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Different Types of Tea You May Want to Try

Whether for hydration, relief of stress, a stronger immune system, or purely for the love of scents and different flavors, different types of tea has been consumed in several regions worldwide for various reasons, and after water, it is the second most popular beverage. 

Historically, the origin of tea dates back to 2737 BC and has six main categories: black, white, oolong, yellow, fermented, and green. However, there are more than twenty thousand different teas in the world, making it almost impossible to try them all. 

An insight into new tea types found here that you might want to try would be helpful if you are a lover of tea like myself. 

Jasmine green tea

Jasmine is a flowering plant that can be obtained in tropical regions. When mixed with green tea, it is an absolute delight. It is believed that drinking jasmine green tea is an effective way to speed up metabolism, causing an increase in fat burning and, subsequently, losing weight. This is because they contain catechins that induce weight loss. 

Plain green teas that have been processed minimally are usually considered the best for weight loss. With its fresh and marine aroma, jasmine green tea is also an excellent way to revitalize when you feel tired and enhance productivity. It contains a high concentration of vitamins and antioxidants, improving the overall well-being of an individual.

Turmeric-ginger tea

This is an easy-to-do tea made using turmeric and fresh ginger. Curcumin, an active ingredient in this tea, is useful for decreasing pain caused by arthritis. Turmeric-ginger tea is perfect for an upset stomach or flu. Both ginger and turmeric have anti-inflammatory properties. Due to its spicy-like taste, this tea is usually taken with honey, but this is optional. It is heartwarming and perfect for cold days. It also helps to fight inflammation, boost immunity, and improves digestion.

Cream tea

With just a blend of tea, scones, and cream, you can make your cream tea. The scone should be about 4-7cm in diameter, with jam (usually strawberry) spread first on it, and finally the clotted cream. Many people would argue that the cream should be spread first, but this is absolutely up to you. Cream tea is characterized by its heaviness when compared to other types of tea because of its thick, clotted cream. Still, it remains a favorite, majorly due to its classic combination.

Peppermint herbal tea

Peppermint is generally known to freshen breaths. The tea recipe gives an enticing herbal flavor and aroma. It has a cool, fresh taste with a tingling finish. It contains some oils and compounds that have potential health benefits, including, decreased nasal congestion, a cure for digestive issues, skin glow, inducing sleep, amidst others.

Earl Grey tea

Earl grey tea is mostly enjoyed as a black tea. However, unlike a lot of other black teas, it contains antioxidants resulting from mixing it with bergamot oil. Research has shown that it might be useful for weight loss, so you might need to drink up if you want to lose the extra weight. Bergamot extract contains antioxidants that support the immune system. Queen Elizabeth II, the queen of England, mostly starts her day with Earl Grey tea, with no sugar but a splash of milk. 

This is no surprise, considering the divine taste and immense benefits of Earl Grey tea. If you want to feel queen-like, you can brew this fantastic tea, pour it into a bone china cup, put on your best clothes, and relax in a comfortable chair while sipping your tea, knowing that Queen Elizabeth got nothing on you.   

Lemon tea

This is lemon juice added to green or black tea, together with the seeds and pulp, increasing the teas’ minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Lemon tea can also be made by slicing a fresh lemon in half, squeezing the juice into a mug, and adding hot water. Lemons, which are low-sugar and low-calorie in nature, are believed to have the ability to detoxify our bodies. It can be drunk to ease stuffy noses and sore throats. It is one of the easiest teas to make and is perfect for those who have the flu or want to lower their blood pressure.

Good tea is necessary. Ideally, it should be loose and look like rolled-up dried whole tea leaves, enticing you with its flavor, appearance, scent, or preferably all of them. About three minutes should be allocated for the tea to brew properly, after which you add your preferred sweetener, then enjoy.