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  • Hello, everyone. I am Niharika. Welcome back. Well, in today's lesson, we are going to look at types of tea.

  • So, what comes to your mind when you think or talk about tea, well, the aroma, the taste, tradition, or social gathering?

  • Well, all these beautiful elements are associated with the wonderful beverage called Tea.

  • So, in today's lesson we are gonna look at the different types of tea, in fact, the most popular ones in the world

  • because many people have no clue how to serve different types of tea or how a type of tea should be taken.

  • So, that's what you are gonna learn, and let's get started.

  • The first one is English Breakfast.

  • Well, English Breakfast is one of the most common type of tea that you would find in the world.

  • Well, it was initially just called as Breakfast Tea and it was developed by the tea master.

  • He was, in fact, a Scottish tea master, his name was Drysdale.

  • So, Drysdale was the one who developed this type of tea, and, in fact, it is a blend of fine black teas including the Keemun Tea.

  • So, why the name English Breakfast?

  • Well, eventually this type of tea was extremely popular in England,

  • so the London, you know, tea shops or the tea stores renamed it to English Breakfast

  • because it is said that the aroma of this tea is very similar to a fresh hot toast from the oven.

  • So, well, maybe that's exactly the reason why it is named as English Breakfast Tea.

  • And how this tea should be served? Well, it should be served with milk or lemon.

  • But please do not mix lemon and milk together because that would curdle the milk, right?

  • So, either it can be served with milk or with lemon, okay?

  • Now let's have a look at the second one, Irish Breakfast. Well, surprisingly, Irish are great tea drinkers.

  • Well, I learned it when I was looking for the information about tea. I didn't know that.

  • So, Irish people are great tea drinkers and they brew their tea very strong.

  • So, the flavor of Irish Breakfast Tea is extremely robust, and because of its strong taste, people tend to add sugar, and, of course, it's taken with milk.

  • But never with cream; cream is for coffee, okay?

  • So, you add milk and sugar to this type of tea.

  • In fact, you know there's a saying among the Irish people

  • that "A perfect cup of tea should be as strong to drop a mouse from it."

  • Pretty interesting, right?

  • So, that's a famous saying, so, yes, the aroma of Irish Breakfast Tea is extremely robust and strong. Okay?

  • The next one, Earl Grey.

  • Well, that's one of my favorites.

  • Well, Earl Grey Tea...well, there was this man named Earl Grey,

  • who was also a Prime Minister years ago under William IV.

  • Well, of course, this type of tea is named after him.

  • The reason because it's believed that a Chinese Mandarin offered a blend of black tea in order to influence trade relations.

  • So, that's a possibility that why this type of tea was named as Earl Grey.

  • So, in fact, it is a mix of black tea, it's the blend of black tea and bergamot oil.

  • And it's served plain, without sugar, without milk, without cream; it's just served plain.

  • Okay, that's Earl Grey for you.

  • And the next one that we have is the Darjeeling Tea.

  • Well, Darjeeling Tea is grown in the mountain areas of India.

  • And the high altitude, the mountain altitude, and the misty, the very gentle misty rains are perfect combination to grow this unique flavor, or a light-flavored tea.

  • So, Darjeeling Tea is extremely light-flavored.

  • And, in fact, even this tea is to be taken without milk, there are a few people who like Darjeeling tea to be served with a dash of lemon.

  • But without lemon, without milk, this tea is just perfect because it has a unique aroma that people love it.

  • So, that's Darjeeling tea for you.

  • Another type is Oolong Tea.

  • Well, Oolong tea belongs to China.

  • It was grown in China but now it's very much grown in Taiwan, and it's called as Elegant Tea.

  • In fact, it has another name to it as well.

  • It's also known as Champagne of teas.

  • So, again, Oolong tea has this amazing aroma; it's across between black tea and the green tea, and it has a very unique aroma to it.

  • In fact, the tea leaves are fermented.

  • They are fermented to achieve this delicious fruity aroma or delicious fruity taste to it.

  • So, if you haven't tried Oolong tea then you should because it's different and it's just amazing.

  • And, the next one, Green Tea.

  • Well, I am gonna explain Green Tea and White Tea together because they are pretty similar to each other.

  • Both the tea are made out of Camellia sinensis plant, okay, which is famously known as the tea plant.

  • And they are very lightly processed so that the leaves of this type of tea, they are made out of Camellia sinensis plant.

  • They are very lightly processed to prevent oxidation, and they are lightest and the purest form of the teas.

  • And, in fact, has extremely wonderful health benefits.

  • So, if, in case you are very concerned about your health, you wanna be fit, you want glowing skin, then Green Tea and White Tea are just perfect. Okay?

  • And then the last one that we have for you is Masala Chai.

  • It's also called as Indian Tea with spices, and it is prepared by boiling water, milk, and the tea, of course.

  • It's either in the form of tea bags or tea powder, and a lot of spices are added while boiling this, cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, and even ginger.

  • So, all these spices are added in order to make the Masala chai.

  • It's delicious; it has a very different aroma, a very Indian aroma to it, and also has a lot of health benefits.

  • So, if you are suffering from high cholesterol or if you have bad sore throat, then this chai is perfect. Okay?

  • So, it's either called as Masala Chai or it's called as Masala Tea or Tea with Indian spices. Okay?

  • Alright, so, this brings me to the end of this lesson.

  • These are the types of tea; if you had no idea, well, I hope this lesson is helpful to you and now that you know these are the types of tea.

  • Go ahead, make a delicious cup of tea for yourself.

  • I will be back with a new lesson 'till then, you take care.

Hello, everyone. I am Niharika. Welcome back. Well, in today's lesson, we are going to look at types of tea.

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