MAIN CATEGORIES OF TEA
The rarest and most refined of teas for the discerning tea drinker. Silver tips, real white tea is made from the handpicked buds of the Camellia sinensis plant.
Black teas are fully fermented, and it is the most common type of tea from Sri Lanka, India, Kenya and other former British colonies.
Oolong teas are partly oxidised or fermented. The teas are picked, often three leaves and a bud, withered, fermented then heated, rolled and dried.
Green tea is unfermented, maintaining a generally mild, light and sometimes astringent character. The most popular tea in Japan is Sencha, made by a method unique to Japan.