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Tea Bases (Camilia Sinensis)Edit

Black Tea

  • Made from fermented leaves of tea plants.

Chinese teas:

  • Keemum tea
  • Yunnan tea

Indian teas:

  • Assam tea
  • Nilgiri tea

Oolong Tea

  • Made from semi-fermented leaves of tea plants

Genmaicha Tea

Green Tea

  • Green tea is not oxidized, and quickly dried. Because of this, the tea contains many health benefits.

Yellow Tea

White Tea

  • Made from the early buds of tea plants. The are generally the rarest and most expensive of the regular teas. As a result of the short oxidation, white tea contains the most health benefits of any tea.


  • Pu-erh tea comes from the Yunnan province in China, and has a distinct

earthy aroma. This tea differs from other black tea because it grows a thin layer of mold on the leaves, which are harmless and known to have many health benefits. Pu-erh, like wine, gets better with age. Cakes of Pu-erh that have aged for decades are sold for several thousand dollars.

Flavored TeaEdit


Earl Grey Tea

  • Earl Grey tea is named after its inventor, Charles, Earl Grey. The flavouring of Earl Gray Tea comes from the Bergamot plant, which is a citrus grown plant in the Mediterranean.

Lapsang souchong tea

  • Lapsang souchong is a tea of Chinese origin which is noted for its smoky taste.

English Breakfast tea

Irish Breakfast tea

Jasmine tea

  • Tea infused with Jasmine

Russian Caravan

Herbal Teas (Tisanes)Edit

Compressed TeasEdit

Tea Bricks

  • Tea compressed into a brick shape, for ease of transport, sometimes decoratively.

Tea braid

Tea pearls

  • Not members of the camellia genus.