Choosing the perfect cup of tea
Which Tea To Choose?
There are lots of different varieties but they come down, mainly, to four main varieties. Once you understand these, talking tea becomes a whole lot easier.
Almost all green teas originate in China and, Japan, where tea has been cultivated for some 2,000 years so they really know what they are talking about when it comes to growing and drinking tea.
With a darker, richer flavour than green tea, the majority of everyday tea drunk today is black tea. As tea drinking became more popular in Victorian Britain, the British decided to bypass the Chinese producers and produce teas within the British Empire
White tea is made from the same plant as the green and black varieties but is made from young leaves and buds. It also undergoes a slightly different process being uncured and less oxidized.
Tisane; the word used to describe fruit teas and herbal teas. Some have a black tea base but many do not contain actual tea leaves but are infusions of fruits or herbs. Fruit and herbal teas are drunk either for their delicious flavours and/or medicinal benefits.
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