Tea is produced from the dried and oxidised leaves of the Camelia Sinensis plant, which is grown across many Asian countries including China, India, Japan, Taiwan and Sri Lanka. These carefully plucked leaves form the basis of many rituals and traditions across cultures worldwide. Most Australians love a cup of tea – in fact, it is the second most popular drink consumed globally after water! Tea is well known for being a rich source of antioxidants which boast many health benefits.
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New to what the wonders of tea have to offer? Not completely sure of what flavours might suit your palate? The tea spectrum is incredibly wide and varied with plenty of options for a captivating cuppa.
In terms of “strength”, this is usually in relation to flavour and each tea category has varying flavour strengths. If you’re looking for a tea based on the strength of its caffeine content, then black tea is usually the way to go; however, maccha — a powdered Japanese green tea has a higher caffeine content because the leaves are consumed in their entirety, rather than as an infusion.
The taste of tea will differ depending on where and how it’s cultivated. For instance, a Darjeeling is grown at a higher and cooler elevation and produces a light-tasting infusion when compared to the dark, malty infusion of an Assam, which is grown in low-lying, greenhouse-like terroir. Though they are both black teas from India, their characteristics are quite different. This will apply to all other varieties of tea depending on the countries they’re from and the way they’re produced. Tasting notes/descriptions will offer the best idea of what to expect.
Here at The Tea Centre, we offer a gorgeous range of delicious globally sourced Teas for you to choose from.
What are the health benefits of drinking tea?
Drinking any kind of tea is beneficial and will offer a range of healthful properties regardless of what you choose. With this in mind, choose a tea you’re going to enjoy the taste of because at least that way you will drink more of it and it will be a pleasurable experience each time.
Beyond the availability of a variety of unique flavours and types, there are various benefits to drinking tea. Not only is tea an effective stress reliever through its ritual properties, but tea is typically regarded as being a good source of antioxidants and is known to contain less caffeine than coffee, making it a healthy way to wash away the day. It is well worth while adding grabbing some to create your own tea selection at home to form your own rituals.
A particularly powerful antioxidant group known as ‘flavonoids’ are prevalent in all teas, with green and white teas containing the most. The consumption of flavonoids has a range of health benefits including that it is restorative for the skin through its promotion of hydration.
Additionally, Herbal teas are known to also have a variety of uses targeting specific ailments. At The Tea Centre, we understand the importance of your daily tea ritual and strive to provide you with the highest quality leaves possible, to ensure that your tea drinking experience is a luxurious moment of calm amid the business of daily life. We offer a variety of high-quality teas, including black, green, oolong and white teas in a variety of flavours. We also carry teas in herbal, decaffeinated and fruit varieties, meaning that there is a perfect tea to suit every taste. Find your perfect cup today and let the world wash away with tea.
Consider pouring a cup of tea the next time you want to relax and unwind during some well deserved “me” time. Enjoy the soothing aromas and elegant flavours of a freshly brewed tea. Even during summer, why not whip up a batch of iced tea from our selection of fresh and fruity flavours to cool down with style?
Pouring a mug of tea is a generous gesture of hospitality and a wonderful way to welcome someone into your home. Get together with those you love with a cup of tea in hand and make them feel right at home.
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Here at The Tea Centre, we pride ourselves on the elite quality of our tea and work hard to ensure your tea drinking experience is luxurious and thoroughly enjoyable. All part of our plan in providing you with the finest tea possible.
Making a pot or a cup of Tea using loose leaves is not as difficult as it sounds, with a variety of simple to use infusers and strainers available. However, if you are looking for a quicker alternative, we do also offer a range of teas in silk pyramid tea bags, including black tea bags, green tea bags and herbal tea bags.