With countless different flavors of tea in the world to try, how do you know where to start?
Even though it can be overwhelming, there’s one indisputable truth: there’s a tea for every taste! To help you find your favorite tea flavor, we rounded up the top tea flavors in an easy to sip list. From the best fruit flavored tea to the most popular herbal tea flavors and every blend in between, consider this your go-to bucket list for tea.
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BEST FLAVORED TEA
Discover the best flavored teas as rated by Sips by's 600,000 tea-loving Members. Across all tea types from black to green to herbal and more, these are the best flavored teas from different tea brands around the world. Find your favorite flavored tea,from fruity to spicy to vegetal, both caffeinated and caffeine-free. Sips by has flavored tea options you'll love.
BEST TYPES OF TEA FLAVORS
Here’s a list of 8 of the most popular tea flavors you should sip at least once in your lifetime!
Infused with bergamot oil essence and refreshing citrus, Earl Grey is an aromatic black tea with a rich history, incredible health benefits, and irresistible taste. Originating in the 1800s, Earl Grey tea has stood the test of time to become one of the most beloved tea blends enjoyed around the world. It strikes a perfect balance between comforting black tea and delicate floral flavors. The best Earl Grey teas are traditionally a blend of Assam, Darjeeling, and Keemun black teas with a hint of bergamot oil essence. Bergamot is an Italian citrus that falls somewhere between a lemon and orange with a hint of grapefruit in taste. We recommend Davidson’s Organic Teas classic Earl Grey or ROAR’s Earl Grey with a pop of blue cornflower petals.
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One of the best herbal tea flavors, chamomile is the perfect night time tea. Smooth, mellow, and delicate, crowd-pleasing chamomile herbal tea blends are often combined with aromatic lavender or soft vanilla to aid sleep and usher in ultimate tranquility. Chamomile tea is made from dried chamomile flowers, and comes in two varieties: German chamomile and Roman chamomile. Plus, the host of health benefits, such as naturally increasing serotonin and melatonin levels in your body, makes sipping on a soothing cup of chamomile delicious and good for you!
Want to try chamomile tea? Here are a few of our favorites:
Moroccan Mint tea is one of the most popular flavored types of tea known around the world, but it is also deeply tied to Moroccan culture. Moroccan mint tea is traditionally offered to guests as a welcome to someone’s home - similar to how chai is the famously offered tea in India or how sweet tea is often tied to Southern hospitality. Moroccan Mint tea is typically made from Chinese Gunpowder green tea and spearmint leaves, and sweetened with a lot of sugar when traditionally prepared. However, the spearmint makes this type of tea taste naturally sweet, herbaceous, and invigorating rather than sharp and minty like peppermint.
Want to try Moroccan Mint tea? Here are a few of our favorites:
Simultaneously sweet and spicy, bold yet creamy, a cup of chai is synonymous with comfort and delight. Chai is a crowd-pleasing cuppa with a rich taste and even richer history. Likely over 5,000 years old, chai originated in India and was crafted for Ayurvedic healing. It is traditionally prepared by simmering a combination of water with loose tea leaves, milk, whole spices, and sweetener. A hearty and bold Assam black tea is typically used in traditional chai blends, though any type of tea or herbal base can be blended with masala spices to make a delicious chai.
Want to chai it out? Here are a few of our favorites:
There are three main types of breakfast tea: English Breakfast, Scottish Breakfast, and Irish Breakfast. These varying morning brews have at least one thing in common - they are strong, caffeinated blends of unflavored black teas. English Breakfast was originally a blend of Chinese black teas, Irish Breakfast contained mostly Assam black tea for a malty and reddish color brew, and Scottish Breakfast is known as the strongest and heartiest of them all. Robust and energizing, all Breakfast Tea blends are a great alternative to coffee and hold up well to added milk and sugar.
Want to discover your perfect breakfast tea? Try out a few of our favorites here:
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JASMINE GREEN TEA
First produced in China, green tea scented with handpicked jasmine blossoms creates a delicately floral blend. Aromatic without being overpowering, this specially crafted tea blend remains calming and fresh like a breezy spring day. Jasmine Green tea is excellent as an iced tea, cold brewed, or tastes delightful hot all year-round.
Want to try Jasmine green tea? Here are a few of our favorites:
Peach is one of the most popular tea flavors in America, classically paired with black tea and a wisp of ginger. However, ginger peach is a universal flavor that pairs well all types of tea and herbal blends. Ginger peach tea is tasty and healthy - it’s full of antioxidants from the tea, contains the nutrients found in fruits like peaches, and combines the healthy properties associated with ginger which aids digestion and is an anti-inflammatory. Not to mention, the naturally sweet and juicy flavor of this tea (with a tingly kick!) is perfect for brewing large iced tea pitchers for a summer picnic or barbecue.
Want to try ginger peach flavored tea? Here are a few of our favorites:
With pretty pink to deep red hues, hibiscus tea is one of the most striking herbal tea flavors. Made from dried hibiscus flowers, the tart and fruity taste of this tea is reminiscent of cranberries. Hibiscus tea is naturally lightly sweet, but is complemented by a drizzle of honey and squeeze of lemon or lime juice. Delicious iced or hot, this bright tea is also full of antioxidants and vitamin C, making it healthy and good for your skin, too!
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