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Types of Tea

Posted by on Oct 31, 2015 | 0 comments

There are Six types of Tea & other Variations


Black Tea: As legend has it, black tea was sort of created by default. In the seventeenth century tea was ordered from China by the British, it was long journey by boat that caused the tea to turn black from fermentation. The British were not tea connoisseurs at the time and had no idea it was not by design, and they enjoyed it immensely and ordered more. This is said to be why black tea came to be.
Green Tea: This is one of the most highly regarded teas for its healing properties, the leaves are green when they are heated to approximately 100 degrees, then rolled and dried. This tea is known to help with fat reduction in the body, it is a natural antioxidant, prevents tooth decay, lowers blood pressure, maintains healthy skin, a mild diuretic, increases stamina, prevents bad breath and cancer just to name some of its qualities.
Oolong: Is a semi-fermented tea. Oolong is one of the oldest teas on earth and is a combination of both black and green teas; hence its potency is doubled. The leaves are partially oxidized. It helps with metabolism, digestion, mental alertness, and promotes healthy hair just to name a few reasons to stock up on Oolong.
Smoked Tea: This is another tea strain that was created by happenstance as tea plantation in Fujian was forced to free up the drying room by the Chinese army and had no choice but to dry the leaves over fire, this created a smoky flavor and when the leaves were sold to Europe they became an instant success story.
White Tea: This tea is the most delicate as the leaves are only withered. It is rich in vitamins, polyphenols and antioxidants.
Red Tea: This variety of tea is grown in South Africa and is affectionately called “Rooibos”, this is not actually from a tea plant, it is its own plant that was discovered over three hundred years ago, however it is very similar to regular tea as its leaves are rich in antioxidants. It is caffeine free and has a lower tannin level than tea.
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Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 | 0 comments

We owe our introduction to tea to China’s Emperor Shen Nong, his inquisitive nature, hunt for remedies by tasting wild herbs and leaves, and his thirst. He is the renowned Father of Chinese medicine, and agriculture. It is due to his research, and discovery of tea leaves back in the year 2737BC that we are privileged to enjoy tea as we know it today.

Over the centuries, and with the spread of this wondrous beverage through Japan, and the Samurai’s daily ritual of tea consumption as a way of life by having a ceremony created by tea masters, Murata Shuko, Takeno Joo, and Sen no Rikyu called Wabicha, the world can partake of its glory. In the beginning of tea’s journey it was only consumed by the Noble, Wealthy, and Privileged. As a tea lover not of the Royal class, I am grateful for the changes that only time could create. Tea should be enjoyed by anyone who wishes to have the experience.
The history of tea is as rich as the flavor, in China lives the oldest tea tree, it is the Pu’er or Pu-erh, which dates back at least 1800 years, and is still harvested today. The tree stands firmly in the Yunnan province of China. Tea is a delicate plant that is harvested by hand in China, Japan, India, Africa and other countries.


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