Whether you are a morning tea drinker or an afternoon tea drinker you don’t have to go far to enjoy an amazing cup of tea. Discover 21 of the best tea brands you can steep at home. This includes green tea, black tea and herbal tea. The best days include a good cup of tea.
Types Of Tea
What Is Loose Leaf Tea
Loose leaf tea is when the tea leaves are loose and not packaged in a tea bag. Most types of tea can be purchased loose allowing the user to determine the tea volume used.
Green tea is super popular for its health benefits. Made from the Camellia Sinensis plant green tea is a slightly processed tea leaf versus a black tea. Green tea is know to aid in weight loss, detoxification, aid in brain function and increase ones mood. Popular green teas are matcha and individual green teas.
Herbal teas are blends of herbs, flowers, roots and spices. Created in the same process like green tea and black teas by pouring boiling water over the herbal blend. But with herbal teas there are no actual tea leaves unless a herbal tea has been blended with a green or black tea. A popular herbal tea is peppermint tea.
How To Make Tea
Tea is made by pouring boiling water over the tea leaves and letting them soak for a suggested amount of time. Follow the suggested steep time for each package of tea.
How To Make Ice Tea
Ice tea is made by pouring boiling water over tea. Letting it steep. Then refreshing the liquid with ice. You can also make ice tea by refrigerating your steeped tea and adding ice. Most green and herbal teas create great ice teas.
When you order a steeped tea or simple cup of tea in a restaurant you will get a black tea. Commonly served with sugar, cream or milk.
Starbucks is not only popular for their coffee but their green tea and other herbal teas. A popular summer Starbucks drink is their green tea lemonade. Discover how to get your Starbucks drinks for cheap the next time your out.
Best Tasting Tea
The best tasting tea is an individual thing. Some may prefer black tea or herbal tea. The most popular teas available online are a matcha green tea and a herbal nettle tea. Both available as a loose leaf tea.
Best Tea Steeper
Best Tea Pot
Hiware’s glass tea pot with a built in infuser is one of the most popular tea pots. Given you can see thru the tea pot you can gauge the strength and weakness of your tea. There are tons of other tea pot options available as well.
Best Portable Tea Mug
Make your tea on the go with the perfect portable tea mug and infuser. Leaflife Premium Bamboo Thermos with tea infuser is a great choice for tea on the go.
Best Tea Kettle
A tea kettle is the perfect way to boil water for your steeped tea. Mr. Coffee’s stainless steel whistling kettle is one of the best choices.
Popular Tea Brands
In an effort to serve you the best cup of tea we have compiled the most popular brands of tea in 3 categories green tea, black tea and herbal teas. These teas may come as loose leaf, in tea bags or tea pods. All amazing teas perfect with your favorite afternoon pastry.
Best Green Tea Brands
Teabloom Flowering Teas (these are really cool)
Teavana Jade Citrus Mint (green tea herbal blend)
Best Black Tea Brands
Best Herbal Tea Brands
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