A cup of tea, early in the morning keeps you healthy and fresh. But, there are a wide variety of teas available in the market. The teas are of different types depending upon the benefits and tastes. And I know, it is very confusing to decide among the available types of tea and their importance. So, basically let us start with the two categories under which all the types of tea falls.
True tea and herbal tea
Herbal teas aren't actually real teas, but infusions. They are also known as flavorful teas, as they are infusions of various herbs and roots in hot water. Whereas, True tea or Real tea is prepared using leaves from the tea plant. The name of the plant is Camilla Sinensis. The only available true teas are green tea, white tea, Oolong tea and Black tea. The leaves of teas contain naturally occurring caffeine. White teas have the lowest caffeine content. The caffeine content in a cup of tea depends upon the preparation of the same. Here, are the top four types of teas.
The tea that goes through least processing and with a simple manufacturing process, White tea is basically sun-dried tea leaves. There are two popular varieties of white tea. Silver Needle are buds of the tea plant, whereas White Peony is a combination of both buds and leaves. Taste: The white tea is naturally sweet and has a round flavor. It is a good choice for individuals who prefer mild tea. Importance: White tea helps to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and also the risk of cancer.
These tea leaves do not undergo any oxidation process. Thus, they are plucked and withered to minimize moisture content. The tea leaves are either rolled into pearls or twigs depending upon the requirement. Taste: The green tea has a little bit of grassy and roasted flavor. Importance: Green tea is the healthiest drink which helps to improve the functioning of the brain as well as weight loss.
Also known as "Wulong tea" in China, the teas consumption is here for centuries now. Oolong tea tastes stronger than white tea but milder than black tea. The tea leaves go through a semi oxidation process for drying. The production of Oolong tea solely is in China and Taiwan. Taste: The tea has a floral flavor which gives it a smooth finish. Importance: This tea helps in boosting up the metabolism of the body and decreases the risk of type-2 diabetes.
Black tea is also known as "Red Tea" in China. Assam and Darjeeling are the two regions in India that produces largest amount of tea. Taste: Assamese tea offers a malty flavor whereas, Darjeeling tea offers floral and fruity flavor. Importance: Black tea has a lot of antioxidants that helps to lower the risk of heart diseases. In conclusion to all the details given above, A warm cup of tea can infuse your taste buds and give you a pleasing aroma. Also, add up some healthy food dishes with it to get a spotless and glowing skin. Go, try and experiment with various available teas and I'm sure you'll find the best one you can enjoy.