What are the different types of tea and tea processing methods?

Updated: Nov 2

An overview of key tea types and steps the tea undergoes before it makes into our daily cuppa.


Female pickers working on a tea plantation plucking loose leaf tea leaves from the camellia sinensis bushes.
Tea plucking on a tea plantation in the foreground and camellia sinensis bushes in the background.

How does tea get transformed from leaves growing in the bushes to this beautiful versatile drink known all over the world? Let’s talk about key manufacturing processes that tea undergoes to turn it into your favourite daily cuppa.