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A Guide to the Worldwide Variety of Tea

Black, Oolong & Green Tea: 
These three varieties of tea are all derived from the same plant in different stages of oxidation. Camellia sinensis yields different kind of tea depending on the state it is in when it is harvested. Black tea originates from the most oxidized form, and this generates the dark coloration. This variety is the most popular tea in the Occident, and it is known for an intensely rich flavor. The leaves are subjected to a withering process that dries them for crushing. The compacted plant is then subjected to fermentation. This Oolong tea is quite similar, but the fermentation element is drastically minimized. This beverage style is immensely popular in China. It offers a vast diversity of flavors, ranging from sweet fruitiness to musky earthiness.

Green teas are ...

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