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BLACK - LOOSE LEAF TEA
Black tea is a type of tea that is more oxidized than oolong, green, and white teas. Black tea is generally stronger in flavor than the less oxidized teas. All four types are made from leaves of the shrub (or small tree) Camellia sinensis.
GREEN - LOOSE LEAF TEA
Green tea is a type of tea that is made from Camellia sinensis leaves that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong teas and black teas. Green tea originated in China, but its production and manufacture has spread to many other countries in Asia.
OOLONG - LOOSE LEAF TEA
Oolong is a traditional semi-oxidized Chinese tea produced through a process including withering the plant under strong sun and oxidation before curling and twisting. Most oolong teas, especially those of fine quality, involve unique tea plant cultivars that are exclusively used for particular varieties.
MATE & MATCHA
What's the difference between yerba mate and matcha?! Perhaps due to their similar names, or to the fact that they're both teas, the two are often confused. We've been asked about the differences many times, so we wanted to provide a comparative summary. At the end of the day, both have tremendous health benefits and are a great substitute for coffee, energy drinks and the like.
HERBALS & TISANES - LOOSE LEAF TEA
Herbal teas — less commonly called tisanes — are beverages made from the infusion or decoction of herbs, spices, or other plant material in hot water. They do not usually contain caffeine and are not actually teas at all (i.e., they do not come from the Camelia Sinensis plant).