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There are four "true teas." So what is a true tea? A true tea is a tea that originates and uses the leaves from a specific plant called Camellia Sinensis. The "true teas" are green tea, black tea, white tea and oolong tea.

Yet, as anyone knows who has walked through a tea store knows, there are far more teas listed than those. Indeed, here in the United States, herbal teas tend to dominate.

And so, to provide some helpful information to visitors to Tea Discussion, this section has been put together to help people understand tea better.

Black Tea Black Tea : The worlds most popular tea, growin primarily in India, China and Sri Lanka.

Flavored Teas Flavored Teas : Flavored teas are true "teas" (usually black or green) that have "things" added into them, also known as infused.

Green Tea Green Tea : The most popular tea in the United States and is surging in popularity world wide. Grown mainly in China and Japan.

Herbal Teas Herbal Tea : A very popular "non-tea" in the United States, less popular elsewhere. Does not contain the properties found in "tea", but usually contain many other healthy properties not found in more traditional teas.

Oolong Teas Oolong Tea : A semi-fermented tea that is widely grown in Taiwan.

Rooibos Teas Rooibos Tea : The "non-tea" from South Africa that illustrates the depths to which the UK will plunge to in order get their tea. It is grown in South Africa and is frequently known as "red tea" or "african tea."

White Teas White Teas : The cadillac of teas, white teas are the most rare of teas, as well as usually the most expensive. China produces the most white tea.

Other Helpful Articles

  • What Is Tea? : Detailed article that covers, exactly, what tea is and why, as well as what tea is NOT!
  • How Tea is Processed : Learn how the four main teas that come from a tea plant (green, white, black and oolong) are procssed.
  • Different Types of Green Tea : Information about specific Japanese and Chinese green teas.

Green Tea Books

New Tastes in Green Tea : NEW TASTES IN GREEN TEA is an original cookbook that ushers an underappreciated flavor into the kitchen as a beverage and a cooking ingredient.

Read More Green Tea Reviews on Tea Discussion.Com

  • Carrington Green Tea : A very, very bad green tea that is best saved to give to people you don't like.
  • Dragonwater Green Spicy Chai Tea : An absolutely top-notch green tea that has a bit of kick to it as well as a nice, subtle flavor of ginger and spearmint. A chai tea lovers delight!
  • Culinary Teas Gyokuro Green Tea : A premium Japanese green tea with a smooth and non-grassy flavor that is simply delicious...assuming you like pure green teas, that is!
  • Lipton Mixed Berry Green Tea : A decent cherry flavored green tea. Nothing great. Nothing bad. Just average.
See All Green Tea Reviews