A plant called Camellia sinensis produces the leaves and buds that are commonly known as tea – the most common beverage consumed in the world, second only to water.
Camellia sinensis, which grows in tropical and subtropical climates, is a flowering evergreen shrub that produces small white flowers; the leaves and buds are ready to be harvested three years after the shrub is planted. Although Camellia sinensis bushes can live for more than a hundred years, harvesting leaves and buds from smaller, younger bushes is easier. Once harvested, the leaves are dried and rolled in preparation for distribution.
The traditional tea-growing countries are China, Japan, India and Sri Lanka. However, in recent years, new tea-producing countries have emerged, most notably Bangladesh, Vietnam and Kenya. Origin impacts the flavor characteristics while altitude, soil type, plant type and age of the tea plant are other influencing factors.
Each origin can produce any of the five types of tea, although certain regions are known for one type or another. For example, Japan is known for green tea. China is known for white tea and pu-erh. Sri Lanka for its black tea.
Whether you choose organic green tea, white tea or black tea, it’s important to learn where your tea is grown, as well as how it's harvested and distributed, to ensure the highest standards in ethics, quality and taste.
Teatulia offers the promise of those ideals, packed in earth-friendly packaging and shipped with the idea of freshness and rich taste at the forefront of Teatulia's philosophy.
Antioxidants, flavanols, flavonoids, catechins and polyphenols are types of potentially beneficial vital compounds found in any green, black and white tea.
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is a powerful antioxidant. It is important to note that EGCG is found only in green teas. Additionally, overheating your green tea during steeping could result in degradation of this compound.
Teas can be classified by a number of distinctions, like the region in which it is grown. For example, Darjeeling is the province of India where this particular tea grows. Sometimes the style of tea determines the characteristics of its leaves, like Japanese sencha.
Teatulia's teas are USDA certified organic, fresh and flavorful. Grown in a single garden in northern Bangladesh, we offer you the best tea that Mother Nature can provide. From organic black tea to green, white and herbal teas, Teatulia makes teas that nourish the body as well as the mind and the soul.
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