If you've been reading this blog for a while, you'll know I love tea. I'm still much of a beginner when it comes to teas, but I thought that I'd share what little knowledge I have. I wish that I'd had a list like this when I was staring at the shelves upon shelves of tea, wondering where to start. If I'm wrong about about anything, feel free to correct me!
White tea is similar to green and black tea, but contains more antioxidants. I haven't tried many white teas, and they don't seem to be as popular as most of the other types I mention. When I have tried white tea, it seems to be with mango. I would suggest steeping white tea for around 5 minutes.
I'm sure we've all had green tea before! You can find many different variations of green tea and many different blends. It can be quite strong, and I would recommend only steeping it for 2-3 minutes.
Black tea is a very common type of tea. It comes in many different flavours and variates, can be served with cream and sugar, in a latte, or plain. Black tea can be very strong, so I try not to steep it too long. I would suggest steeping it for around 3 minutes.
Caffeine Free Teas
I love rooibos! They some in endless flavours, and are caffeine free. I would recommend serving it without cream and sugar, as it doesn't get too strong. I would suggest steeping a rooibos tea for a minimum of 5 minutes.
There are endless variations to a herbal tea. In my opinion, I think that they're quite like rooibos teas, but with more natural flavours. Herbal teas can also be quite weak, so I would recommend steeping them for a minimum of 5 minutes.
What are your favourite types of tea?