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Find Your Cup of Tea: 5 Unbeatable Brews
Newsflash: Tea isn't just for old ladies and British crumpet-dunkers. This ancient brew has a long list of benefits that you, too, can tap, and luckily, there's a type of leaf for any liking.
Technically, all true teas do come from leaves—those of thecamellia sinensisplant. (Some common brews masquerading as tea: chamomile, rooibos, and sassafras). The different varieties are distinguished by how, and how much, those leaves are processed. In general, the more oxidized (exposed to air) the leaves are, the hotter the water used to steep them should be.
For the fullest flavor, loose-leaf teas > prepackaged bags (and are better for multiple cups if you’re the re-steeping type). Steeping at the correct temperature and time can make a difference, too; too long a steep can make your cup bitter by releasing too many of the tea's tannins.
Now that you can brew any pot like a pro, pick the leaf that’s right for you and get to it!
BlackProbably the most basic and common variety (it’s the basis for most iced tea), and the one that’s oxidized the longest, black tea is also usually the most caffeinated, delivering about 20 percent as much of a buzz as coffee. Varieties you may know: Earl Gray and English Breakfast. Steep in very hot, almost-boiling water for 3-5 minutes.
GreenThis superdrink is lighter in color and flavor than black tea, and often paired with fruits or florals. Some varieties can be high in tannins (the same compounds in red wine), which deliver a dry, pucker-inducing mouthfeel along with their health benefits. Steep in not-yet-bubbling water for 1-3 minutes.
Oolong or Wu LongConsider this your Goldilocks tea—not as strong as black, but not as mild as green, and caffeine-free. It’s the traditional variety served in many Chinese restaurants. Steep times vary, so check the package. Normally, just-boiling water works well.
WhiteThe name comes from silvery fibers that adorn the tea plant, pre-processing. It's a little sweeter than some other types, but has more antioxidants than many fruits and veggies. Steep in not-yet-boiling water for just about a minute.
Pu-erh A favorite in China, pu-erh starts out as a type of green tea, then undergoes a special oxidation process. It’s touted as a digestive aid, metabolism sparker, and even a hangover remedy. The science isn’t on the books, but a mug of this after a long night out—whether for dinner or adult beverages—can’t hurt. Steep in boiling water for 2-4 minutes.
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