The Pauline Tea-Bar Apothecary partners with both local herbalists and farmers, and Frontier Co-op, to bring you eco-sourced, quality-organic herbal teas, tea accessories, and other natural homeopathic items. Our partnership with Frontier Co-op is Fair-Trade Certified Supporting the stewardship of the health and welfare of our environment and all the people involved with producing and consuming our selection.
The leaves of white teas are usually harvested in the Spring, a time when the leaves are fresh, unopened, and covered in silky white hairs, hence the name "white" tea. White tea leaves are delicately handpicked, withered, and meticulously air-dried; A process with minimal steps and interference resulting in delicate and fresh tea leaves.
Yellow tea is similar to green tea but is heated selectively at a lower temperature; This allows for more moisture to be retained within the leaves, which then are slowly dried and oxidized over a low charcoal fire. Because of its increased effort in time and cultivation, yellow tea is much rarer to find than green tea.
The reason for the rich range of colors green tea leaves is due to its cultivation process of being picked, immediately heated by pan-frying and steaming. This process is also the cause of the unique shape and variety green tea leaves have.
Oolong teas are most notable for being one of the most skillful teas to produce; Involving a unique process of enzyme interaction, carefully measured oxidation, and extensive reshaping. Oolong leaves are unique because their neither black nor green tea; falling into their own category, but depending on the changes the tea-maker makes, Oolong can become black or green tea.
Black tea leaves go through one of the lengthiest oxidation processes than any other tea. First, withered and drained of all moisture and weight. Then the leaves are rolled and oxidated for several hours, before being fired. Black tea is the most widely produced style of tea, and most popular among the West.
The category of dark tea's is the broadest, encompassing a large variety of tea's, all different. The most common of these is pu-reh, which is processed like that of green tea, then set aside to mellow while still undergoing changes like fermentation throughout.
Pale lemon, cornsilk, straw
Straw yellow, lemon creame
Jade, emerald, olive
Greenish yellow, rose gold, umber
Mahogany, copper, amber
Peach, auburn, saddle brown
THE SIX DIFFERENT TEA TYPES
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