All tea is produced from a plant called Camellia sinensis. The different varieties of teas available in the world only vary by the region it was grown, the time of year picked, and the processing method. Each type of tea has its own characteristics and benefits.
White tea is the purest and least processed of all teas. This loose leaf tea brews a light color and flavor. It is popular for its skin benefits and antioxidants.
Green tea is the least processed tea and has most antioxidants. It has been proven to provide numerous health benefits from lowering blood pressure to preventing cancer.
Oolong tea, also known as wu long tea, is full-bodied with a flavorful fragrance and sweet aroma. It is very popular tea in south-east Asia.
Black tea is the tea most people know since you likely grew up dipping tea bags of black tea in your cup. It has very less caffeine content and is a great preparation with milk and latte.
Herbal tea does not contain any leaves from the Camellia plant family, so it is sometimes referred to as a tisane. Herbal teas can be broken into three categories: rooibos teas, mate teas, and herbal infusions. Herbal infusions consist of pure herbs, flowers, and fruits.
Rooibos tea, or red tea, is made from a South African red bush.