Some of the strongest evidence of tea’s health benefits comes from studies of heart disease. Scientists have found that those who drink 12 ounces or more of tea a day were about half as likely to have a heart attack as non-tea drinkers. Here are some of our favorites:
Gunpowder is a pungent green tea from China; Dragon’s Well has a subtle chestnut flavor and a lingering aftertaste.
Darjeeling, said to be the “Champagne” of Indian teas, is a black tea with delicate flavor that may bring aromas of grapes, almonds or wildflowers.
Assam, another black tea, is robust and “malty” – a good morning wake up.
White tea, a prized special-occasion green tea with a delicate taste and light golden color, consists of tea buds picked at daybreak.
Formosa oolong, only slightly fermented from Taiwan, is floral and delicate and pairs well with food.