Tea 101: Understanding The Different Types Of Tea



Tea is the most popular drink in the world outside of water. It has nourished both the body and soul over the ages. There is little I enjoy more than a refreshing glass of ice tea in the summer or hot mug of tea on a fridged day.

There is such a beauty to tea and the fellowship that is enjoyed while savoring it. The simplistic beauty of it is what inspired my book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats.

The delights of a cup of tea can not be denied nor can it’s amazing health benefits.


There can be a bit of a confusion when it comes to what tea really is. All true teas come from the Camellia sinensis plant; the difference in black, green, oolong, and white teas is the way they are processed. There are other infusions that we consider “tea” that actually consist of herbs, while still enjoyable they are not true teas. (Though we love and enjoy them anyway.)

Join m at Bulk Herb Store for a  quick explanation of some of the most commonly drunk teas and infusions.




About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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