The world of tea might be daunting at first, especially with the abundance of tea varieties out there. Each type of tea has a distinct flavor, bringing a different experience altogether.
Here's a brief description of each type of teas you might encounter:
The black tea is one of the popular kinds of tea in the world. Made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis, these are withered, rolled, oxidized, and dried to produce the strong and bold flavor we all are familiar with.
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The white tea is a rare one and is made from tea leaves of the Fujian province in China. These tea leaves are the least processed among the others; just letting them wither and dry out on their own. This gives the leaves a delicate, sweet, and well-rounded flavor, as well as very little caffeine content per cup.
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Also known as the African Red Tea, the Roobois tea comes from the south african red bush leaves, ground and bruised before they are left to be fermented and dried. This tea does not go through oxidation, causing each cup to have a lighter flavor.
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The Oolong tea, is different from the others since it is picked later in the season compared to the famous green tea. The leaves are semi-oxidized through tossing or shaking the baskets, then heat-treated right after. These leaves are versatile as they are made either to have a light and fragrant flavor, or to have its own full-bodied flavor.
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Herbal Infusions doesn't necessarily come from tea leaves themselves. They are usually made with different kinds of herbs, fruits, flowers, and spices which give its own unique flavor. Most herbal infusion teas does not even have caffeine in them, a perfect cup before bed or relaxation.
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