A Cup of Tea

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If you haven't tried tea drinking then this is the right time to seek one. A cup of tea can give you a lot of benefits that you can't imagine. If you want to maximize the delightful tea drinking then you need to learn the art of brewing it. Indeed in some country like Japan, tea ceremony is very sanctuary and must be prepared only by the experts. The preparation even takes an hour, according to them it must be held at peaceful and silent place to fully contemplate while drinking tea. Whites, Greens, Oolongs, and Blacks are the different types of tea. It has been prepared and manufactured on different process and fermentation. The tea leaves came from the same tea plant known as the Camellia sinensis. Tea leaves were processed by different methods: steamed, fermented (oxidized), dried, or bruised. These following methods make the tea differentiate from each other.

Herbal tea is very popular especially on Asia. This beverage is believed to have medical benefits mainly if drunk on regular basis. Nevertheless the phrase "herbal tea" was just a word that connotes with the medicinal purpose of tea. Since herbal product needed to be herbal based and tea came from the tea plant Camellia.

There are two types of tea that you can see in the market today. The loose-leaf tea and tea bags, loose-leaf teas are typically made up of whole leaves or broken leaves, at the same time as tea bags are typically filled with fannings or dust. Most people prefer the tea bags since it is more convenient to prepare than the whole leaves. You just need to boil water in your cast iron tea kettle and pour it to your cast iron tea pots then serve it with cookies or cakes. But if you are self-confessed tea connoisseurs then you definitely prepare more the brewing of whole-leaf tea since this is the best tasting than tea bags. A whole leaf does have additional exterior area for water to take out the natural flavor characteristics of the tea.

Another reason for a delightful cup of tea is in fact the water. You need to have fresh and clean water then let it boil. The tea cups must be clean so there will be no different taste than the tea flavor. Below are the packaging instructions and guidelines for brewing and steeping your tea.

White tea needed to have 185 temperature 0 °F with 4-15 minutes for steeping. For green tea, 160 temperature 0 °F with 1-2 minutes steeping time. Oolong tea 203 temperature 0 °F for 1-9 minutes of steeping and for Black tea, 203 temperatures 0 °F with 3-5 minutes of steeping.

Tea drinking is the perfect alternative for your coffee. Tea has less caffeine so you can actually drink it before you sleep, in fact chamomile teas gives you the relaxing mood that allows you to sleep safe and sound. If you have problems on sleeping then this tea is definitely helps you a lot.

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This article was published on 2010/09/07