea we have learned from the antioxidant experts at Cornell University tea must be brewed for 5 minutes.
How much tea do I need per cup?
In general we recommend (1) teaspoon (5-7 grams) per 12oz of water.
How do I keep my tea fresh?
Once opened, we recommend storing your tea in an airtight container.
(*The biggest enemy of tea is air and if left opened for too long it will start to absorb the aromas around it.)
Does all tea come from the same plant?
All teas come from the camellia sinensis plant. All herbal teas and blends are considered tisanes (or herbs) and do not come from the tea plant.
How long will my tea stay fresh after it is opened?
Any unopened teas will last a minimum of two years in the original packaging. Once opened, to maintain freshness, they should be enjoyed within 6 months to a year.
Can I steep my tea more than once?
Most teas can handle 3 or more infusions. Please refer to each tea’s specific brewing instructions for more details.
Should I avoid any certain teas while pregnant?
First, as a disclaimer, we recommend consulting your doctor before consuming any tea while pregnant.
From our experience, we recommend avoiding:
Roman Chamomile Blossom
All Pu-erh Teas (due to their natural mold/bacteria)