Different regions around the world produce different teas with distinct flavor profiles. These regions include India, Ceylon, China, and South Africa.
The most commonly consumed, manufactured, and most oxidized tea is Black.
Ceylon teas are grown on the hillsides of Sri Lanka. These teas produce a rich golden liquor with and exceptional flavor profile.
Assam teas are grown in the Northeast section of India. These teas are strong and full-bodied teas with a rich and robust flavor. Many tea lovers have switched to Assam tea as their morning wake-me-up-tea for their robust flavor.
Darjeeling produces the highest quality tea. Manufactured and grown on the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains in Northern India. Our Darjeeling collection comes from one single estate, the Makaibari estate. This estate manufactures first, second, autumn, oolong, and silver white tea. Makaibari teas are the "champagne of teas" and the second flush tea is well-known for its "Muscatel" flavor.
South Africa is known for Rooibos or Red Tea. The rooibos tea bush is green in color when they are cut down into smaller pieces. They are then laid out to dry in the sun. The intense sunlight changes the color to red. Rooibos is a naturally non-caffeinated tea high in antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties. A great non-caffeinated alternative with an adequate pick-me-up effect.
So, next time you steep a cup of tea, close your eyes, inhale the aroma, take a sip, and let it linger on your pallet. Let your imagination run free and know your tea traveled a long way to get into your cup. Open your eyes, look at the color of the liquor in your cup, and you will be surprised how much you never really noticed in your tea cup.