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5 Types of Tea From Around the World

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5 Types of Tea From Around the World

By Janet Webb Lee, Yoga International

From its strong health properties to its millennia-old cultural history, tea provides a rich and nourishing experience in every cup. While all tea is derived from the vibrant leaves of Camellia sinensis, each variety—much like cheese and wine—has its own regional home, processing technique, and unique taste characteristics. As you discover the vast world of tea, you may develop favorite flavors and even regional loyalties (we list a global selection of organic teas below, each rich in antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals). The journey starts by creating a personal ritual of preparation and appreciation—soothing your senses along the way.

Black

Formed by withering, rolling, oxidizing, and drying the fresh leaves, black tea today hails largely from the mountainous areas of India, Sri Lanka, and Kenya. Enjoy the touch of honey flavor in Mighty Leaf Tea’s Organic Darjeeling Estate.

Oolong

Chinese and Taiwanese tea makers create the characteristically complex flavor of oolong tea—with a bouquet ranging from apricot to spice—by tossing, bruising, and roasting the leaves. For a woody flavor, try Art of Tea’s Iron Goddess of Mercy Roasted.

Green

Fine green teas are the products of spring’s first flush, when warming weather quickly matures dormant nutrients. Minimal processing prevents oxidation, so the leaf retains its natural hue. Numi’s Monkey King Jasmine offers a crisp tea with floral high notes.

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8:16AM PST on Feb 1, 2015

really like tea. thanks

6:05AM PDT on Aug 31, 2014

Marvellous, five types of tea from around the world.

Be-leaf it or not, I have always found tea, be it either hot or cold ...to be absolutely flavourful, delicious and tearrific.

4:39PM PDT on Aug 28, 2014

Interesting, thank you.

4:39PM PDT on Aug 28, 2014

Interesting, thank you.

5:20AM PDT on Jul 25, 2014

Thank you :)

8:20AM PDT on Jul 12, 2014

Thank you :)

11:30AM PST on Feb 25, 2014

I love tea! Thanks for the post.

8:07PM PDT on Aug 14, 2011

No one Mentioned red tea, also known as "rooibos," From Africa, which has a host of benefits, including immune system health and aiding with common aches and pains. Stomach cramps, headaches, allergies, asthma, insomnia, eczema and high blood pressure

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/22068-red-tea-health-benefits/#ixzz1V3ydwneU

2:43PM PDT on Aug 14, 2011

nice article... about the white tea - the delicate flavor is actually given by the fact that this type is made from the young buds and leaves of the plant. I think it is also worth to mention that both green tea and white tea need special attention when brewing, the water must be boiled and then left to cool to a temperature of 70 or 90 degrees Celsius...

9:35AM PDT on Mar 21, 2011

thanks

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