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A Beginner's Guide To Types Of Tea

The main types of tea are: green, black, oolong and pu-erh. Whether you want a moment to feel recharged or simply need an extra spring in your step, our tea guide has you covered. 

Black Tea

The world’s most common tea. Try our Lipton® black teas with milk or lemon.

Types of Lipton® Black Tea
  • Daring English Breakfast: An expertly blended black tea with a punchy, robust flavor.
  • Enticing ChaiA sweet, rich tea blended with different spices.
  • Amazingly Grey: A smooth and citrusy black tea – it’s our take on classic Earl Grey.
  • Stirring Ceylon: A fine Sri Lankan tea with an amber color and enticing aroma.
  • Irresistible Lady Lipton®: A refreshing, zesty black tea with a floral aroma and deep amber color.

Green Tea

Green tea is a light, fragrant tea that hasn’t experienced the same oxidation process of darker teas.

Types of Green Tea
  • Pure Green Tea: Our classic smooth and crisp green tea.
  • Green Tea with Mint: Green tea with a vibrant twist of peppermint and spearmint.
  • Green tea with Pure Matcha: Fresh tasting green tea blended with earthy Japanese matcha.

Oolong Tea

Oolong tea is partly oxidized, varying between 8% and 80%. If it’s lightly oxidized it will taste more like a green tea.

Types of Oolong Tea
  • Tie Guan Yin: One of the most popular teas in China. It has a sweet and floral flavor.
  • Wuyi Tea: This dark tea is roasted, sometimes for 30 hours, giving it a smoky flavor.

Pu-erh Tea

Originating from the Yunnan province in China, pu-erh is a type of fermented tea. Pu-erh teas were traditionally used as medicine in Asia.

Types of Pu-erh Tea
  • Pu-erh Green: A “raw” or “uncooked” tea, processed lightly before fermentation.
  • Pu-erh Black: A smoky, smooth tea.

So, there are the five main types of tea. You may be wondering, what about herbals? Well, there’s something surprising about herbals…


Herbals aren’t technically ‘teas’ as they’re not made from Camellia sinensis leaves. With a wide variety of herbal infusions to try, why not start with…

Lipton® Herbal Flavors
  • Peach Mango: Add an extra kick to tea time with juicy peach and tangy mango.
  • Berry Hibiscus: Be invigorated by sweet berry and aromatic hibiscus.

There are hundreds of different teas out there to sample. Whatever your preference, half the fun is trying them.

Get Creative with Tea

Get Creative with Tea