Types of Tea
All tea (excluding herbal) come from the evergreen tea bush Camellia Sinensis. In the wild the tea bush may grow up to 60 feet tall. When grown for harvesting the plants are kept to an average hight of three feet.
Depending on the region where the tea is grown, the climate, soil conditions, and processing of the raw leaves determines the type of tea being made. There are around 3000 varieties of tea each with its own characteristics.
Black teas are far more diverse in flavor and type than many realize. Their character differs depending upon where they are grown, how they are processed, and the ways in which they are brewed.
When you sip green tea, you are drinking tea as it has been consumed for thousands of years.
White tea is the least processed of all the teas. Light and ethereal, deceptively complex, white tea is a very special form of tea.
Oolong is an amazingly diverse class of tea. It can provide flavors as fresh and vibrant as a green tea or as bold and invigorating as a black tea.