TeaTaste.org born with the intention to teach and describes the different types of tea in the world. Here, you are be able to discover and learn everything about tea plants and its unbelievable varieties like, for example: green tea, oolong tea, matcha, earl grey and others...if you are a tea lover and you need to know more, don't worry you are in the right place! Do you know the black tea benefits? or like prepare a medical infusion? ...Yes, Here you find the best about tea!
Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea. ~ Sir Philip Sidney
The most famous tea varieties
In this list you can find the main tea types. Click in the tea name or in its photo to know more
The tea history
The old legends try to provide information about its origins from the very beginning. One of the most popular legends attributes this discovery to Chinese agriculture`s father; Shennong, the Emperor. Legend has it that one day this emperor was resting under a bush boiling water to drink, when a breeze made fall on it a leaf of the tree where it was sheltering, making the water turn a coppery color: The history of tea in china like in India is full of legends like this one! Its presence dates back to the third millennium BC. Its origin is impregnated with millenary stories that start from its use as a medicinal drink; The history of tea it goes through exclusive exclusivity of consumption of the nobility and priests, until it reaches what it is today. One of the most consumed products and one of the three drinks with coffee and cocoa, the most important in the world.
what plant does tea come from?
The scientific name of tea plant is Camella Sinensis. The chinese tea plant, grow in humid and warm climates, but supports a variety of altitudes, which influences the characteristics of each tea. China was the first country to develop from that shrub, a successful drink that has spread throughout the world. Its ancients origins, had approach a big cultural behavior of its consumers.
Camelia Sinensis in wild state
The plant in its wild state, can reach between 10 and 15 meters high for these reason many people call it “tea tree plant”. In plantations they are allowed to grow up to 1.50 meters to facilitate their collection, which is not done until they reach three years of age. Its useful life extends from 25 to 40 years. Its leaves are serrated and oval green, with white and aromatized flowers that are used to make some high-end natural teas. The cultivation of the plant is not exclusive to flat or specially adapted places, so it can be found in different ecosystems and coexist even with other trees. Its flavor varies according to the different methods used in its processing, as well as its appearance and smell: green, black, and white... all with particular characteristics that involve a different tasting experience
Tea preparation and benefits
We cannot forget its preparation: an important element is water, remember that it must be natural and fresh (always below its boiling point), this makes its nutrients are preserved. The benefits of tea consumption in health are well known and documented around the world. Tea contains antioxidants, which can contribute to delay aging and regenerate cells in our body, strengthens the immune system, because between its components contain flavonoids and vitamin H that reinforce the body's defenses which is good by the way . Tea plant with its precious taste helps to reduce blood pressure, reduces cardiovascular accidents, as it prevents the formation of dangerous clots, fights cavities and even reduces bacterial plaque, promotes hydration of the body, intervenes positively in the digestive process, among other more benefits.
Tea and traditions
Tea is covered in a cultural tradition. Its position has been privileged in Chinese and Japanese societies (which gives this drink a mystical touch). It is without a doubt, a symbol of respect, culture and tradition. Although he may have undergone changes in his habits of consumption, what he keeps alive is his essence, which has a spiritual connotation. The greatness of tea with all its varieties, not only benefits the body, but also benefits the soul and the spirit.