WHAT IS BRASSICA TEA WITH TRUEBROC®?
Brassica® Tea is gourmet Sencha green tea and black tea containing 15 mgs of TrueBroc® branded glucoraphanin per tea bag. Our tea is available in 7 varieties. Glucoraphanin is a powerful, long-lasting antioxidant from broccoli that supports the body’s natural detoxification system. It helps to eliminate harmful pollutants and toxins from our bodies.
WHAT IS BRASSICA® COFFEE WITH TRUEBROC®?
Brassica® Coffee is all-natural light and dark roast coffee containing 15 mgs of TrueBroc® glucoraphanin from broccoli in each K-Cup®. Brassica® Coffee light roast features a blend of Guatemala Antigua, Colombian Supremo and Bourbon Brazil Santos coffees. The dark roast variety delivers a blend of French roasted Central American, South American and African Arabica coffees.
ARE BRASSICA® TEA AND COFFEE DECAFFEINATED?
Green and black teas naturally contain caffeine; however, Brassica® offers a decaffeinated version of its green. The decaffeinated variety is naturally decaffeinated through a Carbon Dioxide (CO2) decaffeination process. This method uses only pure CO2 gas and avoids the use of chemicals typically used in some decaffeination processes. The method we use is certified organic by two independent organic associations. The Carbon Dioxide process removes the caffeine while keeping the flavor in the tea.
Brassica® light roast and dark roast coffee is offered in decaf. The method used to decaffeinate the coffee is called Swiss Water Process®. The decaffeinated coffee is 99.9% caffeine-free, and the decaffeination process is 100% Natural, using no chemicals.
ARE BRASSICA® TEA AND COFFEE ORGANIC?
Brassica® Tea and Coffee are not organic at this time. Brassica® Tea is plantation grown and the Brassica® Coffee beans are from Colombia, Brazil, Guatemala. Both are non-GMO and 100% natural and pesticide-free.
ARE THE SINGLE SERVE COFFEE PODS RECYCLABLE?
Yes. Baltimore Coffee & Tea (BCT), our local partner, manufactures these recyclable cups daily. They are not co-packed by third parties, as many other cups are.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GREEN AND BLACK TEAS?
Most tea is harvested from the same plant (Camellia sinensis). The individual characteristics of teas are the result of the distinct processing methods used. Black teas, the most common teas in the U.S., are fully fermented, resulting in the deep reddish brown color and concentrated flavor. Oolong tea is partially fermented. Green tea undergoes the least processing or fermenting. And sencha green tea just means that it has been steamed to stop the fermentation versus pan fired which is how the fermentation of oolong and black teas is stopped. Green teas are the most common teas served in China and Japan.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIGHT AND DARK ROAST COFFEES?
The darkness or lightness of coffee depends on how long coffee beans remain in the roaster and the temperatures used during the roasting process. Dark roasted coffee beans create coffee that has a taste similar to the roasting process while light roasts emit more of the natural coffee flavors of the region its grown. People prefer different types of coffee, so Brassica® created light and dark roasts with TrueBroc® to appeal to a variety of coffee lovers.
ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA GREATER THAN BLACK TEA?
Green and black teas are made from the same plant, so they offer similar health benefits.
WHAT IS THE LEMON AND ORANGE FLAVORING?
The lemon flavor in our teas comes from a natural mixture of lemon peel, lemongrass, lemon balm and essence of bergamot. The orange flavor comes from a natural mixture of orange peel, safflower petals and natural citrus oils. Due to the nature of natural flavorings, there may be some variation in the flavor.
TEA AND COFFEE PREPARATION
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE BRASSICA® TEA?
We recommend steeping tea for two minutes for mild tea, or three to five minutes for full flavor. Care should be taken on steeping time because bitterness can result if tea is steeped for longer periods of time. Additionally, longer brewing releases more caffeine. Green tea is typically more bitter than black tea. Therefore, brew green tea for only two minutes. For stronger green tea, we suggest using more tea rather than steeping for a longer time.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE BRASSICA® COFFEE?
To brew Brassica® Coffee, insert the K-Cup® capsule into the brew chamber of your Keurig® K-Cup® Brewing System (including Keurig 2.0®). Select your preferred cup size. For the best results, we suggest an 8 oz. cup. Wait until brewing is complete and enjoy.
HOW MUCH TEA OR COFFEE SHOULD I DRINK? CAN I GET TOO MUCH GLUCORAPHANIN?
You can consume Brassica® Tea and Coffee like you would any other tea or coffee. There is no evidence to suggest that TrueBroc® branded glucoraphanin can be over-consumed. Based on many studies performed, we have not seen any adverse side effects of large doses of TrueBroc®. We suggest drinking two cups per day, which will provide you with the same amount of glucoraphanin that is in half a head of broccoli.
DOES THE AMOUNT OF TRUEBROC® I CONSUME DEPEND UPON HOW LONG I LET THE TEA BAG STEEP?
Our quality analysis shows that after steeping the tea for 2 minutes, the majority of the TrueBroc® is present in the tea, as glucoraphanin is water soluble. Steeping for longer than 2 minutes will not significantly increase the amount of TrueBroc®.
HOW MUCH TRUEBROC® IS IN EACH TEA BAG?
Each tea bag contains 15 mgs of TrueBroc® branded glucoraphanin. When brewed, two cups of tea give you the same amount of glucoraphanin that you would consume if you ate half a head of broccoli. Rest assured, our tea does not taste like broccoli!
HOW MUCH TRUEBROC® IS IN EACH COFFEE K-CUP®?
Each Brassica® Coffee K-Cup® contains 15 mgs of TrueBroc® glucoraphanin. When brewed, two cups of coffee give you the same amount of glucoraphanin that you would consume if you ate half a head of broccoli. Rest assured, our coffee does not taste like broccoli!