Looking for a new type of tea, but not sure what to try? We’ve put together this list of the best tea flavors for all palettes. Whether you want something sweet and tart, spicy, or vegetal you’ll find new flavors to savor.
Our Butter Tea Blend was inspired by Tim Ferriss who famously replaced his morning coffee with a blend of different types of tea. This blend includes a mixture of sencha green tea, young pu-erh tea, and Brazilian green yerba mate tea resulting in a delightfully rich tea that rivals the flavors of a cup of coffee.
Brew this tea and enjoy it on its own or mix it with MCT oil, grass-fed butter or heavy cream to draw out the rich flavor profile. This tea will also give you a longer-lasting energy boost without the jitters and crashes associated with coffee.
Milk Oolong Tea isn't actually made with any milk. It derives its name from the rich, creamy body that is created by the high-quality tea leaves. The premium-grade oolong can be infused up to six times, making it a tasty tea for your taste buds and an economic tea for your wallet.
We're not exaggerating when we say this is one of our absolute favorite teas. The scent of the tea is fantastic and you get hints of the milky flavor as soon as you open the package. If you like teas that have a full body and creamy feel without the addition of milk, this tea is the one for you.
This organic tea offers a delicious new take on the classic flavors of Earl Grey tea. Normal Earl Grey tea contains a blend of black tea leaves and rinds of bergamot oranges. This blend features those ingredients plus the addition of dried vanilla to create a smooth and creamy texture that is delightful.
This organic tea is similar to English Breakfast teas with bold notes of earthy and roasted flavors thanks to the black tea leaves. It's also a bit more vibrant than traditional breakfast teas thanks to the citrusy notes of the bergamot and the smooth, rich hints of the vanilla. This tea also boasts a moderate amount of caffeine so it's the perfect way to start the day or add an extra boost to the afternoon.
Hibiscus tea is a wildly popular beverage in the Caribbean and Central America. The beverage is known by other names including agua de Jamaica, roselle, and sorrel. The tea features a fruity flavor that is ideal for hot and iced teas. When brewed as an iced tea, it offers an almost lemonade-like flavor that is refreshing and invigorating. The tea is also stunning with a deep magenta hue that is similar to grenadine.
This particular herbal tea has high amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A. Simply add the flower petals to a cup of hot water and enjoy the vibrant flavors and colors with each sip.
Pu-erh tea is an aged tea that is similar to black teas, but offers a richer, more nuanced flavor profile. These tea leaves are covered with moist cloths and undergo a fermentation process that creates rich flavors that get better with age.
Our Emperor Pu-erh tea is aged for four years and features a deliciously smooth flavor with earthy notes. The pu-erh leaves are sourced from the Yunnan province of China, which has cultivated pu-erh teas dating back to 600 AD. With this tea, you'll enjoy notes of malt, earth, and fermented sweetness.
Ginger tea is made from the root of the ginger plant. The tea stands out from other herbal teas thanks to its mildly spicy notes and warming sensation. Our ginger tea is sourced from Sing Buri in Thailand and is best brewed with a touch of lemon and a dash of honey. These ingredients add a tangy note while drawing out the heat of the ginger pieces. The tea is also well-known for its digestive benefits as it may help to soothe nausea, upset stomach, and streamline digestion.
Green tea is considered one of the healthiest types of tea. Like other true teas, it's made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Modern scientific research has shown the health benefits of tea range from boosted immunity to a lower chance of developing a serious disease.
Green tea, in particular, may help to lower the risk of heart disease by lowering blood pressure when consumed regularly (1). In addition to heart benefits, green tea may help to improve weight loss and exercise performance and is packed with antioxidants (2)(3). These antioxidants include polyphenols and catechins like EGCG, or epigallocatechin gallate, which has been linked to lower LDL cholesterol and also boasts anti-inflammatory properties (4).
This particular green tea is one of the most loved teas on the planet. Sencha is a Japanese tea — like matcha — where the green tea leaves are steamed during the drying process. It features a vegetal flavor that has hints of seaweed and grassy notes. It is mildly sweet and offers a medium body.
Also known as Ti Kuan Yin, Iron Goddess of Mercy is an ancient oolong tea known for its distinct aroma and rich flavor profile. The tea is semi-oxidized, giving it a richer body than white tea or green tea, but a lighter feel than black teas. As a premium-grade tea, this oolong is packed with flavor and antioxidants. This oolong offers a roasted flavor with subtle floral hints. You'll enjoy roasted nutty flavors and hints of apricot in a smooth and silky body.
Rooibos tea is cultivated exclusively in the Cederberg Mountain range of South Africa. The tea is commonly known as red tea and brews into a vibrant red-orange hue. It offers a sweet and tart flavor and is packed with nutritious ingredients. The tea contains high amounts of potassium, iron, and zinc and may help to boost the immune system.
The tea is a wonderful option for making iced tea as well. The vibrant red hue adds a stunning visual element for tea drinkers and the sweet and tart flavors are suited for most palettes. Serve it with a slice of lemon or add a cinnamon stick to create a slight warming feel.
This herbal tea is one of our most popular tea blends. It's made by mixing chamomile flowers with lemongrass stalks and offers a subtly sweet flavor with minty notes. The tea features a light body and an airy aroma that is mild.
Chamomile tea offers health benefits that include improved relaxation and better sleep — that's why it's a popular bedtime time. Lemongrass may help to soothe digestion and reduce pain symptoms. Since the addition of lemongrass still means it is caffeine-free, you can drink this beverage any time day or night.
Masala chai is an Indian tea that blends black teas leaves from the Assam or Darjeeling provinces with spices like cloves, cinnamon, and cardamom. The tea is part of the fabric of Indian culture and can be found everywhere from living rooms to market stalls and wedding celebrations.
This tea offers a delightful flavor that is bold and inviting. Our blend includes hints of coriander, fennel, cinnamon, lemongrass, and cardamom that are aromatic and warming. The tea can be enjoyed as-is or blended with a dash of milk. For a traditional brew, use buffalo milk or for a more modern spin try dairy alternatives like almond milk or coconut milk.
No best tea list is complete without the inclusion of peppermint tea. This tea is a common favorite thanks to its minty notes and invigorating properties. The tea is refreshing and uplifting and is also caffeine-free so you can enjoy it all day long. It's also great for your health and may help fight bad breath, fend off colds, and soothe stomach upset.
The aroma of peppermint tea is also the perfect addition to holiday tables. It's a great Christmas tea and recognizable aroma can help you get into the spirit of the season.
White tea is a true tea that offers a delicate and nuanced flavor profile. It's a great introductory tea for beginner tea drinkers thanks to its mild flavor yet it's also suited to more advanced palettes as it has layers of flavor that emerge with each sip.
The light, pale tea has a mild floral flavor that has hints of almonds. It's the perfect blend of elegant and modest and is a tea that stands out without any bells and whistles. Drink it by itself or add a slice of lemon. Since the flavor is so unique and delicate it's best to consume unsweetened and without a lot of additional ingredients. For this one, it's best to skip the milk and sweeteners.
When you want a delicious cup of tea, don't reach for bland tea bags from Twinings or obscure brands on Amazon. Instead, grab a high-quality loose leaf tea that is packed with flavor and the best quality ingredients. Tea bags only contain the dust and fannings of tea leaves, not the actual whole tea leaf itself. Loose teas are made of whole tea leaves that are packed with ingredients that can support health and offer better flavor.
Looking for new tea flavors and herbal blends? Tea lovers are sure to find an exciting option on this list. Try some of these best tea options when making your next tea purchase. From herbal teas with minty notes and floral flavors to true teas that are as old as time, you're sure to find teas you love.