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Types of Teas & Tisanes ("Herbal Teas")

"True teas" include white tea, green tea, oolong, black tea and pu-erh. "Tisanes" (or "herbal teas") include yerba mate, chamomile, mint and other infusions. Learn about these types of tea / tisanes, as well as types of teas drinks from around the world, with this guide to tea types.

Tea Types
From green tea to black tea and white tea to pu-erh, here's what sets each tea type apart from other tea types, including each tea type's processing methods, aromas and flavors.

Tea Types: Black, Green & Beyond
Learn about the major tea types, including white, steamed green, roasted/fired green, oolong, black and pu-erh, with this illustrated guide to types of tea.

Tisane / Herbal Infusion Basics
Herbal teas are a major part of the tea world, even though they're not technically teas. Learn about the difference between a "tisane" (herbal tea) and a tea, how tisanes are categorized and how to make them at home.

Common Tea & Tisane Drinks
There are many variations on regular hot tea. These are a few of the most popular twists on tea out there, including iced teas, tea cocktails and more.

International Tea Drinks
From Cha Manao to Kashmiri Chai to Tibetan Yak Butter Pu-erh, learn about the types of tea-based drinks consumed in various parts of the world.

Tea Flavor Profiles by Tea Type
These general tea tasting notes can be helpful reference points for understanding the flavors inherent to different types of tea, such as white teas, steamed green teas and pu-erh teas.

Top 10 Flavored Teas
New to tea and not sure you like it plain? Try a flavored tea. These are the most popular types of flavored teas out there, including Earl Grey Tea, Jasmine-Flavored Teas, Lemon Tea and more.

Best Green Tea Types
Find the best green teas for newbies with this guide to green tea types. It includes flavor profiles, brewing tips, price comparisons and more.

Green Tea Health Benefits, Recipes & More
Get the basics on types of green tea, green tea recipes and green tea health benefits with this beginner's guide to green tea.

What is Green Tea?
Learn all about what green tea is, what it tastes like, how to pick the best green teas for your tastes and how to brew green tea.

Kombucha Tea 101
Kombucha is a drink with mysterious origins, lots of health claims and a surge of available flavors. Read up on kombucha's history and benefits, plus check out reviews and how kombucha is made, with Kombucha Tea 101.

Puerh Tea 101
Pu-erh tea is an ancient form of tea noted for its health benefits. Learn about its health benefits, flavor profiles, history and more with this guide to pu-erh tea.

What is White Tea?
White tea is an often misunderstood type of tea. Learn more about its caffeine levels, processing and more.

Best Types of Black Tea

Learn all about Darjeeling, Keemun, Assam and much more!

Black Tea
This guide to the West's most popular tea type includes black tea types, black tea recipes, black tea flavor profiles, black tea caffeine levels and more.

Masala Chai 101
Masala Chai 101 features masala chai basics, recipes, product reviews and more. Check out instant chais, teabag and loose-leaf masala chais, traditional masala chai recipes, contemporary chai recipes, caffeine-free / herbal chais and more in Masala Chai 101.

Bubble Tea
Bubble tea is a hugely popular type of tea in Asia and beyond. Find out what the craze is all about with this guide to bubble tea.

As rooibos travels from its home of South Africa, it is quickly becoming a favorite herbal infusion around the world.

Yerba Mate 101
Yerba mate is a popular South American herb that is brewed into a high-caffeine infusion. Learn the basics of this popular coffeehouse drink, and then check out more yerba mate information, including reviews, recipes and more.

Learn to use chamomile for health benefits, how to grown and harvest chamomile, and more, with this guide to chamomile.

Chicory is a popular 'herbal tea' substitute for coffee, as well as a central ingredient in 'chicory coffee' recipes. Learn what chicory is, find chicory recipes, and more with this guide to chicory.

Earl Grey Tea
Learn about Earl Grey's history, caffeine level, flavor, steeping methods and more with this guide to Earl Grey.

What is Maccha?
In this FAQ, a reader asks about a type of tea known as Maccha.

Jasmine Teas
Learn the different types of jasmine tea, the health benefits and health warnings associated with jasmine tea, how jasmine tea is made, and more.

Flowering Teas
Learn about the appearance, flavor and history of flowering teas, plus how flowering teas are made with thisguide to flowering teas.

Loose-Leaf Tea Defined
What, exactly, ARE loose-leaf teas, anyway? Find out on About Coffee / Tea!

Sparkling Teas
If you're throwing a baby shower, serving an under-21 crowd or having a festive dinner party, these are the top sparkling tea drinks to check out.

Tulsi / Holy Basil
Tulsi is a popular type of "herbal tea" used for many health benefits and revered in Ayurvedic and Hindu practices. Learn more about this fascinating herb.

Spiced Tea
Learn about the types, history and making of spiced tea with this definition and recipe listing.

Types of Bubble Tea
Mix-and-match over 100 tea types, milk types, fruit flavors, QQ foods and more to find your perfect bubble tea.

Bai Lin Gong Fu Tea
Bai Lin Gong Fu is one of the few remaining handmade black teas in the world. Learn more about what makes it unique.

How to Make Chagra
Chagra simply means used, dried tealeaves. You can reuse your tealeaves in many different ways with this guide to making and using chagra.

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