6 Different Types of Tea and their Benefits

What can be more refreshing than sipping on a freshly brewed cup of tea on a busy day? But, did you know that apart from its refreshing properties, tea has several other benefits too? For years, tea experts have been concocting various versions of tea that are flavorful and have different characteristics.

Here in this article, we take a look at different types of tea and the benefits associated with them.

Green Teas

One of the most popular beverages, Green Tea makes up almost 15%* of all tea produced and consumed, and is widely enjoyed in Asian countries. These days, green tea is available in different flavors. Some of them even have a floral aroma or are infused with real fruit or fruit essence to add more flavor.  Drinking green tea is a great way to keep your body hydrated. It is a natural source of fluoride, which keeps teeth healthy by maintaining normal tooth mineralization and it is also naturally low in calories. 

Oolong Teas

Oolong tea, also recognized as “wu” long tea, has an appetizing fragrance and sweet aroma. It is also known as the typical Chinese tea served in Chinese restaurants Oolong tea is a natural source of caffeine, which has well known ‘stimulant’ properties and has been shown to increase alertness and improve concentration.  This makes it an ideal drink to enjoy first thing in the morning to set you up for the day ahead.

Peppermint Tea

Peppermint Tea belongs to the mint family. Not only does it have a refreshing flavour and aroma, but it also has a number of health benefits. Widely used to aid digestion and naturally caffeine free, it is perfect after any meal and also works well as a palate cleanser

Camomile Tea

Camomile Tea is a part of the sunflower family. It is popular all over world and has been consumed for centuries now. What tea drinkers love the most about this tea are its calming properties and the fact it supports digestion and aids restful sleep.

Rooibos Teas

Rooibos tea, or red tea, is made from an infusion of South African redbush leaves.  Tetley’s Rooibos tea tastes wonderful hot as well as iced. Its deep red colour and delicious taste make it a versatile and naturally caffeine free alternative to black tea.

Puer Teas

Puer Tea is an ancient black tea produced only in China. It is known for its unique earthy, mature and smooth flavour, which is a result of the fermentation processes. Of all the kinds of tea, Puer tea is perhaps the most simple yet cryptic.

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