What have you been drinking?
Based on our sales at our tea lounge in Bangsar Shopping Centre from January 2014 to June 2014, have a look :
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White tea comes from the delicate buds and younger leaves of the Chinese Camellia Sinensis plant. These buds and leaves are allowed to wither in natural sunlight before they are lightly processed to prevent oxidation or further fermentation. This protects not only the delicate flavour of the white tea, but also retains high levels of the chemicals responsible for the teas health benefits.
Green tea is mature tea that has been picked and then pan fired [or steamed] to stop the oxidation process.Because of the very limited oxidation, green tea produces subtle sweetness that offers a bouquet ranging from grassy to floral.
Oolong tea is partially oxidized to lie somewhere between black and green. While the look is more along the lines of black teas, the taste is closer to the green teas, but with a touch more oomph for a well-rounded flavour . Oolongs are commonly produced in the Fujian province of China and on the island of Taiwan , formerly called Formosa, from which one of the more famous oolong teas is named.
Black tea is the most intensively processed type of tea. The leaves are allowed to fully oxidize, creating their black colour before they are dried, giving black tea more complexity, more astringency and fewer vegetal overtones than are typically found in other teas.
Tisane [pronounced tee-sahn], commonly called herbal tea, is not a true tea. This is because it does not contain tea leaves, but rather a blend of various herbs, flowers or spice steeped in boiling water. Such teas have long been used for their healing and rejuvenating qualities. Theine-free,unless noted otherwise.
THEINE : another name for caffeine especially when present in tea.