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Common Tea Types
Last Updated: 03/11/2011

If you don’t consider yourself a tea drinker, now may be a good time to start. Tea is a popular beverage amongst culture. In fact, throughout history tea has also been proven to be used as medicine and has been the second most popular beverage in the world! (Second to water that is!). There are millions of different tea types all around the world. The four most common tea types include:

1)      Green Tea – Green tea is the most popular non-fermented tea amongst all of the teas. It is highly consumed and grown in both China and Japan. With an increase in popularity worldwide, green tea has hundreds of varieties for you to explore with your taste buds!

2)      Black Tea - Black tea is the most commonly consumed and processed tea worldwide. This tea is 100% fermented tea and has the most caffeine of the four types of teas. The leaf of this particular tea fully absorbs the oxygen from the air. This absorption provides the tea with the distinctive black color and taste.

3)      White Tea – White tea is a relatively rare tea. This particular tea is powerful but delicate of all the different types of teas. The tea has a fruity taste and is harvested before the buds of the leaves fully open.

4)      Oolong Tea – Oolong tea is also called “wu long” tea. This semi-fermented tea requires precise processing. Studies of this particular tea show that it can help folk’s loose pounds and the aging of the skin!

Drinking a cup of herbal tea a few times a day can help you maintain a healthy body.

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