Tea enjoyment and tea culture
The invigorating effect of tea leaves was already discovered 5000 years ago in China. Tea came to Northern Europe via Japan in the 17th century.
Today, the drink is given an individual setting in various tea ceremonies. Whether the English teatime, Moroccan mint tea, Japanese tea ceremonies or the typical East Frisian tea with Klüntjes – tea is a pleasure all over the world.
New tea trends, such as matcha and mate are making their way into tea cups and expanding the variety.
Tea is generally thought to have a positive effect on body and mind.
The difference between tea and infusions
The six classic types of tea include black tea, green tea, white tea, oolong, Pu Erh and the yellow tea.
Due to its caffeine content, the shorter the tea brews, the more stimulating it is; the longer the tea unfolds its aroma, the more calming its effect.
Infusions, such as herbal and fruit teas, are made from flowers, fruits, herbs and roots and do not come from the tea plant.