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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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