Tea is a beverage made by steeping the leaves, buds, or twigs of the Camellia sinensis plant in hot water. There are many varieties of tea, including black, green, oolong, white and Pu-erh, which are all made from the same plant, but are processed differently.
Black tea is the most widely consumed type of tea and is the base for many flavored teas. Green tea is less processed and has a lighter flavor and more delicate aroma. Oolong tea is partially fermented and falls between black and green tea in terms of flavor and aroma. White tea is made from the buds and leaves of the plant and has a very delicate flavor and aroma. Pu-erh tea is fermented and aged, and has a unique earthy flavor.