Tea is the agricultural product of the leaves, leaf buds, and internodes of the Camellia sinensis plant, prepared and cured by various methods. "Tea" also refers to the aromatic beverage prepared from the cured leaves by combination with hot or boiling water, and is the common name for the Camellia sinensis plant itself. Although tea contains various types of polyphenols, "contrary to widespread belief, tea does not contain tannic acid". After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. It has a cooling, slightly bitter, astringent flavor which many enjoy. There are at least six varieties of tea: white, yellow, green, oolong, black and pu-erh of which the most commonly found on the market are white, green, oolong and black.
All teas are made from the same species of plant, though different varieties may be used, and the leaves are processed differently, and, in the case of fine white tea, grown differently. Pu-erh tea, a post-fermented tea, is also often used medicinally. The term "herbal tea" usually refers to an infusion of leaves, flowers, fruit, herbs or other plant material that contains no Camellia sinensis.
CosmosAfrica has, in keeping with our tradition of innovation and creativity, partnered with the leading authorities in the field of tea brewing. These partnerships have yielded new and innovative vista in the field of hot beverage consumption in Nigeria with the emergence in the market of hot beverage vending – in partnership with NECTA for the equipments and ICS for the consumables to be dispensed through these systems. At ICS, the dedication is geared toward service of the perfect cup. Full attention has been paid to the production of fresh coffee, instant chocolate flavored drinks and cappuccino's, freeze dried coffee, whiteners, toppings, dairy products, teas, soups, cold soluble drinks and a number of specialties for anyone to enjoy, anywhere, whenever you like and how often you want.
In response to the growing need of fresh and authentic tea to guests in the ever expanding hospitality industry in Nigeria and the even more discerning taste of customers, CosmosAfrica has partnered with the renowned Ronnefeldt Teahouse a tea specialist for the hotel and hospitality industry. The needs of these establishments have led to the development of many products, including the well-known Tea Caddy, the wonderful new LeafCup and the Teavelope. We presently have our Ronnefeldt tea served in the following hotels, Sheraton Lagos, Sheraton Abuja, Hilton Abuja, Ibom Hotel Uyo, Eko Hotels, Protea Hotels GRA Lagos, Protea Hotel Victoria Island, Protea Hotel Maryland, The Oriental Hotel Lekki, Four Points by Sheraton Lagos, Golden Tulip Festac, Golden Tulip Accra and Holiday Inn Accra. In all these hotels, our premium quality tea is available at the buffet breakfast, lobby bars and rooms.
Coffee & Tea in the Quick Service Restaurants
We have recently introduced the “take away” concepts in sale of coffee and tea in the QSR. In the past customers have had to sit in the QSR to enjoy a good cup of Coffee or tea. This solution is provided by the use of BUNN brewer for the filter coffee and the tea ensuring that the aroma of the coffee/tea fills the store. Our belief that the “nose buys the coffee” has justified the brewer system. The coffee/tea is then served in a double walled paper cup with a plastic lid and stirrer.