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Old 01-19-2006, 02:44 PM   #1
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Question Different tea colors

Everyone knows about black tea and most people know about green tea. Now white tea is starting to become very popular. well today I just heard someone mention red tea (otherwise known as rooibos tea). Are there any other colors of tea out there that I am unaware of or is this it?

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Old 01-19-2006, 03:50 PM   #2
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I think that's all, but check out www.psteas.com. And if you want to order from them, your first cup is at a discount. I love their pina colada tea, and their green tea with lemon is superb.
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Old 01-19-2006, 04:01 PM   #3
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Oh very cool! I remember you telling me about this place a while ago. My next order will be from them. I just placed an order from teavana. It was from here that my brother bought me my cool teapot. My order should arrive tomorrow. I forgot exactly what I ordered, but I think one of then had coconut in it. I love coconut
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Old 01-19-2006, 04:12 PM   #4
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So red or rooibos tea isn't real tea. It's brewed from the leaves of the South African Aspalathus Linearis plant. I guess that makes it a herbal tea.

Regular tea is brewed from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis. Also known as the Thea sinensis.

That leaves you with white (unfermented young leaves), green (unfermented older leaves), oolong (partially fermented leaves) and black (fully fermented leaves).
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Old 01-19-2006, 04:15 PM   #5
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So for true "tea" it is only the four types. No one is going to pop up next year and talk about yellow yea or blue tea or purple tea. Too bad, blue tea could be kind of cool
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so waht does this white tea suppose to taste like? I love black tea and green tea... just being curious
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teavana has monks blend. It's a black tea flavored with vanilla and grenadine. One of my faves!
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Old 01-19-2006, 10:34 PM   #8
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white tea is harvested a few time a year when the leaves and branches are young and fragrant. the tea brewed is floral and yellowish in color. THe tea leaves themselves look like twigs and scraps. I've had Pan Mu Tai, but there are other more expensive white teas available. THe flavor is really fine.
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Old 01-20-2006, 12:29 AM   #9
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white tea, like robo said, is aka silver tips because it is picked from the very first few buds that appear at the beginning of a growing season. they are supposed to be exponentially higher in all the good stuff that tea has in it.

i get my teas from harney and sons, www.harney.com

their site has some good info on teas. check it out. i love the earl grey supreme (with silver tips and extra bergamot), and the tropical green (sencha with pineapple).
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Old 01-20-2006, 08:48 AM   #10
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Nothing like a good old cup of plain black, bulk Indian or Ceylon, or better yet blend of those two together for me. O well, once in a while maybe some Hibiscus tea.
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