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How To Select The Perfect Tea? 10 Different Types of Tea

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We want you to enjoy the perfect cup of tea, everyday!

Tea remains the second most-consumed drink in the world, only followed by water.

Tea has been harvested and consumed for thousands of years, with many parts of the globe developing their own distinct varieties and tea culture.

Every tea leaf contains polyphenols to protect your heart, antioxidants that may lower your risk of cancer and other nutrients that boost your immune system.

Today, there are over three thousand blends available, with more tea blends being developed every day. 

Select A Good Tea! 

Brewing the perfect cup of tea is all about first selecting a great tea. Today, there are hundreds of wonderful and different tea varieties, each with its own special flavors and benefits.

Since it is all about your personal taste, we are happy to share tips on how to select the perfect type of tea. 

a) Black Tea 

Black Tea is one of the most popular teas here in the United States. This caffeinated tea is known for its very robust and full-bodied flavor. Since it only has about half of the caffeine in a traditional coffee cup, black tea makes a great morning beverage.

It is also a perfect pick-me-up drink after a long day at work. Some of the most familiar black tea varieties are English Breakfast, Darjeeling, and Earl Grey.

b) Green Tea  

How To Select The Perfect Tea

Green Tea is a popular tea variety in Asia. It is best known for its rich earthy flavor as well as its refreshing clean finish. Green tea offers us numerous potential health benefits, and it is rich in antioxidants. Green tea only has about ¼ the amount of caffeine as coffee. You can also enjoy green teas with delicious hints of fruity flavors.

c) White Tea  

White tea is considered one of the rarest and least processed teas. The tea is known for its mild, delicate taste, and its complexity in flavors. White tea production is native to a small area of North Fujian, China.

It is also enjoyed for its soothing, cooling, and detoxifying properties. White tea contains less amount of caffeine, and it has the most antioxidants. 

d) Oolong Tea 

Oolong Tea is unique because of its partial fermentation, which produces a diverse arrangement of both off-green and black leaves. It is known for its beautiful layers of healthy antioxidants with rich, full-bodied flavors and a distinctive aroma. The oolong tea taste is complex, yet the finish is smooth. This makes it popular with new tea drinkers who may not be used to the strong flavor of other teas. Oolong tea boosts metabolism and suppresses sugar cravings. The tea may also help in burning fat- having this tea can be an excellent addition to your diet plan.

e) Puerh Tea 

How To Select The Perfect Tea

Puerh Tea has long been treasured across the globe as an indispensable part of daily health. Considered as another “diet tea,” Puerh is known to help dispel grease and eliminate harmful toxins in our bodies. It is usually recommended to be consumed after a heavy meal to help your digestion. The Puerh tea flavors are earthy and woodsy with a smooth finish. 

f) Herbal Teas 

Herbal Teas are made from botanicals, herbs, fruits, and flowers. The tea is also known as Tisane teas- caffeine and calorie-free.

The antioxidants and vitamins found in herbal teas are considered significant for helping fight disease and infections. From protecting against oxidative stress to lower the risk of chronic disease- they are perfect for a healthy, relaxing drink right before bedtime or for those who are caffeine sensitive.

Those who enjoy a variety of fruity flavors will love herbal teas. The flavors are strong and well-rounded, without the astringency of other teas. Echinacea and Chamomile Teas fall into this category. Chamomile helps to prevent insomnia. Chrysanthemum is another prevalent herbal tea that also has well-known detoxifying properties. 

g) Mate Tea

Mate Tea is a herbal tea that contains much natural caffeine. The tea is extremely popular in the USA and Latin America for its truly invigorating energy while offering robust vitamin, mineral, and ant-oxidant content.

The Mate Tea taste is very distinctive and can be described as having a deep earthy flavor. It can make an excellent dessert tea.

h) Mint Teas 

How To Select The Perfect Tea

Mint Teas are delightful! Relaxing peppermint teas usually makes you feel less stressed and anxious. Peppermint tea is sleep-friendly, aids in weight loss, help cure an upset stomach, improves digestion, boosts your immune system, and fights bad breaths. Many pregnant women use herbal mint teas to help alleviate morning sickness.

i) Rooibos Tea

Rooibos Tea is also popular as “Red Tea” and “Red Bush Tea.” Rooibos is an herb indigenous to the South African Cedarberg Mountains. It is naturally caffeine and calorie-free tea. The tea is rich in many essential vitamins and minerals. It contains compelling antioxidant content. Many believe it will relieve headaches, disturbed sleep patterns, light depression, and hypertension. Rooibos tea is considered a good tea choice to use during pregnancies because of its valuable antioxidant properties.

j) Signature Tea Blends 

Signature Tea Blends are always available to meet your personal tastes! The Signature tea blends are created by tea specialists to help maximize the health benefits of the variety of teas, herbs, and flavors available today. 

Tea Is Really Good For You! Tea contains polyphenols, which are antioxidants that repair cells. In doing so, this may help our bodies fend off cardiovascular diseases, cancers, osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus, and other maladies.

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just green tea that’s good for you. Black, white, and red tea also have health-giving flavonoids and polyphenols.

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Erika Shanoff
Erika Shanoff is a nationally respected tea expert and the owner of Erika’s Tea Room located in Clermont, Florida USA.

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