At Red Rose, our love for tea extends beyond crafting the perfect brew. We enjoy sharing our passion with you too! With an estimated 1,500 types of tea in the world, we understand the difficulty you may face in choosing among them. For your benefit we've broken down the main tea variations, so that when it comes to exploring your tea options, you'll have a guide on where to start.

Black Tea

All hail black tea! As a fan favorite among consumers, this type produces more pronounced flavors and aromas than other teas. If you're looking to add an extra pep to your step then this is your go to tea, as its caffeine level is typically the highest. You may also enjoy it decaffeinated as well.

Caffeine Level
Around 40-80 mg per cup

Flavor
Slightly bitter and full-bodied with robust flavors and aroma

Green Tea

Looking to rev up your metabolism? Green tea may give you just the boost you seek. This delightful type also contains lower caffeine levels than Oolong or Black Teas, making it a perfect choice to enhance mental clarity, without causing insomnia or nervousness.

Caffeine Level
Around 35-60 mg per cup

Flavor
Subtle toasted or floral flavors with grassy or vegetal undertones

Oolong Tea

This unique tea has it's own fragrant and intriguing aroma. The flavors range from floral to fruity notes, making it more robust than green tea, but not quite as complex as black teas.

Caffeine Level
Around 30-55 mg per cup

Flavor
Floral, fruity and rich

Pu-erh Tea

This aged tea originated from ancient China. The unique aging process often produces a more refined and mellow flavor than the bitterness found in many black teas.

Caffeine Level
Around 60-75 mg per cup

Flavor
Refined and mellow with lingering sweetness

Herbal Tea

Herbal teas are very popular but aren't actually tea at all! Herbal 'teas' are made from herbs, bark, flowers and other botanicals, whereas true tea is produced from the Camellia Sinensis plant. These delightful concoctions are called 'tisanes' or herbal infusions and are naturally caffeine free.

Caffeine Level
0 mg per cup

Flavor
Can vary greatly depending on flowers, herbs and botanicals used

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that a tea's type (black, green, white, etc…) is determined by its oxidation process? The oxidation process involves bruising the leaf after harvesting which causes the plant cell walls to break down, thereby changing the flavor, appearance, and chemical composition of the tea leaf.