Tea is a must drink liquid beverage in the morning, for its regular drinker. Although there are so many varieties of tea are grown and harvested every year in different province of different countries (mostly in China and Japan), black tea is mostly consumed.
Because most of the tea lovers aren’t familiar or don’t know too much about teas like green, oolong, white and pu-erh. On the other hand black tea is cheap in price and can be easily found in any local stores.
But because of the internet specially for the social networks people are getting acquainted with teas like green, oolong, white and pu-erh and these teas are becoming popular for their unique aromatic taste, color and health benefits.
Let me give you a short idea about these 4 most popular types of tea that could beat black tea in popularity within 21st century.
1. Green Tea:
Green tea, the most trending tea in the world right now. Green tea is the only tea which also can be found in the text book. Even I also came to know about green tea first in my college text book.
Don’t consider it as a normal tea, it’s the richest house of antioxidants which can bless the human body with so many health benefits.
Green tea leaves don’t undergo oxidation process that’s why able to contain higher amount of antioxidant specially polyphenols.
Many nutritionist assume that green tea can reduce the risk of diseases like heart disease, stroke, cancer, cardiovascular but will not prevent for sure.
But regularly drinking green tea will definitely boost your metabolism and increase your energy levels and also can lower the levels of bad cholesterols.
Green tea is more popular in women than men. As green tea contains fat burning ingredients naturally, most of the women adding green tea in their diet, in a belief that green tea will keep their weight off and they will be able
to maintain a slim and fit body.
The percentage of green tea drinker is still lower than black tea but the time is not far when green tea will be consumed more than black tea.
Types of green tea: Sencha, Gyokuro, Kabusecha, Matcha, Tencha, Genmaicha, Hojicha, Shinca are the names of different types of green tea.
All the green tea can provide you the same benefits. But Sencha, Gyokuro and Matcha are consider as the most popular and highest quality types of green tea. If you wanna drink green tea for weight loss then drink matcha. Because matcha green tea is recognized as the best green tea for weight loss.
2. Oolong Tea:
Oolong tea stands after Green tea in popularity. Oolong tea goes through all the process method that black tea goes. But the difference between black tea and oolong tea is, black tea fully fermented and oolong tea partially fermented.
Mostly produced in 3 province of China- Fujian, Guangdong, Taiwan. Oolong tea can burn more calories than green tea. A cup of oolong tea contains 37mg to 50mg caffeine.
Taste: The fragrant and taste of oolong tea can vary depending on the types of oolong tea and there harvested area and manufacturing process. So if you wanna find out its real taste, just drink a high quality brand of oolong tea.
Nutrients Property: Fluoride, Manganese, Potassium, Sodium, Magnesium,
Most popular types of Oolong teas: Iron Buddha, Da Hong Pao Phoenix Tea
Best health benefits: Regularly drinking Oolong tea can help you build strong bones and it’s antioxidant properties can also reduce the risk of heart disease.
3. White Tea:
White tea mostly harvested in Fujian region of China and goes through less process method than Green tea. That’s why white tea naturally contains higher amounts of antioxidant and can provide much more health benefits than Green tea. But not popular as much as green tea.
White tea price is higher than Green tea because it only harvested once in a year at early days of spring and the process method is also very difficult.
A cup of White tea contains only 15 mg of caffeine so if you are are looking for a tea that contains all the benefits of Green tea and less caffeine than white tea is best for you.
Taste: White tea has delicate and sweeter taste than green tea.
Nutrients Properties: Polyphenols, zinc, potassium, magnesium, calcium , amino, manganese, catechin, gallic acid, theobromine and caffeine.
Best types of white tea: Silver needle and White Peony are the premium quality types of white tea.
Best Health benefits: Regular drinking white tea can improve your skin,
promote better sleep and also can help you in reducing stress by helping in the production of neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin.
4. Pu-erh Tea:
Pu-erh tea falls in the category of fermented types of tea. But don’t consider it as black tea, as black tea is also fermented types of tea and both is also same in color. The difference between black tea and pu-erh process method is black tea oxidation process does not involve any microbial activity where pu-erh tea undergoes either- fully fermented with microbes or partly fermented by microbiaction.
Pu-erh tea mostly produced in Yunen province of China and the name pu-erh comes from a city name Pu’er.
Taste: Pu-erh has a mixed combination of taste such as sweet, floral and camphor. Pu-erh tea taste can vary depending on the quality, storage and on the types of pu-erh tea.
Best health benefits: Regular drinking Pu-erh tea can help you in lowering your blood cholesterol levels by preventing the growth of free radicals in the body and also can enhance digestion.
Few more words before finishing: Green, Oolong, White and Pu-erh all of these teas are the richest house of antioxidant, that’s why can bless the human body with so many health benefits naturally. So it would not be a bad idea to make the habit of drinking any of these superb tea in the morning and also in the evening.