Tea is a drink made by infusing leaves of the tea plant (Camellia sinensis or Thea sinensis) in hot water. There is only one plant that produces tea.
Types of Tea Black tea is made from the leaves that have been fully oxidized. Hearty deep rich flavour coloured amber brew. Most commonly used in North America.
Green tea is not oxidized. It has a delicate taste, light green color and is very refreshing. Most popular in Asia.
Oolong refers to partly oxidized leaves, combining the taste and color qualities of black and green tea.
White tea is the most delicate of all teas. The new buds are plucked before they open in early spring, then withered and dried slowly at low temperature.
Flavoured teas are real teas blended with fruites, spices or herbs. Great for iced tea!
Herbs/Tisanes are blended botanicals made by infusing leaves, fruits, barks, roots, or flowers of edible non-tea plants.
Pu-erh is an unusually larged leafed tea with a characteristic earthy flavor.
Rooibos is an indigenous herb of South Africa. It grows only in the Cedarberg mountain just north of Capetown.