|Become familiar with the different types of tea and the components that make them what they are with our complete tea glossary.
- Black Tea - The most widely consumed tea in the world. In the USA over 90% of the tea we drink is this type. It's processed by oxidation and fermentation.
- Blended Tea - Various teas blended together. As many as 20 teas can be blended together to achieve a desired taste profile.
- Broken Orange Pekoe - A grade of dried tea. The larger the pieces the more valuable the tea.
- Chai Tea - An Indian Continental favorite made with black tea, spices, and steamed milk.
- Fannings - Smaller pieces of tea leaves that are graded for the broken orange pekoe.
- Gram - The universal measurement used when selling tea. Two grams is the standard measure to make one cup of tea.
- Green Tea - A tea that has undergone minimal processing. It has a milder taste and is popular in Japan and China.
- Herbal Infusion - Tea that is manufactured with NO TEA LEAVES!!! It is made from tree bark, seeds, grasses, fruit peels, berries, and flowers. It also contains no caffeine.
- Orange Pekoe - A large-sized tea leaf that is essentially intact after drying and sifting.
- Tannin - A prominent chemical in tea that creates its pungency and taste. Tannin is responsible for the "drying" effect in your mouth when consuming teas.
- Tisane - The European term for herbal infusion.