A few basic facts to start…Countless types of tea are produced and enjoyed globally, and although they might look and taste very different, they are all made from the leaves of the evergreen plant, Camellia Sinensis. As with wine, each tea has its own character, and even teas of the same variety differ in flavor from region to region. The six main types of tea are Green, White, Oolong, Black, Pu’er and Yellow tea. Most teas are grown on estates or gardens in the mountainous cool regions of China, Japan, India and Taiwan.
Rooibos, or “Red Tea” is an herbal and comes from a bush grown in South Africa. Herbals are made with flowers and herbs and do not contain any tea and therefore no caffeine.