|Ever since the discovery of the ‘heavenly drink’ brewing in tea pots of around the world, Tea has seen many varieties and avatars. Today available as Dust Tea, Fanning Tea, Loose Tea, Leaf Tea and Tea-bags or categorized as Premium Tea or Regular Tea…Tea as the product could be divided in to following types:
Black Tea: The two leaves and a bud, which is the origination point of the TEA, are plucked and go through a process of withering and rolling before drying. The most consumed type of all; Black Tea is perfect for both, Hot Spiced Tea and Iced Tea. Black Tea goes through process called, ‘Cut, Torn & Curled’ giving it name CTC Tea. Black Tea is fully fermented Tea that gives them black color and name. Black tea is more caffeinated as compared to other teas and it is often enjoyed with milk.
White Tea: Largely grown in China and Japan White Tea is rarely consumed and found type of all. Also produced at Darjeeling, India White Tea contains least caffeine of all. Unlike Black Tea, White Tea is not fermented or lightly fermented. Plucked at first break of Sun, White Tea derives its name from the Tea-buds covered with fine silvery hairs.
Green Tea: Green Tea is called Green Tea as the leaves retain the same fresh green color. Green Tea is also non-fermented Tea that helps to retain the green color. Having almost same sweet tinge as White Tea, Green Tea has grassy undertone that distinct it from White Tea. Green tea is rich in antioxidants and contains a lesser percentage of caffeine compared to black tea.
Oolong Tea: Oolong Tea falls between Green Tea & Black Tea as it is fermented like Black Tea but partly. With unique process, Oolong Tea gets frailty of Green Tea and depth of Black Tea in balanced manner. This tea is mainly grown in China and Taiwan.
Scented or Spiced Tea: Classic infusion of natural flower extracts with Green or Oolong Tea is called Scented or Spiced Tea. Jasmine Tea is classic example for this type of Tea. Closer home people enjoy Lemon Tea or Orange Tea.
Pu-erh Tea: Difficult to pronounce and equally rare to find,
Pu-erh Tea is product of ancient wisdom for unique flavor and medicinal properties. Often passed from one generation to other as trade secret, Pu-erh Tea is ancient and rare Tea that brings with it benefits like help in digestion, thirst quenching, rejuvenation of mind and body, lowering triglyceride, Cholesterol among other.