Tea

Tea

Tea is a small tree and the beverage, that bring the same name, is made from leaves dried and cured by various processes. It is drunk throughout the world and the world's largest producers are China and India. Tea contain the stimulant caffeine, aromatic substances attributed to an essential oil, the astringency tannins and other materials including proteins and sugars. Tea is most often enjoyed as a drink, steeped in hot water and than strained to remove the leaves.
There are different types of tea related to the treatments and the different way of fermentation; we can have black tea (called red tea in China), green tea, oolong tea (or wulong), white tea, yellow tea and post-fermented tea (or black tea for the Chinese).


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