SOME CURRENT TYPES OF TEA

SOME CURRENT TYPES OF TEA

Tea is a familiar drink with many Vietnamese people, clearly shown in the tea culture of the Vietnamese people. Normally, in Vietnam, tea drinkers usually gently bring the cup of tea to the nose to feel the aroma of the tea, then take a small sip and enjoy the taste of the tea. Our Vietnamese also often use a variety of teas to enjoy but usually still black tea or fresh tea. Today, Messmer.vn will give you some information about some other teas too!
  1. Black Tea

As mentioned, black tea is a familiar tea to many people thanks to its rich flavor, combined with its characteristic acridness, creating an attraction for tea drinkers.

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Black tea is made from the fresh tea leaves and undergoes an oxidation stage to achieve. After brewing, the tea has a red color, so in some places, black tea is also known as black tea. Currently, black tea is grown and processed in many parts of the world, but there are still some famous areas for this tea line such as:

  • China is the largest tea exporter in the world, so it is not difficult to understand that black tea is also one of the country's key products in tea production. Chinese black tea has a more smoky taste because of its manufacturing characteristics.
  • India and Sri Lanka stand out with the faintly flavored black tea line of flowers, combined with the highland climate to create a distinctive tea line here.
  • Kenya is a region specializing in the production of tea lines processed according to the CTC method - a method to produce tea bags that are popular in the market.

There are two main methods of processing to make black tea: the traditional method and the CTC method.

  • With the traditional method, tea goes through 5 stages from harvest to packaging. Usually, after harvesting the tea is dried to lose about 30% of its moisture for about 10 to 18 hours, then the tea is rolled up so that oxidation can begin, the longer this process takes place. the stronger the flavor of the tea. Completing the oxidation process, the tea will be dried to stop oxidation, ensuring the flavor of the tea and packaging.
  • CTC method: this is a specialized method used for tea bags and only goes through 3 steps: crushing, tearing, and curling (roll). After these three steps, the tea was crushed and oxidized so that it could be packaged.

Although black tea is processed in many different ways, the nutrients in tea have not changed. Scientists have studied and shown that drinking tea every day can improve the following problems:

  • Thanks to the caffeine content in tea, you will easily improve focus and alertness during times of fatigue. Ideally, it is a cup of black tea every morning that will help the spirit feel refreshed and clearer while enhancing the body's purification ability.
  • In the chemical composition of tea, antioxidant compounds make up the main component. Therefore, using black tea every day will contribute to slowing down the aging process for the body.
  • In tea contains a quantity of flour - one of the indispensable ingredients in toothpaste, so when using tea, the flour will combine with polyphenols will limit the formation of plaque and increase of microflora. bacteria on the tooth surface.
  1. Fresh Tea

If black tea undergoes many oxidation processes to form and fresh tea, it does not go through any processing. Normally, you can easily buy fresh tea at markets, mini supermarkets, ...

However, because it has not undergone oxidation, the flavor of the tea is not really outstanding, mainly the acrid taste in tea. Like black tea, fresh tea has the same nutritional ingredients and is an equally great choice.

  1. Green tea

This tea has a taste similar to the freshest tea, some people often confuse green tea with fresh tea, but actually green tea is fermented dry tea. Besides, a few confuse green tea as matcha, however, matcha is a Japanese green tea powder and at the same time one of the many different types of green tea.

For green tea to achieve the best taste, fresh tea after picking needs to be "killed off" immediately. This "killing yeast" process is stirring the tea leaves with high heat for a short time, after "killing yeast", the tea will no longer be oxidized to achieve the best taste and at the same time still retain a lot. inherent nutrients of green tea.

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Currently, green tea is produced mainly in two countries, China and Indonesia. However, there is still some opinion that green tea is produced mainly in Japan, but, indeed, the amount of green tea produced in Japan is mainly consumed domestically.

Drinking green tea every day will help you prolong life, according to a study in Japan for 18 years, green tea drinkers have 42% lower stroke rates in women and 35% for men. Along with that, the nutrients in green tea contribute to improving the digestive system and improving brain function, so please use green tea regularly.

  1. Oolong tea

Referring to oolong tea, you will probably think oolong tea is one of the types of black tea, but actually oolong tea is a separate tea, neither black tea nor green tea. What is leading to this difference is the treatment and oxidation process of oolong tea. Black tea is 100% oxidized to achieve the highest flavor, green tea is immediately "yeast-killed" so that the tea is not oxidized and oolong tea is only half oxidized. Thanks to this "semi-fermentation", oolong tea has a softer flavor than black tea and is richer than green tea, while also ensuring healthy nutrients.

Let's go back a little bit about the processing process for oolong tea, for the best taste of oolong tea, tea pickers need to select good tea buds and make sure that each tea bud picked still has 2 young leaves with buds. After being picked, these young buds are wilted continuously until they reach the standard.

And similar to the teas above, oolong tea retains the inherent active ingredients of the tea, and using it every day will help you improve heart health, slow down the aging process, etc.

  1. White tea

It is also one of the teas in the same family as the above teas, all derived from the Camilla Sinensis tree and having similar properties. White tea, also known as white tea, the typical difference of white tea compared to its brother's tea is that only young tea leaves are taken, these young tops still have a thin fluff layer ( also known as the snow layer) protects the outside. Not only that, but this thin silk must be kept at all times during the process to ensure quality. Also for this reason that its price is always higher than other teas.

White tea after being brewed, tea water has a light yellow color, aroma, mild taste, and mild taste, so in the past, white tea was only used for people of the royal family. Currently, scientists have researched and proven that the amount of antioxidant compounds in white tea is higher than in black and green teas, especially, in white tea, there are 2 compounds: elastin and collagen. Elastin is a compound that supports the lungs, arteries and improves dark circles under the eyes, while collagen is a protein that plays an important role in the skin.

Currently, white tea is grown mainly in southern China and some high mountains in East Asia.

  1. Herbal tea or fruit tea

In the previous sections, we have talked about teas that originated from the Camilla Sinensis tea tree, but today there are many special teas on the market and are not derived from tea, typically in which are herbal teas and fruit teas.

Herbal teas are teas made from a variety of herbs, such as chamomile tea, vinegar tea or mint tea, etc. The biggest difference between herbal teas and teas from the tea tree is the caffeine content of the tea. If black, green, and white teas all have a certain amount of caffeine and are recommended every morning, herbal teas are completely caffeine-free. Therefore, herbal tea can be taken at any time of the day, even with some typical teas, you can drink before bed to get a good night's sleep like chamomile tea.

The main uses of herbal tea are similar to other teas on the market today: they all support health protection and depending on the ingredients in tea, the main use of tea may vary. Here are some herbal teas and their main uses:

  • Chamomile Tea: This is the type of tea chosen by those who are in a period of stress, stress, and difficulty sleeping.
  • Peppermint Tea: One of the teas that many people love thanks to its inherent cool, cool taste. Peppermint tea is great for helping with irritable bowels, reducing stress, and especially improving breathing quality.
  • Hibiscus tea: this is an herbal tea that has been known in Vietnam for a few years. The distinctive red tea with a sweet and easy-to-drink taste has quickly captured the hearts of many people. Bum vinegar tea works very well in improving the heart, slowing down the aging process, and many other functions.
  • Above are three of the many herbal teas and there are still many other teas with many different uses on the market, depending on each person to make their own choices.

Similar to herbal teas, fruit teas are also made from many different ingredients, and depending on the selected fruit, its use and flavor will also vary.

  1. Wellness Tea

A new but old line of tea, because drinking tea has inherently added a lot of nutrients to your body. However, the market today has begun to appear some teas that supplement your body-specific compounds such as vitamin C, zinc, or many others.

Above are some of the teas you often meet, hopefully through this article you have some more information necessary to be able to choose a suitable tea.

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