30+ Different Types of Tea in the World
Tea is one of the favorite beverage of people not only in India but all around the world. People use to take it on several occasions of the day like in the morning, after work and some before sleep. There are more than 30+ different types of tea exist in the world and serve in almost every home with many varieties. The list is given below from the bucket of Laziz.
But before that, I would like to tell you that all the types of true tea come from the same plant species, Camellia Sinensis. There are only five types of True Tea that existed in this world and here is the list.
Types of True Tea:-
-> Black Tea
-> Green Tea
-> Oolong Tea
-> Pu-erh Tea
-> White Tea
So these true tea are using by people for centuries but in the modern era, so many other teas gained popularity other than these traditional teas. These all-new types of tea are herbal teas and fusion tea made from grains, flowers, leaves, and even mushrooms. These types of tea varieties are given below.
List of 30+ Famous Types of Tea Varieties in the World
1. Green Tea
Green Tea is originated from China and made from leaves that are less oxidized in comparison to black tea leaves. This tea is Green in color and sometimes yellowish and gives you a bittersweet taste so we recommend honey as a sweetener in green tea.
2. Black Tea
The reason why Black Tea is one of the most flavorful tea in the world is because of its strong aroma and robust taste. Although people enjoy this tea in the entire globe black tea is the favorite tea in particularly in Britain and Ireland. Stats show approximately 165 million cups for black tea people drink every day only in Britain. This tea is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The oxidation of black is longer than green and oolong tea. Black tea also has some good health benefits like reducing blood pressure and lower the risk of stroke.
3. Earl Grey Tea
If you tried black tea before and you liked it you should try Earl Grey Tea too. Earl Grey is one of the famous black tea with the flavor of bergamot oil. If you are not aware of what bergamot is an orangey citrus fruit which gives it a perfumey musk.
4. Masala Chai Tea
Masala Chai Tea is also a variety of black tea which is so popular in India. Ingredient of masala chai tea is ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, and anise. We make a powder of these all ingredients and add them to it.
5. White Tea
If you are a tea lover then you should know that where black tea is the strongest in teas category but White Tea is the mildest. White tea is the best option for them who are not very fond of caffeine. Because white tea contains only 25% of caffeine as compared to a coffee. Researchers said this beverage is very beneficial for health as green teas.
6. Oolong Tea
Oolong Tea comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant leaves and also on the type of true tea. If you ever tried this tea you would surely notice that oolong tea taste closely similar to green and black tea. Because the process of oxidization of oolong tea is the same as black tea. If you ever confuse between black or green tea, oolong is the best option for you because it gives the taste of both.
7. Yellow Tea
Another tea comes from china or I should say Yellow Tea comes only from China. Yellow tea is recently got popularity around the globe for its different taste and health benefits. It gives you a fruity and distinct after taste with a smooth texture and pleasing aroma. Now if we talk about the health benefits of yellow tea it’s slightly similar to green tea in fact very light on your stomach as compared to green and other teas. Yellow tea helps in boosting your metabolism and also burn fat. This tea is also good for the liver and has some anti-aging properties and many more.
8. Kombucha/Fermented Tea
If we talk about the fermented tea Kombucha is one of the most popular and also known as mushroom tea. Kombucha tea is fermented with the help of a process is called “SCOBY” which stands for symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. The origin of this drink is unknown but believed to be over 200 years ago in Manchuria or in Russia and Eastern Europe. Kombucha Tea got recently popular in the USA because it contains alcohol but less than 0.5% so people enjoy it as an alternative to beer. This tea has many health benefits like it contains antioxidants that are helpful in several health issues. Taste of this fermented drink depends upon the flavor added it can be fruity, floral, spicy or herbaceous. Kombucha tea is made from black, green or white tea only.
9. Pu-Erh/Puer Tea
Pu-erh Tea is also known as Pu’er is a fermented tea and also one of the five true teas. Pu-erh has lots of live bacteria that are beneficial for us and this fermented drink is similar to red wine or kombucha. As you know this tea is fermented drink so the oxidation process continues for months and sometimes years. Those beneficial bacteria growth due to the production process and allow microbial fermentation. Pu-erh is a traditional Chinese drink which is locally called as ‘Heicha‘. There are two types of Pu-erh teas one is green which has been around for centuries and the second one is black. Black Pu-erh tea has become popular in the last few decades. This tea has some good health benefits and some studies show that is helpfull for patients of metabolic syndrome.
10. Dark Tea
Dark Tea is one of the five types of true tea and most of them come from the three countries:- Anhua, Linxing, Yiqang. Originated in back to the 1500s in China. Dark tea is aged tea and made after the process of secondary fermentation. Dark tea is smooth with a sweet and floral taste and with a little earthy aroma. If you get confused that dark tea and puer tea is the same then it’s not, in fact, puer is a subcategory of dark tea. There is so much evidence about the health benefits of dark tea are:- antioxidant properties, boost your heart health, reduce your bad cholesterol and many more.
11. Herbal Tea
Herbal Tea is not a particular tea that comes from a single plant or leaves, in fact, herbal tea is that doesn’t make from leaves. So, yes you call any tea a herbal which made from spices, herbs, and other plant things but not the leaves. people usually drink it as health tonic so yes herbal tea has so many benefits like in stress relief, digestion problems, in nasty cold and many more. If you are want to how much caffeine in herbal tea then don’t worry it’s caffeine-free drink.
12. Barley Tea
Barely Tea is the most famous beverage in the east especially in China, Japan, and Korea. People drink this on a regular basis especially in summers because it served with ice. In Korea its knowns as “Bori-cha” and in Japan, they call barley tea “Mugi-cha“. Barley tea is made with roasted barley so it’s not a true tea is definitely worth trying if you want to try different types of tea.
13. Chaga Tea
Chaga Tea also knowns as “Chaga mushroom Tea” or you can say that this is the full name of this tea. This tea is made with mushrooms that’s why people take it a health beneficial drink. Chaga tea is originated from the Russian/Serbian region. Chaga mushrooms use in this tea is a type of fungus that grows on birch trees. This tea is so famous in Serbian people take this drink on a daily basis on the belief of health and longevity benefits
14. Dandelion Tea
If you have a garden or a park nearby you would probably see dandelions flowers because they can grow almost anywhere. But the interesting fact about the dandelions flower is that you can eat them too. Yes, they are edible and dandelion tea and salad is a very good option if you want to try. Dandelion flower leaves are also used to make dandelion coffee and you know what Dandelion Tea also looks and tastes like coffee. That’s why it’s also a good alternative to a coffee. Some research said its good for our digestive system.
15. Chamomile Tea
This flower tea comes from the edible flowers of the Matricaria chamomilla plant that’s why we call this “Chamomile Tea“. Chamomile tea is one of the most popular types of tea and famous for its benefits in relaxation and anxiety. people take Chamomile tea as bedtime or after work tea because it helps to relax our body and overcome sleeping issues. Taste of this tea is a mixture of mild bitterness with a light, floral, and little sweet.
16. Chrysanthemum Tea
Chrysanthemum Tea is also one of the types of flower leaves based tea. This flower plant tea is originated in East Asia and mainly in China. People use this tea as herbal medicine but enjoy having this tea because of its pleasant taste and floral aroma. Health benefits of Chrysanthemum tea as people believe is anti-inflammatory.
17. Matcha Tea
Matcha Tea is so popular in Japan and people love to have it and serve it daily. You can imagine this tea popularity by this that there is a place in Japan where people learn how to prepare and serve Matcha Tea. This tea is a little different from other tea because you will find a stone-ground powder instead of tea leaves.
18. Essiac Tea
Essiac Tea is mostly famous for claiming to help in cancer treatment but not medically proven by doctors. This tea is a little bitter and grassy in taste not so enjoyable but not bad either. This tea is a traditional drink of a North American Indian tribe Ojibwa also known as Chippewa. Health benefits of essiac tea are its anti-inflammatory and DNA protective. some study shows that essiac is helpfull to stop tumor cell growth in the animal.
19. Hibiscus Tea
Hibiscus is also one of the types of tea made from flower petals and this is made from dry leaves of roselle flower. The flavor of hibiscus tea is tart and smells flowery. Color of Hibiscus Tea is dark blood red because of its flower leaves color and if we talk about the health benefits its a good source of vitamin C. It also helps in reducing blood pressure.
20. Nettle Tea
Nettle Tea is also known as stinging nettle tea made from the leaves of nettle plant also known as Urtica Dioica plant. It gives you a mild and refreshing taste with a slightly grassy flavor. This tea also has some clinically proven health benefits because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Some researchers are also finding the role of Nettle tea in the treatment of enlarged prostate in men.
21. Moringa Tea
Moringa Tea is made from the “Moringa Oleifera” plant leaves which find in the Himalayas in India and also known as the “Horseradish Tree“. Local people use flowers, seeds, roots, and leaves of moringa plant for cooking purposes too. But if we talk about the moringa tea its usually make from the leaves which comes in both powder and dry form. Moringa tea is quite mild and little grassy in taste nearly similar to nettle tea. Now if we talk about the health benefits and nutrition of moringa tea, its a good source of vitamins and minerals especially Vitamins B and C.
22. Peppermint Tea
We all know about the peppermint and we all use in our house and in many eating and drinks things so as the tea. So here We use Peppermint dried leaves to make this tea. Peppermint Tea is very refreshing and minty and commonly use in summer days. This tea gas strong minty smell and flavor but if you like mild you might not like it but definitely worth a try. There are so many types of herbal tea around here and peppermint tea is on the best. This tea has many health benefits and also help in digestive problems but avoid if you have a gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
23. Pau D’arco Tea
Pau D’arco Tea also known as “Taheebo Tea” is made from the bark of Pau D’arco tree. This tree contains various types of phytonutrients and it grows in the rainforest of Amazon. Pau D’arco is a herb tea which believed to helpfull in many health issues, especially in cancer treatment. Although more research is required some quick studies show some good results for cancer. If we talk about the taste of Pau D’arco Tea it’s has a fruity/herby flavor.
24. Rooibos Tea
Rooibos Tea also is known as redbush is one of the famous types of tea all over the world, this tea plant is grown in South Africa and used it by people for centuries. People who don’t like caffeine Rooibos tea is the best option for them because of its caffeine-free. It tastes very interesting and similarly to fruity, nutty and spicy. Rooibos Tea has some health benefits too such liver protection if you intake daily and preventing the risk of Cardiovascular. People consume rooibos tea in many ways some prefer it with milk and sugar and some like a black(red) tea.
25. Raspberry Leaf Tea
Raspberry Leaf Tea is made from the raspberry leaves also known as “Rubus Idaeus” grown on the raspberry plant. This red-fruited plant is a species of rubus which grown in Europe and North Asia and commonly grows in temperate areas. Use of raspberry leaves in various herbal remedies and also in making tea. Raspberry tea doesn’t taste like raspberries its similar to other green teas so sometimes people use raspberry fruits in tea to increase the taste. For those who prefer non-caffeinated tea Rasberry leaf tea is the best option for them because it’s caffeine-free. Few studies proved that Rasberry tea is good during pregnancy because it helps in the time labor pain to reduce or shorten it.
26. Rose Tea
As you can guess by its name this flower tea is made from the dried rose petals. Rose is also known as “Rosa” grows all over the world. Sometimes people like to enjoy the pure form of this Rose tea that uses only dried leaves or petals or you can use some herbs to make rose-flavored tea and drink. Rose tea tastes very good and refreshing like mild, sweet and tart. Rose tea offers us some good amounts of vitamin C and polyphenols.
27. Senna Tea
Senna Tea is also one of the types of flower tea made from Cassia Senna plant leaves. This plant is possibly originated from Egypt but now grows in many tropical regions of the world. Senna is herb and so you can say it also work as herb tea in the treatment of many health issues. Senna tea is famous for the treatment of constipation problems and also helps in weight loss. This detox tea is bitter in taste. Some animal studies showed the long term of senna tea use causes intestinal hyperplasia which is also a risk factor of gastric cancer.
28. Spearmint Tea
The first thing that comes in our mind after seen or listened spearmint is peppermint and yes these both share some common properties and that is menthol. But spearmint contains little amount of menthol as compare to peppermint and gives a slightly different taste. Spearmint Tea is a cooler and milder beverage with a subtle flavor of mint which you can find quite refreshing. Health benefits of spearmint tea are good for the treatment of hirsutism in females and in osteoarthritis. Hirsutism is a hair growth problem in females like hair growth on the face and chest.
29. Sencha Tea
Sencha Tea is one of the types of green tea and so popular in Japan. Japanese people love to have sencha tea on a regular basis. But unlike Matcha tea leaves its grow under the sun and we need whole leaves to make sencha tea. It tastes good and milk in flavor and bold green in color. Health benefits of this tea like the all green teas this is also contained polyphenols but the most important thing is the highest amount of polyphenols.
30. Yerba Mate Tea
Yerba Mate Tea is made from leaves of species of the holly genus also known as Ilex that grown in the South America rainforest. This tea is very popular in central and southern regions in South America where people drink this tea on a daily basis. People use this tea as energy and mood booster because it contains as much caffeine as coffee around 80mg per cup. Yerba mate tea tastes slightly bitter like dark rich coffee but the more you drink it the more you love it. People demonstrate this tea as a fat loss drink and also help in reducing blood viscosity and improve blood flow which is health beneficial.
31. Butterfly Pea Flower Tea
Butterfly Pea Flower Tea is a very unique color tea and that color is blue. This tea is a traditional drink in Southeast Asia and used for centuries. Butterfly Pea Flower Tea is a caffeine-free herbal drink and recently become very popular in America. We use dried blue pea flowers and lemongrass to make Butterfly Pea Tea. This amazing beverage has many mesmerizing qualities and health benefits Like it change the color according to whatever is added next. Health benefits of butterfly pea flower tea are its full of antioxidants and it also helps as an anti-aging drink.
Which is the best tea in the world?
Here it’s very hard to tell which tea is the best around the in all types because it varies person to person. Which tea is best to depend on how and why people drink it. Some drinks just for taste some drink it some health benefits and some drink as an energy booster so it’s an individual choice. However, if you ask about my opinion and want to know my favorite so I prefer Indian masala chai tea and green tea.