What is tea?
The world's most popular beverage. With so many varieties it's easy for your head to spin wrapping around them all. Here's a brief overview of the amazing world of tea:
Black tea: Black tea is the most common type of tea and is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. It is fully fermented, which gives it a bold, full-bodied flavor and a deep amber color when brewed. Some popular varieties of black tea include Darjeeling, Ceylon, and Assam.
Green tea: Green tea is made from the unfermented leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant and has a lighter, more delicate flavor than black tea. It is high in antioxidants and is believed to have a number of health benefits. Some popular varieties of green tea include Matcha, Dragonwell, and Sencha.
Oolong tea: Oolong tea is a partially fermented tea that falls somewhere between black and green tea in terms of flavor and oxidation. It has a complex, multi-faceted flavor and a golden color when brewed. Some popular varieties of oolong tea include Tie Guan Yin and Da Hong Pao.
White tea: White tea is made from the young, unopened buds of the Camellia sinensis plant and is the least processed of all the teas. It has a subtle, delicate flavor and a pale yellow color when brewed. Some popular varieties of white tea include Silver Needle and White Peony.
Herbal tea: Herbal tea is not made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, but rather from a variety of herbs, flowers, and other plants. It does not contain caffeine and is often consumed for its flavor and potential health benefits. Some popular varieties of herbal tea include chamomile, peppermint, and rooibos.
From full-bodied, to floral, fruity, herbal, creamy, and beyond, tea is a diverse world to explore. Come visit The Modern Rose today to try over 60 different types of organic, loose leaf teas, all steeped fresh to order, always. Ready to order now? Visit order.TheModernRose.com and order for pickup or delivery! We can't wait to serve you.