Legend has it that sometime around 2800 B.C. Chinese emperor Shennong discovered tea when leaves from a nearby tree blew into a bowl of hot water. He praised the resulting drink for its pleasant aroma, refreshing taste, and restorative qualities. In the thousands of years since, tea has become a daily beverage for millions of people around the world all drawn to the mental, physical, and social benefits of a fresh brewed cup of tea.
A cup of premium organic tea can be many things: a morning pick-me-up, an afternoon escape, a ritual, a cultural experience. And now, thanks to Cusa Tea’s innovative new Cold Steep Technology, a delicious and rejuvenating cup of premium tea, free of chemicals, additives, fillers, or excess sugars, can be INSTANT! Serve it hot or serve it iced, with Cusa Tea, you can enjoy a perfectly brewed cup of hand-selected, premium organic tea in seconds. Quick, packable, tasty, Cusa Tea is for rushed mornings, business trips, outdoor excursions or anytime you might need a little boost or soothing refreshment in a hurry.
Sourced only from the finest organic tea plantations in Asia, our teas are hand selected for their quality, both in cultivation and production. Much of a tea’s character comes from the sun-drying process when it is left out in the open for to oxidize and turn into Green Tea, Black Tea, or Oolong Tea for example. By sourcing from smaller farms in remote valleys away from sources of pollution like busy roads and other development, we can reduce exposure to pollution and heavy metals that can contaminate other teas. After drying, we select the finest leaves for our Cold Steep process. Like cold brewing, Cold Steeping allows us to “brew” the tea over 8 hours and extract all the goodness from the leaves without destroying anything with high heat or extreme cold technologies like most other “instant” teas you may have tried. Our #1 comment from customers is “This doesn’t taste like instant tea!”
When we founded Cusa Tea, we had one goal: create an instant tea that doesn’t taste like an instant tea. We wanted to create something that retains all the flavor and benefits of regular cup of premium organic loose leaf tea, but make it available to you in three seconds. However, the available technology behind existing instant beverage products damages the quality of teas either through over-brewing with too much heat (think overcooked spaghetti) or too aggressive dehydration methodologies requiring extreme cold temperatures. After nine months of new development and trial and error, we discovered our Cold Steep Process. Cold Steep Technology uses room temperature water and pressure to extract all the flavor and maximum goodness from our hand-selected teas. From there, we vacuum dehydrate the cold brew, a much gentler method of dehydration, to concentrate the tea into crystals that instantly dissolve in hot or cold water. The result: a delicious, restorative, enjoyable cup of premium organic tea that can be made in seconds. It’s the next evolution in the thousand-year-old tradition of tea. HOORAY SCIENCE!