The Different Types of Tea: All you need to know
There are many different types of tea so if you’re interested in learning more about these teas then you’re in the right place.
Tea comes from a plant known as Camellia Sinensis and is the only plant that every variety of tea currently on the market stems from. This of course doesn’t include herbal teas and tea blends as these are typically made up of herbs, flowers, spices and sometimes other ingredients.
In the guides below we take a look at the many different types of tea as well as the different blends that you’re able to buy or make at home. As you probably already know every tea varies in taste, health benefits and much more.
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The main varieties of tea that you will find are known as white, green, black and oolong teas. These all come from the plant known as camellia sinensis that is mentioned above.
You’re probably most familiar with these types of teas as these are the ones you will find at any good supermarket. If you’re after more specific varieties such as unique tea blends and herbal teas, then you will probably need to visit a tea shop.
You will find a lot of herbal teas around as they are pretty popular. These types of tea are mostly known as your rooibos, mate and blooming teas. The herbal tea blends usually don’t contain any caffeine so if you’re looking for a tea to keep you going you’re probably best looking at some blends or the normal varieties of tea.
Blend teas have certainly become the most popular type of tea you can buy. These combine several ingredients to create an amazing flavour and a tea that is good for you. You will find combinations that mimic the flavour of apple crumble, nougat, vanilla slice and much more.
You can make your own amazing tea blends at home and save some money. I have an ever growing list of fantastic tea recipes that you should check out if you’re interested. Making a tea blend such as chai at home is super easy and there are many other different varieties of tea blends you can try as well.
You can buy all these types of tea in both tea bag or as loose leaf form. I personally prefer loose leaf as the ingredients you get are of much higher quality. If you’re looking for a loose leaf tea infuser to go with your tea, then be sure to check out the page on them. I take a look at some of the coolest infusers around and why you might want to buy a certain type.
Every tea has its own health benefits so if you’re curious about the health benefits of tea then head over to the page on it. We take a look at all the popular teas and what you can expect to get out of it if you plan on drinking it.
A mug can also make and break your tea experience. If you’re after a cool mug for drinking tea out of then be sure to check our coffee mugs. These mugs are not just fantastic for tea but also for coffee as well.
As I mentioned before we’re constantly adding more and more teas to the different types of tea list. If you want to stay up to date with all our latest guides, recipes and much more then make sure you follow us on any major social network.