Hey tea lover! And also, a non-tea lover!!!
Whoever it might be, at least once till date you have had at least a cup of tea. If you are fond of teas then you will love to taste different teas and wish to become a tea-taster. And if you are not a tea drinker, then it might be a hard time to choose one. So we wanna help you both at a time with a little glimpse of knowledge.
Here is a little list of teas that comprise all the types of teas in them.
Want to know, read on…
Types of teas - What are True Teas?
Every tea happens to be a relaxing boom on your nerves and calms the unwanted worries at Lil sip while awakening you from inner self.
All the teas are a product of Camellia sinensis plant, as they differ in manufacturing and production processes, their flavor and aroma differs, besides, brewing will be another addable reason.
Everything is put under a particular umbrella term, similarly, all the teas we drink are put into these true teas. True teas are particular teas which cover-up all the teas.
Know about them, slide down.
- The most popular type of tea in the world
- Green tea is mostly enjoyed in the season when it's harvested
- It's rich, creamy, and grassy taste with complex texture and long aftertaste.
- Green teas are minimally processed and unfermented
- Once green tea plants are picked, they are allowed to wither and then heat-fixed
- Green tea should be steeped at a very low temperature
- The uniqueness of green tea is, it reflects the environment where it's grown
- It is a chock-full of antioxidants that helps in cardiovascular health, prevents inflammation, controls cholesterol, aids weight loss, etc.,
- Black tea is the most consumed beverage
- Known for its deep, malty, robust, and sometimes Chocolatey flavour
- It is uniquely processed by oxidation, tea leaves are quickly and heavily oxidised.
- Dried by exposing to direct sunlight (piled up with fresh leaves as the older ones wither, to keep them moisturized)
- It gets brewed stronger with hotter water
- Has more caffeine than any other tea
- The cosy satisfying taste of black tea will depend on the craft of making it
- Black tea benefits health by maintaining blood pressure, lowering blood sugar levels, boosting heart health, improving digestion, increasing metabolism, regulating cholesterol, etc.,
- The most popular type of tea in China is oolong tea.
- It’s a semi-fermented tea with light floral flavours
- Oolong tea is floral, juicy, fruity to taste and deeply aromatic
- The craft of making oolong tea and the only reason for making it a favourite to lots of people is yaoqing, the turning and fluffing of leaves by hands
- Only little percentage of caffeine
- Hotter water and longer infusions are a good combo to make it perfect to sip and enjoy
- It holds the richness of health benefits of both green and black tea, mostly it is effective in reducing bad cholesterol and helps in maintaining good sugar levels
- White tea is one of the mildest varieties of tea
- It’s the least processed type of tea because it is non-heat-fixed tea
- It is crafted with the quick-drying process to give it a fresh and crisp taste and robust texture
- White tea can be any tea that is not heat-fixed, oxidised, or fired
- In younger leaves before the spring, caffeine is a higher concentration but generally, it’s in lower concentration
- White tea brewing is done in cold water with less loose-leaf
- The speciality of white tea is only younger leaves are used mostly and dried in the sun
- As it is very less processed, it retains lots of antioxidants and catechins
- It helps in preventing heart diseases and bone-related diseases, improves cognitive ability, inhibits some cancer types, etc
- Pu’er tea - Most expensive tea in the world (only ripened one)
- The only tea that is completely fermented
- Pu’er tea is intentionally aged tea just like wine
- Deep, sweet, foresty, and often cooling like camphor, this is because of its ageing processes
- The caffeine levels are highly debated and variable.
- The taste depends on the buds or leaves used, water steeping temperature and time
- The raw Pu-er tea seems similar to green tea while the ripened Pu'er tea resembles black tea
- This aids digestion, have anti-inflammatory properties, improve mental alertness.
- Incredibly a rare kind of tea
- Yellow tea is similarly processed to green tea
- The difference here is, leaves undergo yellowing
- Yellow tea has more unique flavours
- It is the pleasant, sweet, light and most flavoured type of tea
- Longer the time of brew, lasting is the flavour
- Any dried plant you steep is a herbal tea, simply, a catch-all term for all teas
- Tea means generally a herbal tea in most areas
- The taste depends on different ingredients added to the water for brewing
- Herbal tisanes are of wide varieties and diverse flavours as it is made by steeping spices, herbs, and other plants
- They are mostly caffeine-free
- Every variety has its defined benefits
- A soothing friend for life
To Sum Up
The list is of True Teas which are again classified into many varieties of teas. To give some knowledge of teas to you, we summed up these to make you harvest the feeling of drinking cups of varieties of teas.
Enjoy every sip…