Types of Tea

Types of Tea: There are several main types of tea, all derived from the Camellia sinensis plant, but processed differently to achieve distinct flavors and characteristics:

  1. Green Tea: Green tea is unoxidized and retains its natural green color. It has a delicate and fresh taste, often described as vegetal or grassy. Green tea is popular in East Asia, especially in countries like China and Japan.

  2. Black Tea: Black tea is fully oxidized, resulting in a dark color and robust flavor. It has a stronger taste compared to other types and is often consumed with milk or sugar. Black tea is widely enjoyed in countries like India, Sri Lanka, and the United Kingdom.

  3. Oolong Tea: Oolong tea is partially oxidized, falling somewhere between green and black tea. It offers a wide range of flavors, from floral and fruity to toasty and nutty. Oolong tea is commonly consumed in China and Taiwan.

  4. White Tea: White tea is the least processed type, made from young tea leaves and buds. It has a subtle and delicate flavor, with a pale color. White tea is known for its high antioxidant content and is prized for its rarity.

  5. Herbal Tea: Herbal teas, also known as tisanes, are not made from the Camellia sinensis plant but instead from various herbs, flowers, fruits, and spices. Common examples include chamomile, peppermint, hibiscus, and rooibos. Herbal teas offer a wide range of flavors and are often chosen for their calming or medicinal properties.

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