Yes, it seems a shame that workers can no longer come into our country to work at the jobs Americans won't do. If it were me, I'd rather work with organic tea plants than hamburger at McDonalds for the same wages, but I know it's not that simple. It's not just agriculture that is hurting for workers; take for example the tourism industry. We live an hour away from a big tourist destination (Myrtle Beach) where young people used to come from other countries to work in the various businesses for the summer. Last summer when they were no longer allowed to come, businesses in resort towns everywhere could not open because they could not get workers.
Okay, back to tea! Different types of tea are all from the same plants and the difference is in the way they are processed. So white, green, oolong, and black all come from these plants and were available for tasting at the tea plantation. They also flavor some teas (raspberry, peach, and cinnamon spice were available the day we were there).
They had both iced and hot, caffeinated and decaffeinated, sweetened and unsweetened. My favorites are green and black and I'm not fond at all of the fruity-flavored or the decaf ones. We were encouraged to drink all we wanted. I had trouble falling asleep that night ... too much caffeine!
In closing, I'll leave you a little something to think on while you drink your next cup: