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Types of Green Tea

Sencha

The most commonly drunk variety of Japanese green tea is known as Sencha. Sencha is grown in direct sunlight and tends to be harvested in the first or second flush of leaves. It is said that tea leaves from the first harvest are usually the best quality.

Gyokuro

The process of growing Gyokuro green tea is similar to the one of Sencha, except that about 3 weeks prior to harvest, the tea leaves are hidden from sunlight.

Tencha

A major difference between Tencha and Gyokuro is that after it is harvested and cultivated, the Tencha does not go through the rolling process.

Kabusecha

For approximately one week prior to picking, Kabusecha bushes have reed screen or cloth placed over them to block out most sunlight. This enables new leaf shoots to grow without sunlight, giving the tea a darker green color, full-bodied flavor and lower astringency than Sencha.

Black Tea and Its Variety

Assam

Even if you have not tried pure Assam tea, you have probably come across it in English Breakfast or Irish Breakfast tea blends. Assam tea leaves are the base for these two types of tea, and they are the main reason for the bold color and deep taste these blends possess. If you are not an early morning person, then Assam is a great alternative to coffee.

Ceylon

Ceylon originates in Sri Lanka, and it is a medium to strong black tea that manages to maintain a light and refreshing taste. It uses Sri Lanka’s former name—Ceylon—as its own.

Dianhong cha (Yunnan tea)

The color of this tea is interesting. It has more of a golden amber color than a typical “black” tea. Since Yunnan has a delicate flavor and people class it as a premium tea, it is usually served by itself. However, it also tastes nice with milk.

Lady Grey Tea

Although Lady Grey is similar to Earl Grey, in addition to bergamot orange it contains extra flavorings from lemon peel and regular orange peel. As a result, Lady Grey has a very fruity and flowery taste.

Tea Making Tips

Timing is important!

To avoid a bitter flavor, steep tea according to suggested brewing time. Just set a simple kitchen timer (or the timer on your phone) and remove the tea when the time's up!

Some like it hot... but not burnt!

Similar to steeping time, each variety of tea has a unique steeping temperature as well. Using water that is too hot can "burn" your tea. Burning the tea leaves will result in a quick release of tannic acid and caffeine, resulting in a bitter, astringent, or acrid flavor.

Why is water temperature important?

Water temperature is a critical factor in bringing out the best qualities of green tea. If the water temperature is too hot, the tea will be too bitter and much of its delicate aroma will be lost; if the water temperature is too cool, the full flavor contained in the leaves will not be extracted.

Dante Burton

Head Tea Master at Tea Herbalist Studio

We are a small company of people who are passionate about tea and the countries where tea is cultivated. We invite you to explore our site and learn more about the "art of tea". Our company is committed to recycling everything we use that can be recycled.

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