Our Tea Guide Part One

Sunday, 15 February 2015  |  Adam

Our guide to different teas

As Brits drinking tea is a part of our everyday life. But how much do you really know about tea?

This is the first post in a four-part guide to different types of tea and where they come from.


Pu-erh (or Pu’er) is a dark tea that is produced in the Yunnan province in China. The tea is dried and rolled to undergo a fermentation process and has been produced in the southern Yunnan for over 4000 years. It is one of the few teas that improves with age.


Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea which is produced through a number of processes - one of which being the unique action of withering the plant in strong sunlight. It is known around the world for its rich taste and comes in both black and green versions.


Peppermint is known for its digestive benefits, but what else can peppermint tea do for you? The tea is naturally free of caffeine and often enjoyed after dinner or before bed.

It has been popular for longer than most teas with the first known consumption dating back to ancient Egypt.

Peppermint is known to combat bad breath, flatulence, heartburn, hiccups, indigestion and nausea. 


Rooibos can be enjoyed numerous times throughout the day by everyone in the family. The lack of caffeine and low tannin content makes it one of the healthiest teas around the world.

Rooibos is popular all over the world but originates from South Africa with the name meaning "red bush" in Afrikaans.

The tea is renowned in every corner of the world for its healthy medical benefits due to containing many powerful antioxidants and high mineral content. It is known relieve stomach complaints and encourage sleep.

Scroll through our blog to find the second, third and fourth instalment of our guide to different teas. 

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