With the hundreds of options available in the market, sometimes it can be overwhelming to find what you really need. So, we got together with the tea connoisseurs at Basilur to list the essentials you must have in your tea collection!
White Tea to treat yourself
This tea is made from the youngest buds of the Camellia sinensis plant, which are covered in fine silver hairs which gives the tea a fuzzy, white look. As a result, it naturally carries some natural sweetness along with its milky taste notes. This mild taste can also be linked to the fact that white tea leaves are minimally processed. Therefore, if you aren’t a big fan of the strong flavours of black and green teas, white tea is the perfect fit for you.
White tea is not only a must-have tea because of its unique taste. It is also valuable because of its health benefits. Since white tea is processed in a manner that prevents the oxidation of the tea leaves, it ensures almost all of the nutritional value in the tea leaf is preserved. As a result, white tea is high in a compound called catechins that are helpful in preventing diabetes, fighting bacterial infections, and even offset the effects of ageing.
Black Tea for your everyday cup of tea
We won’t be wrong to claim that black tea is one of, if not the most popular teas in the world. The thorough oxidation process that gives black tea its deep colour also helps to bring out the deep, rich flavour profiles trapped in the leaf. Depending on the oxidization process and where the tea leaves come from, it can even carry smokey, malty or even fruity notes. The best thing about black tea is that there are so many varieties for you to choose from! Here are some of our favourites;