The Ultimate Guide to Popular Types of Tea
Coffee has been the go-to drink for many people throughout centuries due to its caffeine, delicious taste, and health benefits. At Amora Coffee, we share a profound love for this drink and wish to bring a freshly roasted cup to all Americans. However, we realize that not everyone adores coffee like we do, and that’s perfectly fine.
When people are looking to switch up their morning coffee, tea is a great alternative. Tea has had a vast history that dates all the way back to China during 2,737 B.C. Whether you’re reading about the ritualistic aspects of tea in ancient Chinese society, its place during colonial America, or the modern research on its effects on our body; one thing is for sure: tea has a special place in the world and will never cease in popularity.
Tea lovers deserve the attention and care we give to coffee lovers. So in an effort to assist them, our company added Amora Tea to the catalogue in 2015. To people looking to get into the drink, tea fanatics, or those who want to try something new, here’s the ultimate tea guide for you. We can help you understand what types of tea are out there, how they’re beneficial for your health, and what we’re offering for you!
Types of Tea
The most prominent categories of tea are true and herbal tea. The main difference between the two is how they are made. True teas are mainly derived from the Camellia sinensis plant, while herbal teas are created using a blend of edible plants and herbal infusions.
Black and green teas fall under the category of true tea. On the other hand, many popular ones that people drink––such as Chamomile, Ginger, and Lavender––are actually herbal teas. Each has their own unique characteristics.
Ultimately, your drinking choice depends on what you’re looking for. So, here’s important information that can help guide you in the right direction.
What is Black Tea?
Black tea is created when black tea leaves go through an oxidation and fermentation process. As a result, you’re left with a fresh and flavorful drink. Though black tea does not have as much caffeine as your standard cup of coffee, its caffeine content sits at a comfortable 47 mg––but this rate may change depending on the brewing process.
Benefits of Black Tea
Not only does black tea have a distinct taste when compared to other drinks, but it also comes with a plethora of health benefits, too:
- Unsweetened and low calories
- Improves mental alertness
- Contains antioxidant properties
Amora’s Varieties of Black Tea
We have an amazing lineup of three black tea flavors––each having their own distinct aroma and taste:
- Our Earl Grey Tea is made the traditional way in one of Sri Lanka’s top tea estates. This black tea blend has bergamot flower blossoms added in for a wonderfully aromatic medium-bodied tea.
- Our English Breakfast Tea is from India’s famed Iyerpadi tea estate. This black tea blend is celebrated for its sweet fragrance, bright and lightly brisk liquor, and mellow light clean flavor.
- Chai Masala means “spiced tea.” Our Chai Masala Special Reserve is made in the traditional way—by combining a very small leaf grade of organic black tea with a special blend of ginger, clove, cardamom, cinnamon, and peppercorns. Perfect to enjoy all day and night long. It couldn’t be a more versatile brew!
What is Green Tea?
Green tea is another true tea that you’re possibly more aware of. From the iconic Arizona cans to Starbucks’ Iced Matcha Tea Latte, green tea is everywhere in many varying forms. Unlike black tea, green tea leaves are not fermented during the brewing process. Instead, they’re steamed and withered. Also, as opposed to your average cup of black tea, your cup of green tea will contain around 28 mg of caffeine.
Benefits of Green Tea
Green tea contains many nutritional benefits for your body:
- Better alternative to black tea––when monitoring caffeine intake
- High levels of antioxidants
Amora’s Varieties of Green Tea
Amora offers three vibrant and delectable green tea options that will leave your mouth watering:
- Green tea is one of the world’s most ancient and prized teas. Our Green Cloud Mist Tea is grown under cloud cover in early Spring on China’s Meng Ding mountain for a soft, sweet flavor, and vibrant green leaf color.
- Our Jasmine Tea is harvested in the late spring and early summer. Its delicate leaves rest in airy beds of Jasmine––creating an exotic, intoxicating yet delicate flavor.
- Our Pomegranate Green is an infusion of China green tea as a base with roses and pomegranate fruit flavor.
What is Herbal Tea?
As stated previously, herbal teas are different from black and green teas due to their brewing process. Herbal teas are derived from steeping herbs, spices, fruits, or other plants with tea leaves in hot water. Compared to true teas, herbal teas contain no caffeine and don’t come from the Camellia sinensis plant. As a result, their brewing cycle can be more “flexible” than that of black and green teas.
Benefits of Herbal Tea
Each type of herbal tea leaves their own beneficial effects on your body. Some popular teas that fit this description are:
- Improves sleep and relaxation
- Lowers stress
- Ease pain
- Fights against morning sickness
- Can treat chronic indigestion
- Soothes upset stomach
Amora’s Varieties of Herbal Tea
Amora can bring you up to four different types of calming herbal tea that will lighten up your day:
- Our Chamomile Tea is created from 100% organic full chamomile blossoms with no additives of any kind for a luscious honey aroma, rich color, and unusually full body.
- Our Ginger Lemongrass Tea balances pure ginger root with sweet lemongrass, licorice root, and a dash of pure lemon peel and mint. This herbal tea blend creates a clean & light yet intensely flavored beverage that can be savored hot or cold.
- Our Peppermint Special Reserve consists of a single solitary ingredient—all-natural and organic peppermint, lovingly harvested by hand. Made from the most aromatic and exquisite tasting peppermint tea we could find. Enjoy it hot or cold!
- Our Hibiscus Blossom Tea is a beautiful blend of hibiscus blossoms with vibrant fuchsia color and delightful floral aroma. The flower is often used to turn sweets, ice cream, and brews into a healthful drink with nourishing properties.
Enjoy Your Amora Tea!
Now that you have enough information about true and herbal tea, start researching for ones that fit what nutritional benefits you’re looking for. Just remember: whether you’re looking for highly caffeinated black, cholesterol regulating green, or calming herbal––our tea collection has you covered!