What is the difference between Green,
Black and Flavoured Tea?
Many people believe that black tea and green tea is
produced from two different trees, in fact some even
believe that tea is just a shrub. Contrary to these
beliefs tea is actually a tree but is maintained as
a shrub through a process of pruning. Black tea and
green tea come from this same tree.
The main difference between black tea and green tea
is that of the process of manufacture, where black tea
is fermented and green tea is not. Fermentation turns
tea red during the process and eventually turns it black
when the tea is dried.
As green tea is not fermented and only heat-treated
it retains its colour. How and why the process of fermentation
for tea was discovered, according to the annals of history,
is unclear. It is possible that it made storage and
preservation of tea easier and more convenient for longer
periods of time.
Though these two types are varied, and each has its
own distinctive taste, the popularity of black tea grew
immensely and so today many people prefer black tea.
The doors open to the ways in which black tea can be
consumed are many and its variations are limitless.
Owing to the fact that there has been a considerable
amount of research done on the health benefits of consuming
tea both black and Green, there has been an increase
in the consumption of both types.
Flavoured Tea could be either Black or Green tea Flavoured
with natural or nature identical flavours or other additives
such as flowers or spices to produce the required infusion.