There are four main types of tea. They all come from the same plant. The only thing that separates them is the amount of time before they are harvested.
The four main types of tea are: Black tea, green tea, white tea, and oolong tea.
The characteristics and flavor profiles of these teas are as follows: black tea which has a rich robust sweet flavor. Green tea which has a grassy mild nutty flavor. White tea which has a delicate sweet subtle flavor. Oolong tea which has a complex floral aromatic flavor.
There is also another tea known as herbal tea. Unbeknownst to some people herbal teas don’t contain tea in them at all. They are made by combining a variety of different herbs.
The benefits of tea are endless, but some of the well- known uses are as follows: Black tea has the highest caffeine of all of the teas and has been proven to help with blood sugars. It has also been known to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels and help cardio vascular function. It can improve your circulatory system thus lowering the risk of stroke and heart disease.
Green teas are known to kill bacteria viruses and fungi in the body. There is a high concentration of vitamin C to help treat the flu and the common cold thus inadvertently helping with weight loss.
White tea is the purest and least processed of all the teas. It contains healthy antioxidants that helps skin complexion. It has also been shown to help reduce the risk of cancer and improve oral health.
Oolong tea has been shown to help reduce heart disease, inflammatory disorders and high cholesterol levels. It provides vital antioxidants that promote good bone structure, robust skin and good dental health.
In conclusion there are many different types of teas and many different benefits from each tea. So there is definitely “a cup of tea for YOU!!”