There are so many different types of teas out there, that it can be difficult to understand which kinds offer the different kinds of benefits. 

Black: Black tea has a stronger profile with a stronger aroma. It is usually dark red to black in color and has a rich flavor. Black tea typically contains a little less than a cup of coffee worth of caffeine. Studies have shown black tea may help regulate cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and reduce the risk of stroke. 

Black teas include subcategories such as Earl Grey, English Breakfast Tea, Irish Breakfast, Masala Chai, along with others. 

Green: Green tea is made from leaves that are not as oxidized as black tea, giving it a more earthy flavor profile. Green tea can be between yellow to green. It has about half a cup of coffee worth of caffeine and can be shown to lower cholesterol, increase metabolism, and decrease the risk of heart failure.

Green teas include Matcha, Sencha, Shincha, Konacha, Bancha, and a few more.

Oolong: Oolong is considered to be in between green and black tea – a semi-oxidized tea. Oolong teas are between green or brown in color and have typically a little less caffeine than black tea with plenty of antioxidants. Studies have shown that oolong tea may reduce the risk of diabetes. 

Oolong teas include Phoenix Tea, Iron Goddess of Mercy, Jin Xuan, with many more types.

White Tea: White tea is closest to green tea in it is not oxidized however it does not have earthy tones like green tea. It tends to be more yellow and light in color. White tea can greatly vary in caffeine, ranging from almost as much as a cup of coffee to lower than any of the other teas, however, it has many antioxidants. White tea has been found to help in cardiovascular health and can help in better skin and cell production.

White teas include many herbal teas, Chamomile, Hibiscus, and Rooibos teas.

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