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Nothing soothes the throat and in a way, the soul like a hot cup of tea. With so many different types of tea, how do we know which one is the best? Discovering the variety of different flavours of tea will take you on a delicious journey. From rich and bold black teas to light and fruity white teas and with all the different health benefits that come from each tea it will be impossible not to find the perfect flavour for you.

Black Tea

The most flavorful of teas, black teas are oxidized for longer creating stronger aromas and robust tastes, you can expect full-bodied, rich flavors.

Benefits: Studies have shown that black tea could reduce the risk of a stroke, regulate cholesterol, and lower blood pressure.

Green Tea

This is a traditional Chinese tea made from leaves, producing flavors that range from earthy to toasty to seaweedy. 

Benefits: Is known to increase the metabolism, lower cholesterol, and possibly decrease risk of heart failure.

White Tea

White tea is generally considered to have a lighter, more mellow and fruity flavor than green or black tea. 

Benefits: Drinking white tea could aid in cardiovascular health, and its antioxidants have a range of purported benefits, from better skin to cell production.

Herbal Teas

Chamomile Tea: A popular herbal tea to wind down the evening with, chamomile is an herb that, when steeped, creates a tasty, perfumey brew. Some believe chamomile is the most stress-relieving of teas.

Ginger Tea: The spicy root of the ginger plant belongs to the same family as healthful spices such as cardamom and turmeric. It adds flavor to a huge variety of dishes and drinks such as tea, and people use this for therapeutic purposes.

Hibiscus Tea: Made from the petals of the roselle flower, hibiscus turns water into a handsome shade of red, and has perhaps the most fruity, tart flavor of any tea on this list.

Mint Tea: Peppermint tea is perhaps the most popular herbal tea around. This minty brew which is derived from the leaves of the mint plant, smells and tastes great and is most commonly used to settle an upset stomach.

Rooibos Tea: Rooibos is made from a South African plant and is well-known for its rich, red hue, sweet, earthy and slightly floral flavor.

Enjoying a cup of tea can be an entire experience on its own. It can be your much needed wake-up call in the mornings, an afternoon spent with the ladies enjoying your danity and intricate teapot, saucer and cup set joined by delicate finger foods or that perfect evening wind down after a stressful day.

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