Most people will have a favourite beverage that they simply cannot resist indulging in every single day.
For many individuals, especially those with busy days ahead and who are always on the go, that would be coffee; aside from the caffeine jolt that they get from their daily cup of joe, the rich, heady aroma of coffee in itself is enough to get people energised in an instant.
For others aiming to get a healthy dose of fibre, vitamins and minerals, their drink of choice would be fruit and vegetable smoothies and juices — and it can certainly satisfy many a sweet tooth at the same time, too.
And of course, there are the tea drinkers — people who love getting their caffeine fix, a healthy dose of antioxidants, and plenty of other natural goodness in a clear, pure and wholesome form. With just a squeeze of lemon, the addition of mint or spices, or perhaps a tiny splash of milk and a bit of honey, a cup of hot tea is refreshing, cleansing, and soothing, all at once.
Finding the Right Tea for Your Cup
A wide range of teas can be found in major supermarkets, health food stores, specialty shops and cafes, so it can be quite easy to sample kinds that you are interested in and make a list of the ones that you like best. Stocking up on teas, and the special accessories that can help enhance your tea drinking experience, is fairly simple to accomplish as well.
However, if you’re looking for specialty teas, like those originating from a specific corner of the world like Yunnan province in southwest China, then it may be more convenient for you to take your search for the best tea online. Australian locals don’t have to hop from one store or cafe to another when they can simply log onto a website like CloudNineTeas.com to find authentic, high quality tea that they can truly be passionate about.
Here are Some of Cloud Nine Teas’ Top-notch Offerings:
Oolong Tea. This fragrant tea with a fruity flavour can be a truly relaxing drink, despite its caffeine content. Different teas are made using different processes, and oolong in particular is a partially fermented or oxidised type of tea (thus making it a type of tea that falls somewhere between green tea, which is not fermented, and black tea, which is fully fermented). Oolong is also one of the most beneficial kinds of teas, as it can contribute to weight management, the removal of harmful free radicals, the prevention of cancer, control of diabetes, and the promotion of healthy skin, bones and mental performance.
Yunnan Black Tea. This is a high-end gourmet type of Chinese black tea with remarkable golden tips or leaf buds. It brews into a liquid with a bright amber colour, an elegant flowery aroma, and a slightly sweet honey flavour. The sweetness is said to come from rose, lychee and longan which are fermented along with the tea leaves. Being a black tea, it is fully fermented and has approximately 45mg of caffeine per 8oz cup. It is also known as Dianhong tea or Yunnan tea.
Pu’er or Pu-erh Tea. This kind of tea may be different from what you would normally find in local stores, which is why it’s such a convenience that you can find it online. Tea, residents of Australia (and tea drinkers from the rest of the world) will most likely say, can be found in tea bags or loose leaf varieties, but Pu’er tea from Yunnan province is a type of aged dark tea that is typically pressed into shapes, like cakes. Pu’er tea is made from the leaves and stems of the Camellia sinensis assamica plant, rather than the Camellia sinensis sinensis variety used for green, oolong and black teas. Furthermore, Pu’er tea may be “post-fermented” — after fermentation, it undergoes prolonged storage or “ageing.”
Cloud Nine Teas offers these premium teas at 15-20 percent less than other premium tea sellers worldwide. By offering high-grade gourmet teas from China and Taiwan, at excellent prices, Cloud Nine Teas helps you take your exploration of the world’s teas up another notch by giving you online access to some of the most unique beverages on the planet.
Power up your laptop, head over to our online tea store, and discover our range of exotic Chinese and Taiwanese teas that will add spice and variety to your daily cup.