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The Top 10 Selection of Tasty Teas
The Taste of Tea
Tea is a refreshing, aromatic pick me up, welcome at any time of day. It cleanses the palate, refreshes and quenches our thirst.
There are so many teas you can choice from these days making it a sometimes hard decision, each having its own taste and place.
Here are my Top 10 tasty teas that I love to drink , whether it be a traditional black tea or a herbal tea. Each having their own unique flavour and benefits.
Do you like drinking Tea?
Traditional Black Teas
Earl Grey tea is one of many English traditional blends of tea.
A plain black tea, which is usually used with a little milk added, is infused with the citrus flavour of bergamot.
This gives the tea a bright, tart, refreshing flavour unlike most black teas.
Twinings Teas, as pictured here, make a wonderful range of English Teas, package in beautiful tins full of loose tea or packed in lovely packs for the tea bags.
Lady Grey tea is a delicate, fragrant variation on the Earl Grey tea.
Also a black tea like the Earl Grey but not as strong flavored with Seville orange, lemon, bergamot and corn flower.
A beautiful delicately infused tea.
English Breakfast tea is also a black tea, best served with milk and sugar.
It is a full bodied, robust and rich blend of tea which is one of the most common types of tea in Britain and used all around the world.
Darjeeling tea is from the Darjeeling region in West Bengal India.
Darjeeling tea was introduce to the English during their time in India during the time of the British Rajah, taking the formula home with them on leaving.
A beautiful thin bodied, light colour tea with a lovely floral aroma with a musky spiciness to it, technically an Oolong tea.
Lapsang Souchong is a black tea that originates from the Chinese province of Fujian. Small plant from Lapu mountain.
Lap sang differs from all other teas as it is a smoked tea, smoked dried over a pine wood fire, gaining its distinctive smoky flavor thus referred to as smoked tea.
Dandelion tea is a herbal tea, made from the root of the dandelion plant.
The Dandelion roots are dried, chopped and roasted and ground into granules for the use of producing Dandelion tea and coffee.
Dandelion tea is well know for its health benefits, used as liver tonic, diuretic and for soothing an upset stomach.
Green tea originated from China and is very different to the black teas we know of in the West.
Green tea contains flavonoids which are full of antioxidant properties that when drank on a regularly basis is said to help the risk of heart disease and developing different types of cancer.
Grown in the fields of the mountains, this tea is picked in Spring and early Summer.
Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea.
Oolong teas range from sweet and fruity with honey aromas to woody and thick roasted aromas.
Oolong tea has no caffeine content unlike other black teas and green teas and aids in digestion, usually being drank before meals to stimulate appetite and during.
Lavender tea is an aromatic tea made from dried Lavender blossoms.
Lavender soothes both mind and body and is used to help people suffering from sleeping problems and calms, helping with nervousness and anxiety.
Lavender tea, when lukewarm, is also used as a mouth wash as Lavender contains antiseptic properties.
Ginger tea which origins in China, is made from the root of the young ginger plant.
A lovely spicy Ginger flavored tea, known for its health benefits, relieving nausea, travel sickness and digestive problems, also helps to fight the common cold and its symptoms.
© 2011 Julia M S Pearce