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How do you choose from our teas?

Our personal experience is that we had to taste and get to know a lot of teas in order to find out which one is our favorite, which time of day we like to drink them, when it suits our body and how best to prepare these teas.

If we had to name a tea type or category, which is worth starting with and to start on the path of getting to know each other then a Taiwanese oolong they would be teas. We can confidently recommend it to both beginners and advanced users. A really tolerant type of tea. At the time, we were also captivated by it with its variety, content, flowery and cheerful character. With a flavor that changes with each pour and a personality that perfectly tolerates the mistakes of a beginner tea maker.

We think the second choice is a good one red tea be strong, spicy, "familiar" in character. With a wide variety of aromas, you have to be careful with them, as they have a very high caffeine content.
At the beginning, try it with a spoonful of honey, but we are sure that this ingrained habit of yours will soon fade into oblivion.

In our experience, people a green teas is the most sought-after (presumably because of the properties listed in many health-conscious articles), but this type is the most difficult to prepare well, and that is why many people turn away from it, because it "became very bitter".

First of all, we recommend that everyone choose one main aspect, which is most important to them and what they expect from tea first.

  1. Health effects
  2. Flavor (strong or mild)
  3. Caffeine content, invigorating effect
  4. Difficulty of preparation - equipment required
  5. Price (good and adequate value for money)
  6. Quality (everyday, interesting, outstanding)

1 – Health effects

The good news is that we really can't help it, since each of our teas has some positive physiological effect, if nothing else, it's good for our "souls", it warms us up and we can be present for a few moments while making and drinking it.

However, one or two standouts:


Perhaps due to the highest antioxidant effect and high polyphenol content, everything is more pronounced here, since with the exception of the leaf veins, the entire tea leaf is consumed in powdered form.

The theanine content is a natural sedative, but the higher caffeine content must also be taken into account. Here, the caffeine has a slow, prolonged absorption, it does not spin. Matcha can therefore be a tea for calm alertness and "one of the keys to a long life". 🙂

Green teas

Their effect is similar to that of matcha tea, and they also "cool" the body and calm the mind. It is raw in nature and should not be consumed in the cold or on an empty stomach. In general, colder people are better off in the warmer seasons, Dóri, for example, only drinks green tea above 25 degrees, otherwise she freezes.

Oolong teas

High fluoride content for healthy teeth (link: oolong tea Health benefits) According to some, it also improves the condition of the skin and hair, as well as the metabolism (thus fat metabolism).

Red teas (black teas)

It invigorates and warms you when you are cold and even when you are not. They help digestion.

Shu Puer (post-ripened teas)

Revitalizing effect without tanning acids. It improves cholesterol levels and is recommended for cardiovascular problems.

Herbal "tea" concoctions

Caffeine-free alternatives, most of them can be consumed as a cure, not continuously.


White teas

High antioxidant content, they have a calming effect. In case of a cold, a strong decoction of them is recommended (TCM).

2 – Taste (strong or mild)

Strong: Matcha, red teas, roasted mulberries, houjicha (roasted Japanese green tea), per.
Medium: Green teas, Taiwanese oolongs
Soft: White teas, herbal teas

3 – Caffeine content, invigorating effect

High: Red tea (fast absorption), Matcha, Gyokuro, green teas (slow, enhanced absorption)
Medium: White teas – here, since the leaves are not rolled, the caffeine dissolves only slowly.
Low: Baked (roasted) jams, houjicha, herba concoctions

4 – Relaxation, stress relief

Gaba oolong green teas with high theanine content, shaded Japanese teas: Matcha, Gyokuro, Kabusecha, Herba brews

5 – Easy to make

Taiwanese oolongs, white tea and herbal teas

Qing Xin oolong

6 - Price - Good value for money

Shou Mei white tea
Mengding Mao Jian
Moonlight Black - Yunnan red tea
Sencha from Fukuoka
Matsu no sono matcha

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