Wanna Try Some?
In UK and in the US, it is common to offer a glass of wine to visitors during special events. Liquors and alcoholic beverages are often served to well-to-do individuals and even to commoners. As a matter of fact, China and Japan are probably the only countries in the world that serve tea for important ceremonies and traditional occasions.
That is especially true for the Chinese people who have been serving special types of tea ever since the Tang and Ming Dynasties. Of course, other Asian regions also drink teas but not as solemn and sacred as in China.
There are several types of Chinese Tea and most of them are very popular worldwide. When talking about teas, the first thing that may come to your mind is the Black Tea which has a rather strong scent and is not at all sweet. This is also called as the Chinese Red Tea so don’t be confused between the two because they are just the same. This is fully oxidised to achieve a dark colour and a bitter flavour.
Another type of Chinese Tea is the White Tea. Self explanatory as it is, the white tea is the least fermented type of tea. For this reason, is the freshest and the most beneficial tea you can ever taste. Its sweetness is derived from the most delicate plants of Camellia sinensis and are often praised for its subtle taste and relaxing aroma.
Green Tea is yet another type of tea that is famously chosen by health-conscious individuals. Made from the greenest shoots of tea-plants, green tea benefits are said to be many and wide ranging including help medical conditions such as gingivitis, high cholesterol, arthritis, and a lot more. Because of this, the UK Council for Tea supports its daily intake especially for people who have a problem with being overweight.
So, there are black, white and green teas. Other special types of tea include oolong and pu-erh, both of which are very expensive. These are served to emperors and other personalities who are either wealthy or famous. Whatever your cup of tea is, one thing is for sure, you can never have too much tea in your life.