Tea is a refreshing beverage that contains no sodium, fat, carbonation, or sugar. It is virtually calorie-free. And while tea helps maintain proper fluid balance and may contribute to overall good health, it’s also available in flavorful and exotic varieties around the globe. Here are just a few of the most unique flavored teas from all over the world.
White Pearls white tea is an exotic variety made solely of newly sprouted buds rolled into small pearls that uncurl when they are infused. Fascinatingly, this variety of flavored tea originates from a special strain of the tea plant and is only harvested during a few days each year.
“White Pearls white tea is difficult to obtain … Its health benefits include reduced risk of cancer and cardiovascular disorders, and it contains anti-aging properties which help in maintaining good health and healthy skin,” writes Sy Ndes on Lifehack.
Mate teas originated from the yerba mate plant of South America, specifically, Argentina. It’s said to be more nutrient-dense than any other type of green tea. It has also been used in ancient herbal medicines in South America for hundreds of years. Mate teas are rich in antioxidants and have properties that boost metabolism and help the body use and process carbohydrates more efficiently.
As its name implies, this one of a kind variety of sweet tea is said to taste like black forest cake. It’s made from a plant from China that’s also used to make green tea as well as oolong and black teas. Like other varieties of tea, it’s said to have countless health benefits, including weight loss, cancer prevention, and anti-aging.
The U.S. continues as the third largest importer of tea in the world after Russia and Pakistan, and literally the only western country to grow in both tea imports and consumption. While these teas originate from other countries around the world, there’s no telling what’s available right here in your own backyard. For more information about herbal tea and sweet tea flavors, contact Hill and Brooks Coffee and Tea Company, Inc.