Comparison of Tea varieties (White vs Green vs Oolong vs Black...)

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Compare Black tea vs Green tea vs Oolong tea vs Pu-erh tea vs White tea vs Yellow tea

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DescriptionBlack tea is the most popular type of tea.Over the last few decades green tea has been subjected to many scientific and medical studies to determine the extent of its long-purported health benefits, with some evidence suggesting that regular green tea drinkers have lower chances of heart disease and developing certain types of cancer.Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea. It is among the most popular types of teas served in typical Chinese restaurants.White tea is the rarest of all teas.High-quality teas served at the Imperial court.
Mainly harvestedChinaChinaFújiàn province (China)Yunnan province (China)Fujian province (China)China
Caffeine50 mg/cup30 mg/cup20 mg/cup
Health benefitsShort and long-term black tea consumption reverses endothelial vasomotor dysfunction in patients with coronary artery disease.Green tea can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, dental cavities, kidney stones, and cancer, while improving bone density and cognitive function. However, the human studies are inconsistent. Green tea consumption is associated with reduced heart disease in epidemiological studies.Drinking pu-erh tea is purported to reduce blood cholesterol. It is also widely believed in Chinese cultures to counteract the unpleasant effects of heavy alcohol consumption. Pu-erh tea is also widely sold as a weight loss tea.White tea ranks higher than many fruits and vegetables on the OCAR scale, a measure of antioxidant potency.
Production and processing techniquesWilted, sometimes crushed, and fully oxidizedUnwilted and unoxidizedWilted, bruised, and partially oxidizedGreen tea that has been allowed to ferment/compostWilted and unoxidizedUnwilted and unoxidized, but allowed to yellow
VarietiesTanyang Gongfu,Zhenghe Gongfu, Bailin Gongfu, Zhengshan xiaozhong, Yin Junmei, Jin Junmei, Keemun, Dian Hong, Ying De Hong, Jiu Qu Hong Mei, Tibeti,Assam, Darjeeling, Munnar, Kangra, Nilgiri, CeylonAracha, Bancha, Bi Luo Chun, Chun Mee, Da Fang, Genmaicha, Guapian, Gunpowder, Gyokuro, Hojicha, Hou Kui, Huang Shan Mao Feng, Kabusecha, mairicha, Konacha, Kukicha, Longjing, Matcha, Mao Jian, Mecha, Meng Ding Gan Lu, Sencha, Shincha, TamaryokuchaDà Hóng Páo, Shuǐ Jīn Guī, Tiě Luóhàn, Bái Jī Guān, Ròu Guì, Shuǐ Xiān, Tiě Guānyīn or Ti Kuan Yin, Huángjīn Guì, Dān Cōng, Dòngdǐng, Dongfang Meiren, Ali Shan, Lishan, Pouchong,Darjeeling oolong,Vietnamese oolong, Thai oolong, African oolong, Nepali oolongBai Hao Yinzhen, Bai Mu Dan, Darjeeling White, Shou Mei, White monkey pawJunshan Yinzhen, Huoshan Huangya, Meng Ding Huangya, Da Ye Qing, Huang Tang
Preparation
Water Temperature99 °C (210 °F)75-80 °C (167-176 °F)80-85 °C (176-185 °F)95-100 °C (203-212 °F)65-70 °C (149-158 °F)70-75 °C (158-167 °F)
Steep Time2–3 minutes1–2 minutes2–3 minutesLimitless1–2 minutes1-2 minutes
Infusions2-34-64-6Several33
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Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_teahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_teahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oolong_teahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pu-erh_teahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_teahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_tea
Video tourhttp://youtu.be/ukhdSlNl5H0http://youtu.be/reiONQVv-oEhttp://youtu.be/nSZwlNjqwWohttp://youtu.be/vpmW6ZC1C6U
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