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Why does some packaging contain plastic?

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For some articles you will find a note that the packaging contains a certain amount of plastic. We want to be absolutely honest and have therefore added this clear note:

But what is it all about? First of all, this plastic packaging does not come from us. True Tea will never add its own plastic packaging. If you see this notice, it means that the packaging from our supplier contains plastic.

This can be for various reasons, for example to protect the surface of the product or to prevent breakage. We are in constant contact with our suppliers in order to constantly reduce the proportion of plastic or even replace it completely with alternative materials.

We draw your attention to this fact with the notice shown above. We hope that this information will help you with your product selection.

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How will my order be shipped?2022-04-26T13:06:36+02:00

We use the market leader DHL for shipping larger packages. We send smaller shipments cost-efficiently with Deutsche Post. When shipping with the German Post, we can unfortunately not provide you with tracking.

Whether by DHL or Deutsche Post: Shipping is guaranteed to be climate neutral.

Do you also have organic teas?2022-04-26T13:06:19+02:00

Currently, we are not allowed to offer organic goods due to a lack of organic certification. Many of our items are organic and we are aiming for organic certification in the future to be able to advertise them as such.

Is True Tea safe?2022-01-28T22:36:21+01:00

Yes. The connection between you and our website is encrypted end-to-end. You can check this at any time by looking at the lock icon in your browser bar.

We do not share data without your consent. We earn our money by selling you great products around tea – not with your data. Ordering from us is possible with minimal data usage and without an account.

What is the best way to store tea?2023-05-07T00:19:46+02:00

Tea should be stored airtight in a cool, dry place protected from the sun. Tea quickly takes on foreign odors – so always remember to seal your bag or Tin properly. Of course, this also applies to matcha.

Very important: Do not store flavored teas next to non-flavored ones. If your precious green tea Gyokuru is next to our Ibiza, it may taste like mango.

What is the minimum order value?2022-08-02T11:25:34+02:00

With us you can order from 9,90€ – from 34,90€ the shipping is even free. Below that we charge 4,99€ shipping costs.

How can I dispose of the cans?2022-04-26T13:07:01+02:00

Please dispose of the cans in the paper trash. There, the paper fibers can be recycled and you give new life to the raw material.

What makes the cans so sustainable?2022-04-26T13:07:37+02:00

The cans are made of 100% paper and do not contain any plastic. Thus, they are easily recyclable. The core of the sleeve is made of 100% recycled paper. This again significantly reduces the ecological footprint.

How do I prepare the tea optimally?2022-06-27T21:25:33+02:00

It all depends on the variety. Therefore, you can find the info you need on the product page and the products themselves.

However, here are some basic tips:

The water should always be fresh. Optimally, the water has been filtered – but of course this is not a must. For temperatures, you can use the following table as a guide:

TypeWater temperature
Black tea100°
Green tea and white tea70°
Herbal, fruit and rooibos tea100°
Oolong85°C-95°C

Herbal, fruit and rooibos teas should steep for about 8 minutes, while for green and white teas and oolong, the brewing time may be reduced to about 2-5 minutes.

Tip: To influence the taste ideally for you, you can turn two screws. This is, on the one hand, the amount of tea you use for the infusion and, on the other hand, the infusion time. The more tea and the longer it brews, the more intense the flavor. However, you cannot extend the infusion time indefinitely, as green and black teas in particular will otherwise become bitter. Just take our preparation instructions for the individual items as a starting point to meet your taste better and better, bit by bit with small changes. Good luck!

How do you protect my data?2023-07-14T11:38:38+02:00

Your data should remain your data! We take the protection of your data very seriously. Therefore, we have taken a variety of measures, including:

  1. We collect as little data as possible to fulfill your order.
  2. Our external service providers for order processing, payment processing, accounting and hosting as well as our marketing platform are based within the EU and are subject to the strict data protection laws of the European Union.
  3. All connections between you and us are secured with SSL encryption.
  4. We do not use Google Analytics, as your personal data would be sent to the USA without your consent. Instead, we use our own analytics tool to protect your privacy. The data collected from the analysis is stored in Germany and helps us to make True Tea better for you.
  5. Your payment data is not stored on our server, but at Mollie. Mollie is a European company that specializes in payment processing.
  6. We make it necessary to choose a strong password when creating an account.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.

For more information about privacy, please see our Privacy Policy.

Can I return items?2022-02-23T13:07:11+01:00

Yes, you can. We offer you free exchange/return 14 days after receiving the goods. Just contact us by mail.

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