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9 Different Tea Types

By Pshinde2109 @pshinde2109

Tea is the Second Most Consumed beverage in the world, after water. The thousands of different varieties of teas available in the world .All tea is produced from a plant called Camellia sinensis. Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub native to Asia.

The traditional method of preparing tea is to place loose tea leaves directly (or in a tea infuser) into a tea pot or teacup, pour freshly boiled water over the leaves, and allow the infused liquid to steep (or "brew"). After a few minutes, the infuser is removed, or the tea is poured through a strainer while serving. Strength should be varied by the amount of tea leaves used, not changing the steeping time.

9 Different Tea Types

It is least processed and purest among all teas. White tea has light color and flavor and is appreciated by its natural sweetness and delicacy. White tea was the preferred drink of royalty. White tea has very little caffeine, 1-2% as much caffeine content as one cup of coffee, and brews a light color and flavor. Silver Needle is the best white tea for mixing with flavored or scented teas so you get all the wonderful white tea health benefits without disrupting the overall taste.

Green Tea is most popular type of tea and it is the favorite choice among Asians. Green tea has been consumed in Asia for centuries. When green tea was first discovered in China and then transferred to japan. Some Green teas are flavored with herbs or fruits. But Green tea has a clean and delicious taste.

It is recognized as Chinese's Tea and majorly served in Chinese Restaurants. It is fermented for a shorter time, which gives it a richer taste. It contains about 30 milligrams of caffeine per cup. Oolong Tea may aid in weight loss.

This is what most of us have grown up drinking. Full-bodied and strong, black tea taste great alone and taste great with milk and sugar. It makes nice Iced tea as well. In India, black tea is often boiled for fifteen minutes or longer to make Masala chai, as a strong brew is preferred. Tea should be strained while serving. Black tea has a slightly bitter flavor and contains the most caffeine-about 40 milligrams per cup.

9 Different Tea Types

It is the only Tea which does not contain leaf from Camellia plant family. It is mixed of herbs, flowers and fruits. They are delicious when hot or iced. Herbal varieties contain no caffeine. Avoid herbal weight-loss teas, which may contain dangerous laxatives. Herbal tea comes in variety like peppermint, tulsi, cinnamon, neem, chamomile, orange, lemon and many more.

Rooibos Teas are made up from herbal infusions made from South African red bush. It is also called as Red Tea. Rooibos Tea is delicious, comes in a variety of flavors and can have when hot or iced.

Mate Tea is considered the coffee lovers' favorite tea as it tastes like coffee. Mate is wild shrub from Argentina that makes for a delicious, flavorful tea. Often consumed in a gourd with a filtered straw. This Mate herbal tea is full of bold flavors.

It is also called as Flowering Tea, because this tea actually 'blooms' as they steep. They are hand tied by tea artists and always come with beautiful designs. This can be considered as romantic gift as it looks beautiful.

Tea blends often have the best of both worlds since they combine more than one type of premium tea. Mixing teas in a blend is one of the best ways to get great flavor.

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