Tea the true story by Chris Rawstern

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Do all over the world know that tea is, right? Tea, technically, comes from the leaves of a plant, camellia sinensis. Anything other than the leaves of this plant isn't really tea, but tea is often used as a Word from the word to include all beverages of different herbs used these days.

The legend says that tea was discovered long ago in China almost by accident. Some leaves from a nearby plant blew into a cup of hot water; a pleasant drink Brown, was found to have a refreshing taste, and born tea. However it was discovered, the tea is very refreshing, if it is black, green, oolong, or white. Tea has shown in recent times to have wonderful health benefits. We have all heard of antioxidants in tea, helping to fight the free radicals that can cause damage to the body. Tea is much lower in caffeine coffee. It's refreshing to use it hot or cold.

There are various types of tea, all beginning with the same leaves. Black tea is created by bruising or crushing the green leaves to expose them to the oxidation and allowing them to ferment, then rolling and drying leaves. This produces a beautifully colored drink and has the strongest of all varieties of tea flavor. Oolong tea (pronounced OH long) is oxidized and the same as fermented black tea, but only for about half of the time and the resulting product is a lighter, more reddish drink with one flavor all its own, somewhere in between the black and green tea tea. For green tea, the leaves are immediately, heated then completely stop the fermentation process, dried and rolled. Occurs one drink color beautiful light and it says that the greatest health benefits. The process of white tea is similar to green tea, but only unopened leaf buds are used. It has the same properties of green tea health, but the flavor is the lightest and most delicate.

Good quality tea is a wonderful drink. All rolled or twisted sheets are the best quality; the lower the blade, the higher the quality of the tea. The upper grades are called flowery, flowery gold or Tippy. Second, so-called choppy, are sheets which have broken into smaller pieces. Make a large tea and are usually less expensive. Surplus smaller particles of tea, Fannings, called process are what is used in tea bags. He prepares tea, of course, but once you taste a prepared a wonderful full leaf black tea-Darjeeling tea, for example, it is difficult to return to a bag of tea for optimum flavor.

Orange Pekoe (rhyme with gecko) is a Western terminology applied to a degree of black tea; the Orange word in the name has nothing to do with the flavor, but could be a reference to the Dutch House of Orange using the Orange known as an implicit sea "of some sort. Tea may be an interpretation Westernized for a Chinese word meaning white hairs, referring to the fine white down in tea leaves.

Therefore, whatever are called herbal drinks? Herbal beverages are called herbal teas and can be prepared by various methods, usually infusion or decoction. It is incorrect to term tea is applied to anything infused or cooked, although really is infused tea. The infusion is the method of preparation of the election leaves, flowers or buds; plant material that will release their properties easily into a potable beverage. Placed in hot or water boiled and allowed to soak, the herbs release their goodness in water and then filter out. Decoction is the method used for materials harder or denser plant, such as roots or bark that take longer to release their flavors or health benefits. With cooking, the plant materials are brought to the boil, simmer gently for 15 minutes or more allowing the liquid to reduce and then filter.

No matter which you prefer, tea or herbal tea, pure enjoyment or for health benefits, look for the best quality. Discover your favorites among the different types of loose tea. Infusions of different herbal taste and discover new flavours. Above all, enjoy.

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