Tea vs. A Cup Of Joe

Don’t get me wrong I love a good cup of Joe in the morning and I love really good coffee that is strong and tastes great, but there is something about tea that makes me feel more comfortable than other drinks, and that’s why some of the best tea in the world is found all over Asia, and there is one tea in China that really takes the cake and costs millions of dollars per kilogram, which is absolutely ridiculous, but what are you going to do because the Chinese government and private tea sector really does have a lot of control over the prices and export rates of tea all over the world.

The phrase ‘All the tea in China’ is not just a metaphor but it is a pretty staunch reality in that there really is a ton of great teas all over the country as well as the rest of Asia in general.  So for now, if you are the type of person who really likes drinking tea and you are interested in trying out some of the best teas in the entire world, then you have come to the right article on the internet because we are about to discuss in great detail some of the best teas in the world.

Now the first tea that we are going to discuss is called the Adagio Golden Yunnan, and this tea is very yellow looking and also has a calming, soothing sensation that happens when you drink this delectable tea. There is something very special about this tea that all tea enthusiasts would enjoy, and that’s because it has a rich, beautiful smell to it that is complemented by the bold tastes that you can only get in this particular region of China, the Yunnan province. It’s true that China has the best teas in the entire world, for the most part, and this is just one of the many Chinese teas that makes the best teas in the world list.

The next tea is called the Elemental Tea Kenya Black Dryer Mouth, and this tea is definitely different than a lot of other teas from around the world, and it’s the uniqueness of this tea that makes it one of the very best in the entire world. When it comes down to it this tea is one of the healthiest brands of tea that humans can drink and the benefits of drinking this tea go much further than any type of coffee bean the world knows today. It’s is not from China or Asia, but is grown and cultivated in Africa, and mostly in Kenya, which is one of the most beautiful places in the entire world.

The next great tea around the world is called the Kusmi Tea’s Anastasia Black Tea, and this is a type of Earl Grey black tea that is famous in Russia for being the type of tea that the aristocracy would drink all the way back to dates around 1867 and even earlier in cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg. This definitely is the tea of the czars, and in Russia it doesn’t get much better than this, especially because of the long history that this tea has created throughout the country’s history. Yes, if you were a big shot in the USSR or your name is Vladimir Putin, then you probably have had this tea before and know just how good it is compared to the rest of the tea everywhere in the world.

PG Tips may be the type of tea that everyone considers to be English Breakfast tea, and at least it is probably the best type of black tea that has made the breakfast tea a significant thing around the world, where the best teas are around the world.

 

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Diamond Tea Bag

PG TIPS DIAMOND TEA BAG WITH SILVER TIPS IMPERIAL TEA
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the famous British tea manufacturer PG Tips, the company issued a limited-edition tea bag filled with Silver Tips Imperial Tea from the Makibari Estate. Each tea bag was decorated with 280 excellent quality diamonds which had been handcrafted by Boodles Jewelers. The bags sold for $15,000 each, and all proceeds from the sale of these tea bags went to charity in Manchester, England.

DA-HONG PAO TEA
The name of this tea literally translates to “Big Red Robe”. This type of Chinese Wuyi Oolong tea is said to have cured the mother of a Ming Dynasty emperor who was suffering from a severe illness. The emperor then instructed his men to go into the world and track down the origins of the tea. What they fouind was four bushes high atop a rock on Mt. Wuyi containing the tea leaves. Three of those bushes exist to this very day. Da-Hong Pao Tea is a national treasure with legendary medicinal properties. It is routinely presented as a gift to visiting dignitaries and honored guests of the country. Da-Hong Pao is extremely difficult to obtain and when found for sale it commands a price of an incredible $1.2 million for 1000 grams.
KOMBUCHA
This Manchurian tea contains exclusive, top-secret ingredients. Kombucha is a sweet black tea that is highly fermented and combined with an ancient, closely-guarded combination of yeast and bacteria to give it a unique, pleasant flavor. It is not overly expensive but it is hard to find anywhere in the world other than in Siberia. Although several counterfeit versions of this tea can be found all over the world, the genuine article can only be found in a handful of Siberian villages. The origins of Kambucha are recorded in history books as having originated in Latvia and being introduced to the rest of the world by seafarers during the early 1900s.
JAPANESE TWIG TEA
This type of tea is known by the name Kukicha, or twig tea. It is made from the parts of the plant that are typically discarded, such as the stalks, the twigs, and the stems. Kukicha is full of nutrients and flavor. The Japanese say that “twig tea tastes like twigs”, and Westerners who have tried the tea say that it has a fruity, “earthy” flavor…like twigs!

FERMENTED YAK-BUTTER TEA
This tea, also known as Butter Tea, is found in the Himalayan regions of Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and India. It is traditionally made from tea leaves, salt, water, and yak butter, although as this tea becomes available in more and more areas of the world, butter made from cow’s milk is used more frequently. Butter Tea is served in a bowl, and drunk a sip at a time. Following each sip, the host refills the bowl to the brim. In this way the bowl of tea never runs out. Once the guest is finished with his tea, he simply stops drinking. Before leaving, the guest drains the bowl, drinking all of the tea so as to avoid offending the host. Evidence of Yak-Butter Tea’s use has been found as far back as 10th century Tibet.

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Flower Tea

TIENCHI FLOWER TEA
This tea is one of the most healthful in the world. Tienchi Flower Tea, or Panax Notoginseng, has been used for centuries to cure ailments such as dizziness, skin rashes, andinsomnia. It also posses powerful detox properties. Tienchi is not precisely tea, but rather it is a type of ginseng that is native to southwest China. The flower and the root both have medicinal properties. The flowers resemble tiny broccoli florets. This tea is highly prized throughout Asia. It sells for $170 for 1000 grams. It is harvested in the Yunnan Province and is favored for it’s ginseng-mint taste.
SILVER TIPS IMPERIAL TEA
Silver Tips Imperial Tea comes from the Makambari Estatwe, the first tea factory and the oldest estate in Darjeeling, India. This tea, priced at $400 per 1000 grams, is favored for it’s exotic flavor and color. It is harvested only during a full moon in the foothills of the Himalayas.

POO POO PU-ERH TEA
This is a fermented tea which originates in the Yunnan region of China. What makes this tea unusual, and more than a little weird, is that it is not actually made from tea leaves. Although it has the appearance of dried tea leaves it is in fact made from the droppings of a variety of insects! The logic behind this concoction is that since these insects only eat tea leaves, their fecal matter will contain only the properties of those tea leaves. The droppings are collected by Taiwanese farmers with magnifying glasses and tweezers, then infused to make the tea. Pu-Erh produces an energizing tea with medicinal properties. It originated in the 18th century by Chinese physicians to be presented as a gift to the Emperor Jianlong. This “tea” sells for $1000 for 1000 grams.
VINTAGE NARCISSUS WUYI OOLONG TEA
In November 2013 a 44-pound box of this tea was offered at an auction in Hong Kong. This was a monumental event because of the extreme rarity of this tea. The box that was auctioned was over a half-century old and had been exported from China to Singapore back in the 1960s. It was eventually returned to Hong Kong after being purchased by a Chinese-Malaysian tea collector. Narcissus Oolong Tea leaves are cultivated and harvested on Mt. Wuyi in China’s Fujian Province. It is named after Narcissus of Greek mythology and sells for $6,500 for 1000 grams.

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All Teas

All teas are NOT created equal.
In many areas of the world, an entire culture exists around the ritual and ceremony of brewing and drinking tea.
Whether you enjoy sitting down before bedtime with a cup of chamomile tea, beginning your day with a healthy green tea blend, or taking out a small loan to enjoy the extravagance of some of the world’s finest and most costly teas such as the ones listed below, there is no doubt that this delicious, healthy drink holds sway over many cultures. If you don’t think so, just take a look at some of these decadent examples:

GYOKURU
Gyokuru is a Japanese green tea that is also known as Sencha. It is made without grinding the tea leaves. Instead, the leaves are treated with TLC: prior to harvesting, they are shaded from the sun for at least two weeks. This helps to boost the level of amino acids in the tea leaves, which gives them a unique aroma and a sweeter flavor. Gyokuru sells for approximately $65 per 100 grams. It is manufactured in the Uji of Japan.

TIEGUANYIN
This tea is considered one of the most extravagant and expensive teas in the entire world. It is priced at $3,000 per kg. The tea’s name, Tieguanyin, comes from the Buddhist deity Guan Yin, the Iron Goddess of Mercy. It is classified as an oolong tea due to the fact that that it’s oxidization places it somewhere between a black tea and a green tea. This tea is so unique that a single leaf can be brewed up to seven times without losing it’s flavor.

YELLOW GOLD
These tea buds sell for approximately $105 for 50 grams, enough to brew about 25 cups. The taste of these tea leaves is not what makes this tea so extravagant, although it is reported to be one of the best-tasting teas in the world. What makes Yellow Gold Tea Buds so vaulable is that the tea leaves are painted with genuine 24 karat gold. The gold coating is non-toxic and is purported to actually provide health benefits for those who drink it. Yellow Gold Tea Buds are sold exclusively in Singapore. This is because there is only one mountain in the entire world where this tea is harvested, and to make it even more exclusive, it is harvested only one day out of the entire year. A special golden scissors is used to cut the leaves, and only those from the highest point on the tree are harvested. This process, from beginning to end, makes this one of the most extravagant and decadent teas in the world.
PANDA DUNG TEA
This unusual brew is called Panda Dung Tea because it is, in fact, grown in Panda dung – dung being a less disgusting way of saying Panda poop! This tea sells for an unbelievable $200 per cup. If you are wondering why on earth anyone would pay any amount of money to drink tea that comes from Panda poo, let alone an exhorbitant amount like $200 per cup, those who have partaken of the drink explain their motivation for doing so: while they may not necessarily enjoy the taste, Panda Dung tea actually possess some excellent health properties. Since a Panda’s diet consists exclusively of wild bamboo, their bodies absorb only about 30% of the nutrients from their food. This means that the remaining 70% of nutrients are found in their bodily waste. By using the Panda excrement to fertilize the tea trees, the nutrients are transferred to the tea leaves. This means that drinking the tea allows the nutrients to be absorbed into the body. The tea is cultivated in the Chinese mountains of Ya’an, Sichuan.

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