Blended teas are tea blending for various purposes, including commerce, holistic health, or flavor diversity. This post will bring you helpful information about these mixing beverages.
As the second-consumed beverage, tea has been enjoyed by billions of consumers worldwide for millenniums, with a large number of tea types. While there is a wide range of tea types classified based on tastes and varieties, all tea types are listed into two main categories “ pure teas” and “ blended teas.” This article provides readers with all information about tea blending, its benefits, various products, etc., that may be helpful to you.
What is the definition of blended teas?
Blended teas refer to blending different teas or tea and other ingredients to make final tea products that can be further from the initial teas in terms of appearance and liquor hue. There are various reasons to blend teas, including commerce, health benefits, flavor diversity, etc. For commercial purposes, tea blending ensures the consistency of the batch on a mass scale. For health benefits, many traditional recipes from China, India, Vietnam, etc., blend tea leaves with herbs and spices. In particular, flavoring and scenting are the most popular ways to create tea blends with more exciting and attractive flavor notes.
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Blended tea types. FGC provides which types?
In the world of blended teas, many types are created by artisans from different cultures worldwide. Here are some typical types of tea blending:
Black tea blends
Black tea is a unique fermented tea with a more robust flavor than other tea. The tea is blended with other ingredients to make well-known blended teas, including Earl Grey tea, Lady Grey tea, English Breakfast tea, etc.
- Earl Grey tea: A blending of black tea and bergamot oil
- Lady Grey tea: A combination of black tea, bergamot oil, lemon peel, and orange peel ( also cornflower petals)
- English breakfast tea: Full-bodied, robust, rich, and blended to go well with milk and sugar.
- English afternoon tea combines strong Assam, Kenyan tea, and Ceylon.
- Irish breakfast tea: The blending of several black teas
- Masala chai: A mixture of black tea, spices (native to the Indian sub-continent), milk, and sweeteners (sugar and honey).
With 26 years in tea production and tea export, we are the leading Black tea and Black tea blends supplier in Vietnam. Our Black tea comes in various grades, based on leaf size and grown regions, as well as processing methods. We also provide clients with many tea blends from Black tea, including Earl Grey tea and Masala chai.
Flavored & Scented teas
Flavored tea is created by blending tea leaves and natural food-safe flavorings such as flower extract or fruit extract, according to unique flavoring methods. The flavoring teas are profound in aroma and taste. Some typical flowers are usually used in these teas, such as jasmine, osmanthus, rose, chrysanthemum, lotus, etc.
Scented tea is made by mixing tea leaves and real fruits, flowers, or herbs together, based on a unique scenting method. Scenting teas are considered premium teas enjoyed on special occasions or served at luxurious tea shops, etc.
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Benefits of blended teas
Drinking blended teas bring drinkers many health benefits and medicinal properties, similar to drinking teas. Some benefits include
- Help with weight loss by increasing the body metabolism
- Prevent diabetes by regulating the glucose levels
- Prevent heart disease by working on the lining of blood vessels
- Reduce the risk of Esophageal Cancer by killing the cancer cells
- Lower the bad cholesterol in the body
- Delay the deterioration caused by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases
- Destroy the bacteria and viruses that cause throat infections, dental caries, etc.
- Lower the risk of high blood pressure
- Fight depression and anxiety
- Improve immune system
- Assist in reducing wrinkles and preventing the signs of aging
The differences between Blended teas and Pure teas
Pure tea can be regarded as single-origin or unblended tea because they are the specific characteristic of a particular region and the tea contain only a sort of ingredient, tea leaves or flowers. The tea comes in pure leaves or pure flowers/ herbs (such as pure chamomile tea), completely unblended. The reason why pure teas are distinctive is their cultivation in unique soil, climate, and geography.
For example, Vietnamese Green tea is a typical type of pure tea because its tea leaves are from high-grown and low-grown regions of Vietnam such as Ha Giang province, Yen Bai province, Phu Tho province, etc. Green tea from Vietnam is unique in aroma, taste, and liquor hue and is available in a wide choice of grades (both high and medium grades).
Blended teas refer to the final products produced by blending two or more teas to meet consumers’ requirements regarding costs, tastes, flavors, etc.
With the blending of tea leaves, some mass-market manufacturers blend higher-grade tea leaves with lower-grade ones to reduce costs and ensure their tastes’ quality. On the other hand, producers can blend teas from different origins to create a well-balanced flavor using the characteristics of various sources.
Other teas, such as herbal teas, flavored & scented teas, etc., can blend tea leaves with real flowers/ fruits/herbs or natural food-safe flavorings and essential oils. While tea blending can add other ingredients to the tea, many companies can conceal their special “ signature blending recipes” that none of the others can conduct to hide and obscure the sub-standard quality of the tea.
With a rich experience in the tea field (more than 26 years in tea production and tea export), Future Generation Co., Ltd, as the leading tea supplier, provides clients with a lot of pure tea and blended tea products, including Black tea, Oolong tea, Flavored & Scented tea, etc.
Besides pure tea, blended teas are one of the two main tea categories. As the leading tea manufacturer and tea exporter in Vietnam, Future Generation Co., Ltd is committed to providing you with myriad excellent teas unique in aroma, taste, and liquor hue.
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