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Simplest Guide To Different Types of Tea

Tea Types Guide

It is a beautiful thing that we have choices of different types of tea with different benefits and different tastes.

To simplify these, we have created a very simple guide to differentiate each one.


 

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Black tea The “western favourite” black tea has a dark brew with strong aroma and taste is a favourite among different types of tea.

  • great with milk and sugar
  • the tea base for Chai tea
  • many grades from a few dollars a kg to a few hundred dollars

 


 

23GTJ-Jasmine_GreenGreen tea Due to the little processing, green tea has kept the colour, original bittersweet taste and aroma of the freshly plucked leaves.

  • widely known for its slimming and germ fighting properties
  • Chinese green tea cheaper usually, more robust taste
  • Japanese green tea greener and grassier in taste usually

 


 

30RSO-Rose_OolongOolong (wu-long / black dragon tea ) Simply put, oolong is the best among types of tea after meals.  A good oolong is simply addictive!

  • great for digestion
  • reputed to help weight loss
  • varied taste from green tea to black tea like taste

 


 

40SNP-Silver_Needle_ZhengheWhite tea White tea is the least processed tea with the lowest tannins. It got its name from the almost colourless brew it produces.

  • light taste
  • high price (good ones are buds, not tea leaves)
  • antioxidant powerhouse

 


 

73MPC_Shui_Huang_Jin_Puerh_Cake[1]Pu-erh Unlike other types of tea , Pu-erh is better AGED. Just like vintage wine, a good vintage Pu-erh comes with a handsome price tag. You may even find some leaves as old as you are!

  • earthy taste, but not bitter
  • brew with hot boiling water
  • great for digestion. good after meal tea
  • gentle to stomach, caffeine drops as it ages

 


 

60TAT-Turkish_AppleFruit infusions Welcomed as a great family favourite, the fruit infusion is typically made up from a range of dried fruit and can be enjoyed hot or cold.

  • caffeine free, high in Vitamin C
  • Kids friendly – put in your kids menu
  • condense it into syrups for mocktails, waffles and ice cream!
  • usually has natural flavours added

 


 

50TNC-TonicHerbal infusions Since early history, people have been using herbal tea to heal, enliven and enhance their wellbeing.

  • While most herbs do not contain caffeine, some herbs such as yerba mate, cocoa and guarana do.
  • Check the ingredients before consumption as some herbs may react with certain medications, conditions or pregnancy. Ask your doctor or medical professional if you are unsure.
  • herbs are best not to store for too long – flowers in particular during summer season are prone to infestation.

 


 

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