The Best Loose Leaf Teas
Sencha Tea Bar is the premier loose leaf tea retailer in Minnesota, with an additional presence in Madison, WI. Sencha’s large and growing selection of loose-leaf teas guarantees to satisfy the most demanding and eclectic tastes of traditional tea drinkers. Browse our best online tea store and you will find one of our specialties – bubble tea – a beverage originating from Taiwan that combines freshly brewed teas with a large variety of exotic natural fruit concentrates, traditionally served cold with delicious chewy tapioca pearls.
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We're proud to provide you with the highest quality teas, hand-selected from the finest international growers. As noted by the "c" in our logo, community comes first at Sencha, and our community is global. We aim to transform and empower the lives of our customers and employees through patient reflection found at the end of a cup of tea.
Premium Teas from Around the World
From Asia to Africa, India to North America, we have a wide variety of teas that have been made by passionate tea farmers of all different walks of life. From floral hints to fruity tones, you can get a taste of the world in the comfort of your cup of tea.
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We've added new tea kits to our tea shop online that have been curated and crafted by our Tea Masters. Discover the wonderful flavors from around the world and some of the most popular teas from Sencha. Start with the tea starter kit and you'll be ready to brew any tea in the comfort of home. Find all the loose leaf teas you already know and love, as well as exciting new varieties, here on our tea store website.
Two of our favorite bubble teas are honey peach pie and salted maple latte:
Taste the tantalizing fusion of berry goodness and aromatic tea in our new creation. A refreshing blend of luscious berries combined with the exotic flavors of Fellini's Folly tea, featuring a medley of rooibos, licorice, mint, golden raisins, and orange peel. Satisfy your cravings with this delightful beverage, perfect for any occasion.
Indulge in the delicate beauty of cherry blossoms with our Sakura drink, a refreshing and rejuvenating blend of floral and fruity flavors. This enticing beverage captures the essence of springtime renewal and inspires hope with every sip. Join us in celebrating the timeless tradition of hanami with our exquisite Sakura drink.
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What Are the Benefits of Ali Shan Tea?
Ali Shan tea usually refers to an oolong tea harvested in central Taiwan on Ali Mountain. It is recognized as a High Mountain tea, as it is grown at an altitude in the range of 1000 to 1500 meters. At Sencha Tea Bar, we offer an array of oolong teas, including Ali Shan, that satisfy the taste buds of many.
This loose leaf tea consists of a bud and three or four lustrous, tender, soft leaves. The leaves are rolled tightly on the stem into glossy, dark green, round shapes. As with all oolong teas, Ali Shan tea is semi-oxidized. Due to its minimal oxidation, it has a greener appearance than some other oolongs, approaching the appearance of green teas that undergo no oxidation.
Ali Shan Tea Benefits
Ali Shan, just as with other oolong teas, contains antioxidants, an abundance of minerals such as selenium, zinc, and more, vitamins C and E, and caffeine.
Some of the important benefits of Ali Shan tea include:
Helps Digestion and Weight Loss
This tea assists with the digestive process. With its combination of caffeine and polyphenols, Ali Shan tea accelerates metabolism, which can contribute to weight loss and also help alleviate painful indigestion and acid reflux.
Improves Cardiovascular Health
Ali Shan tea can help promote cardiovascular health and prevent heart disease. The minerals and antioxidants in tea instruct the body to break apart fat that accumulates in the blood, which helps decrease LDL (bad cholesterol) levels.
Boost the Immune System
The vitamins and minerals in Ali Shan tea can help to constantly fight against inflammation and infection. With a boost to the immune system, you can increase recovery time and prevent disease. This tea can start defeating bacteria as soon as it enters your mouth, aiding in the prevention of tooth decay.
Rich in antioxidants, Ali Shan tea can help the body fight against harmful free radicals that result from pollutants in the environment. It can give your skin a young and fresh appearance.
Stimulates and Relaxes
The Taiwanese oolong tea contains caffeine, a stimulating substance that contributes to focus and brain alertness. Since the caffeine in this tea is released more gradually into the bloodstream than the caffeine in coffee, it tends to last longer, assisting with memory and other mental activity.
At the same time, this tea contains L-theanine, and an amino acid which calms and relaxes the nerves. It can help the brain remain focused without producing the jitteriness that sometimes results from consuming coffee with caffeine.
Check out the Ali Shan tea and the rest of the collection at Sencha Tea Bar now!
How To Drink Loose Leaf Tea
If you’re new to tea drinking, you may be in the never-ending debate between bagged and loose-leaf tea. Many tea drinkers prefer tea bags as they are readily available, convenient, and easy to prepare.
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