For those of you who may not know a lot about tea, there are several main kinds...black tea, oolong tea, green tea, and white tea. There are also herbal teas and fruit teas called tisanes although some tea aficionados would argue that those are not true teas. The different types of tea have to do with how the tea leaves are processed. White teas are usually more subtle because the tea leaves are young and they have very little processing to leave it as close as possible to its natural state. Then each tea type gets stronger up to the black teas which are the most flavorful because the leaves are more matured and the processing more involved. I generally prefer black teas as I like a lot of strong flavor but I wanted to give the green teas and even the white teas a chance too. I ended up buying a small tin of the Irish Cream and also a tin of Organic Cherry Blossom Rose which is a green tea (you can really smell the rose!).
|Inside the tea shop|