Grain tea, Caffeine-free tea…different types of teas explained

Grain tea, Caffeine-free tea…different types of teas explained

Feeling confused by tea labels these days? You’re not alone. With so many varieties of tea out there, it’s enough to leave you scratching your head at the supermarket. Let’s take a look at some popular types of tea, and how Juroku Cha fits into all these categories.

Breaking down different types of teas

Botanical tea

Botanical teas are teas made from the infusion of plant-based ingredients, including herbs, leaves, seeds, fruits, roots, flowers, and other plant material. Botanical teas have been around since ancient times, and continue to be used for their ability to relieve ailments and accelerate the healing process of many illnesses. The terms botanical tea and herbal tea are often used interchangeably, though herbal tea exclusively refers to plant-based infusions of non-tea plants.

Grain tea

Grain tea is tea made from any type of grain including barley, corn, millet, rice, and buckwheat. They are staples all across East Asia, with barley tea being the most popular and having its own variant in each country (known fondly as “mugicha” in Japan and “boricha” in Korea). Grain teas tend to have a mild, nutty flavor and are prized for their digestive benefits.

Roasted tea

Roasted tea is any tea that has undergone tea roasting. The roasting process helps to reduce the raw taste of tea by altering the amino acids and sugars in the tea leaves with heat. Roasting can also stop oxidation of tea, prolong its shelf life, and enhance its flavor. When tea is heavily roasted, it produces toasted notes in the tea and reduces its caffeine content – a great way to wrap up your night! Tea roasting in itself is an art, and the final tea product will depend on the temperature and duration that the leaves were roasted. 

Caffeine-free tea

True to its name, caffeine-free tea is devoid of any caffeine. Caffeine-free tea offers many of the same benefits as caffeinated tea, without the unwanted side effects such as jitters and anxiety. Caffeine-free tea is also preferable as a nightcap since caffeinated drinks tend to cause insomnia when consumed later in the day. Herbal and grain teas are almost always caffeine-free, and have long been treasured for their medicinal properties. 

All-natural tea & Sugar-free tea

All-natural tea is tea that has not been compromised by artificial flavorings and fragrances. Sugar-free tea is tea that is free of added sugars. When choosing a bottled tea beverage, it is important to always check the nutritional label first. Many teas on the market are enhanced by artificial substances and sweeteners, which can defeat the purpose of tea as a health drink.

Juroku Cha’s unique blend of 16 botanicals and grains offers a perfect way to experience the benefits of botanical tea, grain tea, roasted tea, caffeine-free tea, all-natural tea, and sugar-free tea all in one bottle.

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