Tea is thought to have originated in China. It was introduced in Europe by the traders and explorers. Currently, it’s the most consumed beverage in the world. Earlier China was the sole producer of Tea, but by 18th century, India became the top tea grower along with some other tropical and sub tropical regions of the world.
Most teas have therapeutic effects. Due to mild caffeine content, it rejuvenates the mind and body. It contains anti oxidants, which is believed to protect our body from diseases and boosts immunity. Thus today tea is considered the best non- alcoholic health drink.
There are hundreds of varieties of tea leaves. Namely: black, green, yellow, white, oolong, herbal tea, etc. Each is prepared in a different manner according to taste. The packaging is also done in a different manner like; tea bags, instant tea, bottled and canned compressed tea, loose tea etc. Some reputable brands and companies make the best kinds of tea in the world 2016.
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10. Adagio Tea (Adagio Teas Gourmet Tea Bags, Blueberry White, 15 Count)
It’s basically an online company based in U.S.A., marketing traditional Chinese black, green, oolong, flavoured and herbal teas. The Adagio Golden Yunnan is one of their hot selling brands. This tea boasts of a smoky flavour with warm and rich aroma.
9. Kusmi (Kusmi Tea BB DETOX, 4.4 Ounce)
It’s a French based company, excelling at Russian style Tea. The teas are a blend of Indian, Chinese and Ceylon. They are surprisingly mild and are available in different flavours. Kusmi also offers wellness teas. Anastasia, Petrushka, Troika etc are some hit flavours.
8. Yorkshire Tea (Taylors of Harrogate, Yorkshire Tea, 80-Count Tea Bags (Pack of 5))
It’s a family owned tea company based in United Kingdom. They use a blend of black tea from Assam, Sri Lanka and Kenya. York shire Decaf and Gold are hit brands. It has balanced flavours but rich aroma. The outcome is consistent in blend, strong but not bitter.
7. Celestial Seasonings (Celestial Seasonings Chamomile Herbal Tea, 40 Count)
It’s a tea company based in United States. Renowned for their branded herbal tea, they are also known to market green, white and black teas. Product, Sleepytime Tea is hot selling. All products are certified natural and organic, available in the widest variety of innovative flavours including: champagne and raspberry.
6. Tetley (Tetley British Blend Premium Black, 80-Count Tea Bags)
Tetley a British beverage manufacturer, presently owned by Tata Global Beverages of India, is the second largest tea seller after Unilever. Their expertise is green and black tea from tea gardens of Assam. They claim to have the finest quality of green tea with five times more anti oxidants than any other brand.
5. Yogi Tea (Yogi Teas Bedtime, 16 Count (Pack of 6))
It’s a part of East West tea Company, LLC, having offices across U.S.A. and Europe. They produce and market a wide variety of teas including green, black, herbal and red tea. Yogi Berry de-tox and Relaxed mind are delectable wellness teas.
4. Bigelow (Bigelow Green Tea, 20-Count Boxes (Pack of 6))
It’s an American family owned tea company. The tea is locally produced on their farm in Americas only tea plantation at Charleston. They market almost 50 varieties of tea, including; black, green, iced tea and herbal tea. The tea is available in different packaging.
3. Dilmah (Dilmah Premium 100% Pure Ceylon Tea, 100-Count Tea Bags)
It’s an Australian based company making branded Ceylon Tea, right from Sri Lankan tea gardens. It has stores across 92 countries. The leaves have a finely balanced richness, flavour, strength and aroma. It’s ideal for everyday consumption and is available in different flavours like: Cinnamon, Jasmine and Earl Gray.
2. Lipton (Lipton Black Tea Bags, America’s Favorite Tea 312 ct)
Lipton is a brand of tea owned by Unilever.Lipton Teas is blends of teas selected from different tea plantations around the world. Lipton Yellow Label (black tea), is blended from as many as 20 different kinds of teas. The company also markets a large range of other varieties including: green teas, black flavoured teas, herbal teas, wellness teas, etc.
1. Twinnings (Twinings Tea, Earl Grey, 100 Count )
It’s the world oldest and trusted brand owned by Associated British food. It holds the record for using the same company logo even after a century. It sells variety of regional and flavoured tea. It sells the traditional blend of Kenyan and Assam tea, resulting in bright and amber coloured tea, giving out the best flavour. Twinning’s Earl Grey is the hottest.