The whole world can be contingently divided into two large groups – coffee drinkers and tea drinkers. Coffeemaniacs can be usually described as passionate, hot-tempered and decisive people. They live in the emergency mode and constantly invigorate themselves with coffee. On the contrary, tea drinkers are reasonable, thoughtful and observant. Tea is considered to be healing beverage and there are sound reasons for this opinion.
All sorts of teas are derived from a single plant species which is called Camellia sinensis. The difference is in the degree of ripeness of this plant during the process of treatment. In the collected leaves begins the reaction of enzymatic oxidation which is then stopped by heating or vapor treatment. The earlier it is stopped, the lighter will be tea. Puer is made in a slightly different way – after the procedure of treatment the elaves undergo artificial aging.