Flavored teas are blends of black, green or white tea leaves, or the herb, rooibos, with pieces of fruit, herbs, and natural flavorings. The tea flavor remains a strong base note but is smoothed or enhanced by the flavorsome additions.
A well known flavored tea that has long been drunk is Earl Grey, which is imbued with the citrus flavor of bergamot. Green tea also has a history of being flavored with jasmine flowers and Jasmine tea is a popular favorite in chinese restaurants.
The South African herb, rooibos, while not exactly a tea, is a well known caffeine free tea substitute that imparts a hearty red color to its liquid and often forms the base for chai teas.
Chai teas are spicy teas usually blended from black tea or rooibos with peppery and spicy herbs to create a beverage that perks you up on the darkest day. Chais are a traditional drink in India where they are cooked with milk and served for breakfast. For those who want a spicy tea with more antioxidants, you can get green tea chais today.