I sent the following to the Teaopia “Tea master” last night and got a response this morning.
1. Is the Tea Master safe? Plastic when heated can leak chemicals into food and in this case tea.
2. I have read that tea is not caffeine free. Despite manufacturer’s attempt to make it so, there is still caffeine. Is this true?
3. Teaopia sells a lot of traditional tea ware, online and in store. Will you on day offer small seminars on how these are used? Especially the Yixing pots which from reading online it seems it needs to be seasoned extensively.
4. When getting a drink at a Teaopia location I over heard that you are a Canadian chain. Why is it not present in the store or online?
Looking forward to your answers.
Their answer is as so:
Thank you for contacting Teaopia.
1) Yes our Tea Master is safe to use and is BPA free.
2) Yes all real “tea” contains caffeine that includes, White Tea, Green Tea, Oolong Tea and Black Tea. However, the caffeine content is significantly less than coffee (60-120 mg compared to 25-34mg in tea). While the caffeine levels in tea vary depending on the blend and how long it is brewed, the average cup contains only 25-34mg of caffeine. This is great news for tea lovers, or those who are looking to make the switch from other beverages to the health smart choice of tea, because according to Health Canada’s guidelines you can consume approximately 10-12 cups of tea every day!
3) At this time I have not been made aware of any plans to introduce seminars at Teaopia. I do have some interesting information about Yixing including how to properly season the pot if you are interested I would be more than happy to pass it along to you.
4) Yes we are a proudly Canadian owned and operated company. I will be sure to mention to the appropriate people that perhaps we should have this better advertised to our customers!
Thank you so much for taking the time to email us. I sincerely hope you are enjoying our store as well as our teas!
Have a great day and take the time to enjoy “The Perfect Cup of Tea”
Director of Communications
This is great to hear that the Teamaster is safe to use and learn a new other things about tea as well.
Go out and support Canadian companies!