5 Unique Teas You Must Taste
5 Unique Teas You Must Taste
”In the Taste of a single cup of tea, you will eventually discover the truth of all the ten thousand forms in the universe.”
Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world owing to its refreshing taste and attractive aroma. Perhaps one of the only drinks to never go out of trend since discovered this, stimulating beverage consumed by two-thirds of the world’s population is made from the processed leaf of Camellia Sinensis.
Tea plant Camellia Sinensis has been cultivated for thousands of years, in fact almost every tea enjoyed comes from a specific species of this plant.
Listed under are a few rear types of teas that will fascinate every tea-lover.
Mainly found in the provinces of Yunnan in China, Pu-erh tea can be aged over time like a fine wine. Each type of tea has its processing requirements; being the most oxidized type of tea this tea leaves gets better with time. While other categories of tea are best consumed right after production, Pu-erh tea gets better with age.
Pu-Erh distinguishes itself for its tremendous health benefits such as minimizing the effects of alcohol, burns fat, fights Cancer and improves eyesight. Also, the antioxidants in Pu-Erh improves digestion, speeding the metabolism and dissolving excess acidity, so if you tend to suffer a bit after meals, have a cup of Pu-Erh to help digest and feel lighter!
Oolong tea is one of the most popular teas with a distinct flavor. Traditional oolong tea is produced with Camellia Sinensis from Fujian Province in southeast China. What makes this particular tea different from rest is its fermentation process, unlike the black tea which is fully fermented Oolong tea is partially fermented.
The most difficult one to process, Oolong Tea is partially oxidized during the processing which gives it a dark shade. This subtle beverage is prized for reducing cholesterol and for its weight loss function. Oolong tea is also known to have high saturation of polyphenols, which increases your metabolism and helps you burn fat faster.
If you are looking for a way to burn those extra pounds, start enjoying the benefits of oolong tea with a little exercise and have a look at the mirror to see the changes happening, as time goes by.
Ginseng tea is derived from the ginseng plant root. Its name is derived from a chemical called ‘ginsenosides’ present in its root, which is a major health benefactor present in this tea. Originated in Korea, Ginseng tea has become a popular beverage all over the world as an herbal drink.
Ginseng tea contains antioxidants that allow your body to burn calories and helps lose weight faster, it also boosts the immune system, reduces the risk of developing cancer and reliefs from menstrual problems. This brew is packed with nutrients; one serving of this tea contains 3g of carbohydrates and 11 calories.
Ginseng tea is one herbal drink that has multiple health benefits; however one must always consult a certified nutritionist or dietitian before adding anything to their diet.
A lot of people don’t know that there are different kinds of green tea, to name a few of the lot are Matcha, Kabusecha, Tencha, Sencha Tea. The rich blend of vitamins, minerals, caffeine, and antioxidants found in these green tea varieties, along with an ample amount of caffeine, make it very effective as an energy-booster.
Sencha tea is infused with many excellent health benefits, including its ability to prevent chronic diseases, reduce blood pressure, balance cholesterol levels, aid in weight loss, protect the immune system, and stimulate cognitive activity. When brewed, this tea has a greenish golden color, a refreshing aroma and a good balance between astringency and sweetness.
If you are a tea enthusiast and like to explore rear brews, here is another unique one. First grown in 1835, today this tea is mainly produced in the regions of Yame, Uji, Asahina in Japan. Also known as Pearl Dew or Jade Dew, Gyokuro tea is grown in different conditions from other green teas. What makes it rare is its sweet, soft marine-like flavor and amazing fragrance making it a much sought after tea.
Gyokuro tea is grown in different conditions from other green teas. A few weeks before plucking, the tea bush is covered with black curtains or bamboo and straw shades, filtering about 90% of the sunlight. By limiting the amount of light, the generation of catechins from amino acids is suppressed, resulting in a tea that is smoother and lighter.
So if you are looking for a way to lose any extra pounds you may have and still make you feel energetic and strong, Gyokuro is your brew.
Now you have a few unique options to choose from for your next tea party, so what are you waiting for let’s put the kettle on and have a cup of tea.