Must-know sorts of tea

Rooibos Tea

Rooibos tea, or African Red Tea, is an herbal tea that comes from the South African Red Bush, and the leaves are ground and bruised before they're fermented and dried.

Earl Grey

Earl Grey is another popular tea in England. According to the story, it was created by Twinings in 1831 for the then Prime Minister, Earl Grey.

Dandelion Tea

Dandelions are edible, and dandelion salads and dandelion tea are both popular options. Tea made from dandelion leaves is very light and mild, with a slight floral taste.

Unusual types of tea

Chamomile Tea

A popular tea to wind down the evening with, chamomile is an herb that, when steeped, creates a tasty, perfumey brew.

Oolong tea

Oolong is one of the most useful teas in the world you should try. This type of tea contains an antioxidant called flavonol.

Herbal Teas

Unlike flavored tea and other blends, herbal "teas" are not technically tea at all because they are not made from the Camellia sinensis plant. Herbal teas are concoctions of leaves, herbs, spices and flowers from a variety of plants added to boiling water.

Must-know tea making tips

img
Cool Your Tea By Leaving A Teaspoon In It
According to the Royal Society of Chemistry, leaving a teaspoon in your tea for a few seconds is an effective cooling method.
img
Avoid Watery Iced Tea
One of the nicest things about tea is you can enjoy it all year round, warming up in winter with a hot cup of tea or chilling out in the summer with iced tea.
img
Quantity
The amount of tea will affect the taste, so add more or less depending on how strong you like it. We recommend one teaspoon per person and one teaspoon for the teapot, if using loose tea.

About

Addison Peebles

a professional tea making tutor

Do you want to get more about contemporary and traditional tea making techniques? Then visit our online tea making workshops Taraeden. Our professional tutor will explain to you how to make perfect tea using different tea making techniques. In addition, the Gong Fu Cha ceremony will be demonstrated to you. When buying Chinese teas or visiting a traditional Chinese tea house, we will usually be offered tea prepared in this style. Gong Fu Cha is easy to master and, with the right teaware, can readily be enjoyed anywhere from home, work, even outdoors. So, don't hesitate and let's explore together!

Contact us

We use cookies and web analysis software to give you the best possible experience on our website. By continuing to browse this website, you consent for these tools to be used. For more details and how to opt out of these, please read our Privacy policy.