Green Tea, Black Tea, Yellow & Herbal: What is the Difference?

Posted by Guest blogger - Joe Moore on 9/4/2014 to Health

Written by Joe Moore of Joe Moore is the VP of Sales and Global Marketing for the Native American Tea Company. He loves talking about tea and Native American culture.
All true tea is made from the plant camellia sinensis. Herbal tea, otherwise known as a tisane, is made from herbs, plants, and other natural ingredients. Herbal teas are often used for certain health attributes of whatever herb the tea is made out of. "True" tea or tea made from the camellia sinensis plant can be created in a number of different way.
The main difference in these tea is how it is processed. Like wine but perhaps with more palatable flavors, tea is cultivated on many different continents that have tropical climates. Green tea is the least exposed to oxygen during it's drying phase. Yellow tea is dried much slower than green tea. Often it's odor is similar to black tea. Black tea is the most oxidized and was thought to be created by accident. All of these teas have many sub-genres underneath each. All of them are rich in anti-oxidants but each have their own taste character, caffeine levels, and look.

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