Teas Explained


Black Tea – The most widely consumed teas, black teas are full-flavored and characterized by a tannic, woody flavor with subtle, flowery nuances.

Body – Body refers to the weight of prepared tea on the tongue. A tea can have a heavy, medium, full or light body.

Broken Orange Pekoe –  Broken orange pekoe consists of broken and smaller sized leaves.Tea is graded by leaf size.

Green Tea – Green teas have a grassy, astringent flavor. With the release of a number of studies on the health benefits of drinking green tea, it is becoming more popular.

Herbal Tea – Herbal teas are not really teas in the true sense; they are herbal “infusions” or “tisanes.”  Herbal teas are made by pouring one cup of boiling water over two to three teaspoons of chopped herbs, and steeping for 3 to 5 minutes. They can be made from a variety of botanicals, including spices, roots, leaves, seeds and flowers.

Infusion – Infusion is another name for herbal tea.

Lung Ching Tea – Another name for Dragonwell tea.

Oolong Tea – Oolong (English) or Wu Long (Chinese pinyin translation) tea is a partially oxidized tea, and has flavor characteristics of both green and black teas.

Orange Pekoe Tea –  Orange Pekoe is a full leaf tea with no buds (tip).

White Tea – White teas are a type of green tea made from the unopened leaf buds. It is the least processed of the teas and has a light, grassy, very mild flavor. .