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Acidity of Tea

Acidity of Tea
Updated: Jul. 20th, 2017
Tea is mildly acidic, much less so than many common drinks; this article explores the question of how acidic tea is and what effects this has on the body.

Additives in Tea

Additives in Tea
Updated: Jul. 19th, 2017
Common additives in tea and herbal blends and their safety, including natural and artificial flavors, caffeine, extracts and supplements, etc.

White Tea and Caffeine - Myths and Reality

White Tea and Caffeine - Myths and Reality
Updated: Jul. 19th, 2017
Tea companies have promoted myths that white tea is lower in caffeine than other types of tea; this article provides accurate info.

Styles, Types, & Varieties of Tea

Tea: black, green, oolong, white, Pu-erh, Flavored: Chai, Earl Grey, Jasmine, Herbals: Rooibos, Mate, ...

Jasmine Silver Needle

Jasmine Silver Needle
Updated: Jul. 19th, 2017
Jasmine silver needle is silver needle (bai hao yinzhen) white tea, made of all tips, that has been scented with jasmine blossoms.

Dark Tea

Dark Tea
Updated: Jul. 19th, 2017
Dark tea or post-fermented tea, or hei cha, includes Pu-erh and other teas that are aged after processing.

Taiping Hou Kui

Taiping Hou Kui
Updated: Jul. 19th, 2017
Taiping hou kui is a type of Chinese green tea from Anhui province, with enormous, flat leaves.

Tea Producing Countries and Regions

China: Fujian, Yunnan, Anhui, Zhejiang, India: Darjeeling, Assam, Japan, Ceylon, Taiwan, Kenya, ...

Sri Lanka / Ceylon

Sri Lanka / Ceylon
Updated: Jul. 21st, 2017
Sri Lanka, known as Ceylon in the tea world, is an important producer of black tea. The extensive regional variability is often lost when these teas are used in blending.

Tokushima, Japan

Tokushima, Japan
Updated: Jul. 21st, 2017
Tokushima is one of the four provinces on Shikoku, the smallest of Japan's main islands. It produces tea, but is not well-known for its tea, and teas from here are not widely available in the West.

Guizhou, China

Guizhou, China
Updated: Jul. 21st, 2017
Guizhou is a little-known tea growing region that borders Yunan, Hunan, and Sichuan provinces.

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