The many different types of tea
There are many different types of tea, and each type has its own unique flavor and characteristics. All tea comes from the same plant - Camellia sinensis. The main difference between the different types of tea is the way in which the tea leaves are processed.
Black tea is the most oxidized of all tea types, which gives it its bold, robust flavor and dark color. It is made by allowing the tea leaves to oxidize for a period of time before they are heated to stop the oxidation process. Click here to learn more about our black tea made by small farmers in India.
Oolong tea is partially oxidized, which gives it a flavor that is a blend of the robustness of black tea and the delicate sweetness of green tea. It is made by bruising the tea leaves to release enzymes and then allowing them to oxidize for a short time before they are fired in a hot wok to stop the oxidation process. Click here to learn more abour our oolong tea made by small farmers in Taiwan.
Green tea is the least oxidized of all tea types, which gives it a delicate, subtle flavor and a bright, green color. It is made by heating the tea leaves immediately after they are picked, which stops the oxidation process and preserves their natural flavor and color.
Finally, white tea is made from young tea leaves and unopened buds that are harvested before the leaves fully mature. It is the least processed of all tea types, and has a delicate, mild flavor and a pale yellow color.
Each type of tea has its own unique flavor and characteristics, and which type you choose will depend on your personal taste preferences. Some people prefer the bold, robust flavor of black tea, while others enjoy the delicate sweetness of green tea.
Ultimately, the right type of tea for you is the one that you enjoy the most. Click here to enjoy any of our amazing teas.
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