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Continued: Types of tea

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Rooibos: South African herbal tea, also known as red bush tea.

Tisane: An infusion made from hot water and any plant material not from the camellia sinensis plant; technical term for herbal teas.

Kombucha: A fermented, naturally sparkling tea drink.

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  • Green Arrow: A high quality green tea with consistent form and a beautiful verdant color.

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