Types of TeaBlack
Most widely consumed tea. Dried in open air for months to years and has the most caffeine. Thought to help prevent cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and bad breath.
Steamed or fired and has less caffeine than black. High in antioxidants. Studies suggest green tea can reduce risk for several types of cancer. It is suggested as a weight loss aid to boost metabolism.
Often referred to as the “champagne” of teas. Oolongs are considered to be among the finest teas in the world. It has more caffeine than green tea, but less than black tea. It is thought to be an excellent metabolism booster.
The purest tea of them all because they are the least processed. White tea consists of the buds or youngest leaves of the tea plant. They have the most antioxidants. One study shows that white tea has more potent anticancer properties compared to other more processed teas. Real white tea is hand harvested, and rarer than other forms of tea.
Rarely contains caffeine. Quite flavorful and rich in vitamins. Usually, a blend of spices, flowers, and fruits.
Red (Roobios & Honeybush)
These tea leaves are caffeine free and high in antioxidants. May help with sleep, stomach issues, and preventing cancer. Comes from South Africa. Featured in the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.
Sacred Indian herb commonly referred to as “Holy Basil.” It is rich in antioxidants and is thought to enhance the body’s ability to deal with stressors such as anxiety, fatigue, or trauma. This promotes wellness and enhances the body’s immune system.