Tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world – and yet, there’s still a lot of mystery and wonder about it.
For example, did you know that green, black and white tea all come from the same plant? It’s true – they’re all from the Camellia sinensis bush, but how they’re processed after harvest produces their very different aromas and flavors.
Here’s another one: what we call “herbal teas” are technically not ‘teas’ at all. Herbal tea contains no Camellia sinensis leaves; rather, it is made from many plants, using not just the leaves, but also the flowers, roots, bark and seeds. These brews typically contain flavorful, beneficial ingredients like chamomile, lemongrass and mint, and naturally contain no caffeine at all.
Whatever kind of tea you choose to enjoy, the art of blending tea is a combination of creativity and expertise. Whether you’re an expert steeped in tea’s rich heritage or you’re new to this ancient beverage, unlock the mysteries of tea and explore these tea topics and more with us. There’s always something new to learn about tea.