Tea Leaves

Healthy benefits of tea

Yes, tea is a beverage that is from a natural resource and the common belief is that tea is healthy for you. Over the years a number of claims have been made about the general benefits of tea and the positive influence on our health. A lot of research is conducted on the health benefits of tea. To prove what traditional medicine is doing for centuries. Although the scientific community is sometimes in disagreement overRead More →

brewerteapedia - is there caffeine in tea?

In this episode of “Brewerteapedia” we are looking at the question if and how much caffeine is there in a cup of tea?  The answer is  yes, while drinking tea you will get caffeine in your body. Although it’s effects is much slower then when you drink a cup of coffee. Caffeine occurs naturally in the leaves of tea. The amount varies according to the oxidation process and brewing methods and time. Herbal and rooibosRead More →

Different types of tea.

What’s in a name? A lot of beverages are called tea. But not every cup you drink that you think is called that, is actually tea. So what are the main types of tea? Well, basically it can be subdivided into four main types that all derive from the same plant. All other flavors, blends, infusions and extracts are tisanes or tea beverages. In this articles Brewertea explains the difference between the different types ofRead More →

What is tea?

To answer the question of ” What is tea?” we should explain first that all teas comes from one plant, the Camellia Sinensis. Camellia sinensis is a species of evergreen shrub or small tree.  The leaves and leaf buds are used to produce tea. The reason that there are so many different categories, flavors and blends are mostly in the processing of the leaves. So, white tea, green tea, oolong, pu-erh tea and black tea are allRead More →