4 Types of tea and how each one is made

Tea is the best beverage in every season and a very famous drink across the world. You can drink tea whenever you want. There are many varieties of tea you have seen in your local shops or on websites such as black tea, green tea, white tea, herbal tea, blended tea, etc. All tea is different because of its unique aromas and flavors. But do you know? Primarily there are four types of tea which have more varieties in it.

  1. Back tea
  2. Green tea
  3. White tea
  4. Oolong tea

All these teas are produced from the same plant that is Camellia Sinensis, also known as the tea plant. Other herbal teas such as chamomile tea, red tea, or ginger tea are produced from rooibos leaves from Africa. They are not related to Camellia Sinensis plant or tea plant. So because for this reason, these herbal teas are excluded from types of tea. The differences between these four types of tea lie in their process of making them. Plus, each type of tea has its flavors and aroma with various health benefits that give you a healthy life. Black tea is a popular choice among people and the health benefits of black tea truly make it a special one.

  • Black tea

In the west, the hot and strong flavor smoked sienna colored drink is very popular. Either this black tea served with a squirt of lemon or added milk and sugar, this tea is now a part of ceremonies in many countries. Black teas are fully oxidized tea leaves of Camellia Sinensis. Black teas include 40-60mg of caffeine per 8 ounces cup. But its caffeine content is less than any other coffee. If you drink plain black tea, then it doesn’t contain calories, carbohydrates, and fats. Black teas are harvested and produced in China, India, Nepal, Kenya, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, etc. This tea has many varieties such as Earl Grey tea, English breakfast tea, CTC chai, Doke black fusion, and many more. They all have different flavors and aromas. Black tea is suitable for those people who love caffeinated beverages but do not like coffee. It’s a good option for coffee. This tea has numerous health benefits such as 

  • Improves your heart health
  • May reduce bad cholesterol
  • Maintain your gut health
  • May lower your BP and blood sugar levels
  • Lower the risk of stroke
  • May prevents cancer
  • Refresh your mind and body
  • Green tea

Green tea is a very famous beverage in China, Japan, and Korea for centuries. This tea is lightly oxidized, dried, but not fermented. Because of its process of oxidation, it retains its dark green color and various antioxidants like tannins, vitamin C, chlorophyll, and minerals. The lack of process is responsible for its low caffeine. The effect of caffeine is mild high but does not cause a caffeine crash. Drinking green tea helps you with a good nap without giving you insomnia and nervousness. Chinese green tea includes 30-35mg of caffeine per 8 ounces cup, whereas Japanese green tea includes 25-30mg of caffeine per 8 ounces cup. Green tea has many positive health benefits such as

  • Boost your brain function
  • Maintain oral health
  • Helps in weight loss
  • Prevents cancer
  • Lower bad cholesterol
  • Improves heart health
  • And helpful in many other illnesses.
  • White tea

White tea is the most expensive and rare tea compared to other types of tea. This tea is originally produced in the Fujian province of China. White tea is made from young buds of Camellia Sinensis plants. These teas are handpicked teas that are harvested in early spring. This tea is harvested at a very young age than green tea and black tea. The young buds of the Camellia Sinensis plant were plucked and then dried in sunlight. This tea has the very least processed. It only needs continuous steam and then dried. It is named white tea because of its color of hairy bud. This tea has a pretty sweet and delicate taste than other types of tea. However, white tea contains less caffeine than green and black tea but has the highest number of antioxidants. It also has various health benefits similar to green tea such as

  • Prevents cancer
  • Highest amount antioxidants
  • Helps in weight loss
  • Having anti-aging properties
  • Improves Oral health 
  • And helpful in many other conditions
  • Oolong tea

Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea. This tea is harvested and produced in the Fujian province of China. This tea got it named after its long, dark distinguished leaves that looked like a wild black dragon when it’s brewed. It also has its unique flavor that comes from a long process that includes drying leaves of Camellia Sinensis in sunlight, less oxidation, cooling, and drying processes. The final result of taste is a mild flavor than black tea and stronger flavor than green tea. Like other types of tea, oolong tea also has many health benefits similar to green tea. 

  • Lower the heart risk
  • Aids weight loss
  • Prevents cancer
  • Prevents Diabetes
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Reduce inflammation

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