As an organic restaurant, Vees Cafe strives to provide a variety of healthful, environmentally conscious teas for our customers. There are thousands of different types of tea in the world, all of which have different tastes, appearances, and aromas. “True” tea all comes from one plant, the “Camellia sinensis.” Any tea from a different plant is considered an herbal tea. True teas are broken into four categories: white, green, oolong, and black. The difference between each category is dependent on how much the tea is oxidized.

White tea

White tea is made from the youngest tea leaves and is the least processed of the tea categories, which makes it the healthiest. Rich in antioxidants, white tea may improve your mood, reduce your anxiety, and increase your concentration. White tea is the least caffeinated of teas, and has a subtle, mellow flavor.

Green tea

Green tea is the next-least-processed tea after white tea, and is widely known for its health benefits. Green tea varies in flavor and aroma, depending on where it originated. It can be difficult to brew green tea because it is easy to over-steep it to the point of bitterness.

Oolong tea

Oolong teas are semi-oxidized and act as a hybrid between green and black teas. These teas vary the most widely in flavor because different regions have different preferred methods of making it. The more oxidized the tea is, the closer it is to a black tea. Oolong tea also has many health benefits, including lowering cholesterol and boosting metabolism.

Black tea

Black tea is the most widely known tea across the world. Black tea is the most oxidized of these categories, making it rich, with dark colors. Black teas vary according to their origin, degree of oxidation, leaf size, and season of harvest. Health benefits of black tea include cardiovascular benefits and lowered cholesterol.

Whatever type of tea you desire, come into Vees Cafe to enjoy it in our organic restaurant. We offer a variety of loose leaf for you to enjoy. Stop by one of our three locations in Los Angeles today!