Frequently Asked Questions

Fun Fact: All tea comes from the same plant: Camellia Sinensis. But its not just tea...The mighty tea plant gets its superfood status for its ability to help heal the body’s cells – nourishing them and helping prevent and battle diseases. The role antioxidants play in the prevention of disease has positioned the tea plant as ideal superfood in functional nutrition. 

It fights inflammation, supports a strong immune system and has the ability to promote heart healthcognitive functionlongevityenergypositive mood and alertness.


Millennia TEA offers the mighty tea plant in a way that you can enjoy it as a  daily superfood. To reep the benefits, you can:

  • Blend it.
  • Steep it.
  • Cook it. 

SMOOTHIE | RECIPE ANTIOXIDANT BOOSTER:  Pop a cube or some loose leaves in your favourite smoothie for an antioxidant and energy boost. Many customers love to first enjoy a cup of hot tea and then scoop the steeped leaves into their smoothie afterwards.  You can also use the mighty tea plant to add immune-boosting nutrients to your soups, stews, or omelettes. Simply toss in and prepare your recipe as you usually would. 

The stems are REALLY good for you! L-theanine levels (the amazing amino acid / caffeine regulator that helps ease anxiety, promotes clarity, Zen-like focus, good sleep, brain functioning) are higher in the tea stem than the tea leaves themselves, so brew them up and use them too!


HOT TEA (Suggested 400ml serving, please adjust water amount and steeping time to personal preference):

1. Put 1 cube, 1 Tbsp of chopped Tea – or – a small handful of loose tea in your tea infuser or directly into a mug or pot.
2. Fill up with boiling water.
3. Steep 6-7 minutes.
4. Enjoy!

Note: No need to remove your tea leaves. You can leave them steeping continuously, and just keep re-adding boiling water throughout the day to the same leaves. Antioxidants go up on second infusion (i.e. your second cup), and keep performing well on third infusion, so please re-infuse your serving of tea multiple times. Tip: use your "steeped out" leaves in a smoothie!

Other ways to use your TEA - The tea is also enjoyed chilled. Simply steep as normal and serve over ice. 

BLENDED: The healthiest way to consume the mighty tea plant is to put it in the blender with hot or cold water or added into a smoothie. This way, you consume the entire leaf and get the maximum health benefits.

Steeping it like any other loose-leaf tea will still give you a significantly higher serving of antioxidants than a quality green tea or matcha.  You can re-steep the leaves three times. Lots of our customers brew up a cup to start, then use the leaves to add antioxidants to their morning omelette or family's smoothie. 

OTHER USES: We wash our leaves and we are totally food grade, so you can use the tea leaves as a main ingredient in your smoothies, soups, or sauces. Find our recipes here! 

We encourage you to just keep adding hot water to your leaves throughout the day. No need to remove them from your mug if you don’t want to… They won’t get bitter, and antioxidants go up on second infusion, so you want to re-infuse them multiple times. If you enjoy a cup today and decide not to make another until tomorrow, just place your mug or infuser into the FRIDGE overnight (no need to put tea back in the freezer once it has been steeped) and steep it again the following day.

Or, if you want to have a cup of tea today and then use the leaves to give an antioxidant boost to your morning smoothie, that’s another idea.

Tip: We always recommend you toss your steeped leaves into a smoothie or recipe rather than throwing them out, there’s still lots of goodness left!

The difference is that we wash + flash freeze, fresh-picked organic tea leaves, instead of drying + cooking them like conventional green tea. This means, it’s not just tea, but also a superfood that can be added to any smoothie or recipe. 

The result: 1 serving of our tea / 1 tea cube will give you as many antioxidants & associated benefits as drinking 5 cups of green tea. When consumed as food, you’ll get even more. (As much as 15 x the antioxidants). Also - Because we’re a loose leaf product, you don’t have to worry about the microplastics and toxins found in tea bags. 

Another difference: Our leaves do not have the common bitter aftertaste you get from traditional green teas - it tastes light & fresh from the field because we keep the leaves in their most real, raw form

We are also the only company that we know of, that washes their tea leaves after harvesting. Just clean, organic, goodness 💚

Organic Camellia sinensis leaves a.k.a. tea leaves. That’s it.

No pesticides, artificial flavours, sugars, additives etc. The leaves are picked, washed and flash frozen within hours. 

We’re a Canadian company; our team is based in Saint John, NB.

As an origin, Canada does not have the climate to grow tea. The most antioxidant-rich plants (which is our focus) grow at high altitudes in tropical / subtropical regions with high humidity and good rainfall. We’ve travelled to a number of countries sourcing top quality, farmer-direct tea, and found the perfect partners in Sri Lanka.

The fields are nestled in the mountains, 8,000ft above sea level. The plants are mature, rich in antioxidants, and beautifully organic, hand-picked by families who have worked the land for generations. Our teas are then washed (we’re the only tea company we know of that washes tea leaves), and flash frozen in a BRC-certified facility (only organic produce is allowed through the door). We do this to maximize the fresh taste and preserve antioxidants that would otherwise be depleted during the drying + cooking processes associated with conventional tea-making.

We love our Sri Lankan partners (who have family in Canada .. and we have visited together in Halifax and Toronto in recent months), and they are global leaders in sustainability, fair trade and sharing the highest-grade organic superfoods. We LOVE them and consider them family. More info than you asked for, we know, but we are very proud of where we come from. 

When blended into a smoothie or recipe, the taste is virtually indetectable, it blends in similar to any green or spinach. 

When steeped as a tea, both the scent and flavour are light, refreshing and mild. As conventional teas are dried, heated and handled, the flavour gets more pronounced. Because we minimize exposure to heat, light and air to safeguard the maximum amount of antioxidants, our teas maintain that fresh-from-the-field quality and taste. They don't have the bitterness or astringency of conventional green teas.

Great question! 1 serving of our product has roughly 60mg of caffeine (less than or equal to a half cup of coffee).

When enjoyed steeped as a tea, one of our biggest differentiators is that our leaves can be (and should be) steeped multiple times during the day! You will actually get the lion’s share of the caffeine in your first cup of tea, and only trace amounts in your second and third steeping. However, antioxidants go up on second infusion, which is why we recommend people to steep at least 3 cups. There is also an awesome caffeine regulator in freshly frozen tea called L-theanine, which is why you get the focused energy and clarity without the jitters or crash