Tea: What Is White Persian Melon Tea?

White tea is gaining popularity in the Western world very rapidly. Renowned for its mild, sweet flavor and enormous health benefits, white tea appeals to a whole new crop of tea drinkers. White tea has a mild flavor that attracts those who might find black teas too bold and green teas too grassy. The flavor of white tea is described by most tea drinkers to be light, airy and a bit sweeter than black or green tea. It is rarely bitter, even when over brewed and is best enjoyed without sweetener or milk. It brews to a paler color than black or green tea and has a very delicate aroma. One of the finest white teas available is a blend …

Tea: What Is Jasmine Tea?

One of the tea blends you simply cannot miss is Jasmine tea. If you’ve never tried it, you’re missing a real treat. Much of the world has already discovered the fragrance and flavor of Jasmine tea. In fact, it is the most popular Chinese flavored tea. What makes jasmine tea so special is its special blend of high quality loose tea leaves with jasmine petals. The jasmine petals impart a delicate yet very aromatic fragrance to the tea. The jasmine petals also impart a slightly sweet flavor to the tea. Jasmine has been produced in China for at least 700 years. The original production of jasmine tea included plucking the jasmine blossoms just as they are beginning to bloom and …

Tea: What Are Good White Tea Blends

One of the most recent trends in Western tea drinking is white tea. Though white tea has been around for centuries, it has only recently become popular outside of the Asian world. And, even in China and Japan, where most white tea is grown, it was traditionally reserved for special occasions because of its rarity. Today, however, tea drinkers all over the world are enjoying white tea more and more. White tea comes from the same plant as other teas, the camellia sinensis. But, it is harvested before the leaves are fully open and while the buds are still covered with fine white hair. This makes the tea leaves much mellower, resulting in a much milder tea than black and …

Tea: Varieties And Grades Of Green Tea

If you’ve ever shopped for green tea, no doubt you’re aware that there are a vast number of choices. There are green teas from many regions of the world, and many varieties, grades and flavors from each region. Green tea was likely the first kind of tea. About 3000 years ago in China, people plucked fresh tea leaves and let them dry in the sun before storing them. In the 8th century, tea processors began using the evaporation process, and by the 12th century, they began sautéing the leaves. Basically, green tea came about before tea processors learned the methods associated with processing black tea. Even today, green tea is one of the teas left in its most natural state. …

Tea: The Best White Persian Melon Tea Pluckings

If you haven’t experienced White Persian Melon tea, you’ve missed a real treat. White Persian Melon tea is a flavorful blend of white tea combined with sweet melon nectar. It’s one of healthiest and most refreshing beverages you can drink. But, like other teas, some White Persian Melon teas are better than others. Making great White Persian Melon tea, of course, requires the best white tea with the best melon flavoring. One of the features that people typically evaluate in determining good tea is when the tea is plucked. However, this is not the best way to judge the White Persian Melon Tea you’re buying. White tea can only be harvested for about two weeks during March and April of …

Tea: The Best Green Tea Blends

Green tea is fast becoming one of the hottest ways to look after your health. More and more research is surfacing that suggests that drinking green tea may be one of the simplest things you can do to live a longer and healthier life. Green tea is special because of the way that it’s processed. Though it comes from the same plant as black tea, it is produced in an entirely different way. During processing, black tea is allowed to oxidize, or ferment. Green tea however, is simply dried and then steamed or fired to prevent the oxidation process from occurring. It sounds like a simple difference, but it causes some very powerful differences between the two types of tea. …

Tea Drinking In The United States

Traditionally, the marketplace for loose leaf tea drinkers in the United States has been limited. Although loose leaf tea was extremely popular in colonial times, the consumption of loose leaf tea gradually changed and recently the American market for tea has been generally confined to iced tea and tea in bags. Loose leaf tea was introduced to America at the same time of introduction to Europe. As early as 1650 Dutch traders were active in the tea trade and Peter Stuyvesant, as an early governor of the New York colony, brought the first tea to New York. Loose leaf tea was so popular in colonial New York that at one time the small colony consumed more loose leaf tea than …

Tea: White Tea: India’s White Teas Compared To Ceylon White Teas

White tea is quickly becoming one of the most popular teas in the world. Tea connoisseurs everywhere are scrambling to learn about the different varieties of white tea and sampling them like made. The vast majority of white tea is grown in China, with Japan being the second most popular place for growing white tea. However, each year more and more white tea comes from India and Sri Lanka, making these the two fastest growing regions for the production of white tea. Many people are not familiar with white teas from these countries, though black tea from both Sri Lanka and India are very common. As time goes on, it’s certain that you’ll see more of these white teas become …

Tea: White Persian Melon Tea: India’s White Teas Compared To Ceylon White Teas

White Persian Melon tea is one of the most delicious white tea blends you’ll find. However, like many other white tea blends, it can be difficult to find. And, White Persian Melon tea can be made from many different varieties of white tea. Each will have its own unique flavor based on the type of white tea that is used for the base of the tea. Most white tea is grown in China and Japan. However, what many people don’t realize is that white tea is grown in India and Sri Lanka, and that these regions of the world are rapidly gaining ground in the white tea market. White Persian Melon Tea made from these teas will taste just a …

Tea: When Are The Best Green Tea Pluckings?

Green tea has become a very popular beverage in the Western world. It has been popular in Asia for centuries, where it was produced more than 3000 years ago. Today, most green tea is still produced in Asia, though other countries produce green tea, as well. There are literally hundreds of varieties of green tea, and many different grades of quality within these many varieties. Green tea comes from the same plant as black and white teas; the Camellia sinensis. Green tea differs from black tea in the way it’s processed, however. Green tea is not fermented during its processing the way that black tea is. Rather, after the tea leaves are plucked, they are laid out to wither for …

Tea: What Makes Quality White Persian Melon Tea?

In today’s tea market, the product gaining popularity the most rapidly is white tea. Though white tea has been around for centuries, it is fairly new to the Western world for two reasons. The first is that it is the rarest of all teas; just a little is grown each year. Secondly, in Asian cultures white tea was traditionally reserved for only the highest tea ceremonies; it was not considered an everyday beverage. Today, however, we’re discovering the delicious taste and significant health benefits of white tea and we’re clamoring for more. One of the most delicious and sought after blends of white tea is White Persian Melon Tea, a flavorful blend of white tea with melon. White tea comes …

Tea: What Makes For A Quality Tea Experience?

Tea is more than a beverage – it is a way of life that leads to well being and satisfaction and it is healthy and tastes good as well. To start the day with a steaming cup of your favorite tea puts the rest of the day in a better perspective and to end that day with a final cup makes the experience that much better. In the mind of many tea drinkers the day just seems better with tea in it. It only follows therefore, that the higher the quality of the tea, the better the experience. Many people ask – what is the best way to have a quality tea experience? First – start with tea that you …

Tea: What Makes A High Quality White Licorice Tea Garden?

Flavored white teas are becoming increasingly popular. White tea is fairly new to the Western world, but is becoming more popular each year. White tea is the mildest of all teas, so it is a natural choice as a base for flavored tea, since the additional flavorings really shine in white tea. One of the most popular flavored white teas is white licorice tea. White licorice tea is a flavorful blend of licorice and the best white tea. White licorice tea is also extremely healthy. Because of the way that it’s processed, white tea has more anti-oxidants than black tea, making it effective at preventing many serious diseases like cancer and heart disease. These healthy benefits are another reason that …

Tea: How Do You Drink White Tea?

Tea is the world’s most popular beverage, next to water. But, some people are still fairly new to tea drinking, and are still learning the popular varieties and deciding which ones are they like best. One of the tea varieties that’s most popular today is white tea. White tea comes from the same plant as black and green teas, the camellia sinensis. What makes white tea different is when it is harvested and how it’s processed. White tea is harvested much earlier than other teas, before the leaves are fully open. At this point in the growing process, the tea buds are still covered by fine white hair, which is why it’s referred to as white tea. Unlike other types …

Tea, High Tea And Afternoon Tea – What’s The Difference?

Tea the Drink There are two forms of tea that often cause confusion in the tea world: tea the drink and tea the meal. Tea the drink is made from the Camellia Sinensis plant and from the processing of the plant white, green, oolong, and black teas are produced. The basic teas are also often blended with other plants like vanilla, mint and melon as well as flavors like Oil of Bergamot to make Earl Grey Tea, The beverage is made by steeping processed leaves, buds, or twigs of the tea bush in hot water for a few minutes. The processing can include oxidation, heating, drying, and the addition of other herbs, flowers, spices, and fruits. The term “herbal tea” …

Tea: Growing Quality Green Tea

There are literally hundreds of varieties of green tea, each with its own distinct flavor and characteristics. Green tea is grown in several countries throughout the world, but the vast majority of it is grown in China and Japan. Most tea gardens, particularly those in China and Japan have been around for many years. It takes time to develop a quality tea garden, along with knowledge, patience and the help of Mother Nature. Different kinds of green tea and green tea gardens in different countries require different care and attention. For an example, we’ll look at the year round work required to maintain a high quality tea garden in Japan that produces Matcha, Gyokuro and Sencha, three popular varieties of …