Different Tea Types
Green tea is made solely from the leaves of Camellia sinensis that have undergone minimal oxidation during processing. Green tea originates in China. Many varieties of green tea have been created in countries where they are grown. These varieties can differ substantially due to variable growing conditions, horticulture production processing, and harvesting time. The content of flavonoids in a cup of green tea is higher than that in the same volume of other food and drink items that are considered of health contributing nature, including fresh fruits, vegetable juices or wine.
- Green Tea prevents cancer: Study shows consuming green tea may reduce the death from cancer in general and especially reduce the death from gastrointestinal such as stomach, esophagus and liver cancer.
- Green tea restricts the increase of blood cholesterol
- Green tea controls high blood pressure
- Green tea lowers the blood sugar level
- Green tea suppresses aging
- Green tea stops cavities
- Green tea fights virus
- Finally Green tea refreshes mind and body
Black tea is generally stronger in flavor than green tea, white and most of the teas. Black tea is more oxidized than green teas, oolong teas, and white teas. Black tea made from leaves of the small tree of Camellia sinensis. While green tea usually loses its flavor within a year, black tea retains its flavor for several years because of that it has widely used as article of trading. Black tea is a type of tea that is more oxidized than oolong tea and green tea.
White tea is a lightly oxidized tea grown and harvested primarily in China’s Fujian province. Now a days they are grown in India, Taiwan, Northern Thailand and Eastern Nepal.
White tea comes from the buds and leaves of the Chinese Camellia sinensis plant. The leaves and buds are allowed to wither in natural sunlight before they are lightly processed to prevent oxidation or further tea processing.
The name “white tea” comes from the fine silvery-white hairs on the unopened buds of the tea plant, which gives the plant a whitish appearance. Prepared white tea is very light green or pale yellow depending on type of white tea .
White teas has lot of health benefits. High contain of polyphones, a phytonutrient that is thought to be responsible for the tea’s health benefits.
White tea has high levels of catechins, which reduce the occurrence of atherosclerotic plaques and the severity of strokes and prevent cancer in non-human studies.
Oolong is a traditional Camellia sinensis produced through a unique process including withering under the strong sun and oxidation before curling and twisting. Most oolong teas, especially those of fine quality, involve unique tea plant that are exclusively used for particular varieties.The degree of oxidation can range from 9% to 87%, depending on the variety and production style. This oolong tea category is especially popular with tea connoisseurs of south China and Chinese expatriates in Southeast Asia, as is the tea preparation process that originated from this area. In general this tea is very traditional in China like black CTC tea is very traditional in India.
Different varieties of oolong are processed differently, but the leaves are formed into one of two distinct styles. Some are rolled into long curly leaves, while others are ‘wrap-curled’ into small beads, each with a tail. Check for most popular oolong teas among common people in the world .
Rooibos is an African bush grown mostly in Western Cape province of South Africa. In many countries called in many different names red tea, bush tea (in Southern Africa), redbush tea (in UK), South African red tea, or simply rooibos. Sometimes spelled rooibosch in old Dutch etymology. It has good health benefits. Rooibos is becoming more popular in Western countries among those health-conscious people.It has high level of anti-oxidant. It is naturally caffeine free.People who avoid caffeine they drink rooibos as their everyday beverage intake.
South African people prepare rooibos tea in the same manner as black tea and add milk and sugar to taste. Other methods include a slice of lemon and using honey instead of sugar to sweeten.
Herbal tea is non-caffeinated beverage made from the infusion of herbs, spices, or other plant material.These drinks are distinguished from caffeinated beverages like coffee, maté and the true teas (black, green, white, yellow, oolong, etc.), or from a decaffeinated tea, in which the caffeine has been removed. In addition to serving as a beverage, many herbal teas are also consumed due to a perceived medicinal benefit.
For Example “hibiscus” which helps controlling type 2 diabetes and many more health benefits, “Chamomile” calming you down and may help prevent acid forming in your stomach.
Fruit tea is generally a blend of real fruit pieces mixed with many different herbs for example hibiscus, lemon grass and many other herbs they blended with berries, cranberries, coconut, orange etc. Because of proper blending of many different herbs with real fruit it makes a very healthy drink to consume everyday.It has fruity flavor . Depending on different fruit and herbs blend sometime it has natural tang to it. Just add a drop of honey to sweeten it.
It is a better alternative of drinking artificially flavored color added drinks.
Pu-erh tea, also spelled as Pu’er. Pu erh tea is a variety of post-fermented tea, specifically dark tea, produced in Yunnan province, China. Post-fermentation is a tea production style in which the tea leaves undergo a microbial fermentation process after they are dried and rolled. This is a Chinese specialty and is sometimes referred to as dark, or black tea.Pu erh is available as loose leaf or in various compressed forms as a tea brick.
“Matcha Powder” in general is a fine tea powder made from high quality teas. Green tea matcha is very common. Green tea matcha powder is made from soft green tea leaves grind into a fine powder. Stone grind matcha powder is very very fine and considered to be the best matcha. Best use of matcha will be to make green tea, as spice rub for meat, fish, and as spice for normal cooking and can be used to make desserts like muffins, cakes and ice creams.In every Japanese tea ceremony they use matcha powder.
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To produce Jasmine tea,tea leaves are harvested in the early spring and stored until the late summer when fresh Jasmine flowers are in bloom. Jasmine flowers are picked in the late afternoon when the small petals are tightly closed.The flowers are kept cool until nightfall. In the early evening, when the flowers begin to open, the tea is blended with Jasmine flowers and stored overnight. During the night Jasmine flowers open, bloom and release their fragrance into the tea. It takes over four hours for the tea to absorb the fragrance and flavor of the jasmine blossoms. This scenting process may be repeated for as many as six or seven times. In northern part of china jasmine tea is serve to welcome guest.
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Yerba mate, begins as a shrub and then matures to a tree and can grow up to 49 ft tall. The leaves are often called yerba (Spanish) which mean “herb”. They contain caffeine and related compounds and are harvested commercially.The flavor of brewed mate resembles an infusion of vegetables, herbs, and grass, and is reminiscent of some varieties of green tea.
Yerba mate is most popular in Uruguay, where people are seen walking on the street carrying the “mate” and “termo” in their arms and where you can find hot water stations to refill the “termo” while on the road. In Argentina, about 11 lb of yerba mate is consumed each year per every man, woman, and child, while in Uruguay, the largest consumer of mate per capita, 22 lb of yerba mate is consumed per person per year.
Native South American peoples have traditionally used yerba mate as part of a lifestyle that includes a healthy diet and exercise. Yerba mate has stimulant qualities to help you feel full sooner after you begin eating, and it slows your digestion so that your stomach stays full longer
In America yerba mate is widely available in health food stores. People believe that of yerba mate can relieve fatigue, promote weight loss, ease depression, and help treat headaches and various other conditions. There’s no definitive evidence that these claims are valid.
Yerba mate tea is very high in antioxidants. Yerba mate has more antioxidants than green tea. Yerba mate has significant immune boosting properties. It can slow the signs of aging, detoxify the blood and prevent many types of cancer. Yerba mate also helps reduce stress and insomnia.
The native peoples of South America have long used yerba mate tea as a traditional herbal remedy against digestive ailments. Yerba mate aids digestion by stimulating increased production of bile and other gastric acids.
Yerba mate help fat and cholesterol move through your bloodstream so that they don’t accumulate on artery walls. Yerba mate also prevents blood clots that may cause heart attack or stroke.
Like any other food Yerba mate should consume in moderation. Always, check with your doctor before trying any herbal product. Some studies indicate that people who drink large amounts of yerba mate over prolonged periods may be at increased risk of some types of cancer, such as cancer of the mouth, esophagus and lungs. Smoking in combination with yerba mate seems to greatly increase the cancer risk.