Tips

 

1. Tea storing

 

2. How to prepare a cup of tea

  • Boil fresh water over high heat.
  • Pour a little boiling water into the teapot, to get the right temperature and then the tea leaves at a rate of one teaspoon of tea per cup.
  • Pour the remaining water in the teapot, then cover for the required minutes regarding the type of tea.
  • Caution: For the  green and white tea, the water temperature should not exceed 85oC, so after boiling, water should remain  3-5 minutes to cool down before  pouring  it in the teapot.
  • Serve the tea in cups.

 

3. How to prepare a good glass of cold tea

1. Choose good fresh tea:
The freshness of tea plays a key role, as the oils that give it its flavor fade over time. Prefer loose tea rather than a bag, because that gives the tea leaves more space to "bloom". If for some reason you need to use tea in sachets, prefer larger type pyramid sachet.

2. Select tasty water:
Preferably  water which  is neither very rich in minerals, nor water  from which  minerals have been removed completely.  Consider the ideal water from sources.

3. Select the proper temperature:
For black, «herbal» and dark green tea, the right temperature is 100 ° C, whereas for  the green and white tea, right temperature is  85oC.

4. Use the right amount of tea:
For tea with large leaves or flowers, such as green tea and chamomile, 1/2 to 2 teaspoons required for each glass of water while teas with smaller or compacted leaves as black tea 1 tsp. is required.

5. Select the appropriate immersion time:

Great attention is necessary  with white and green teas, because due to the high content in tannins are more likely to taste bitter.

 

Small health secret:

Regardless of the type of tea,  the maximum content in flavonoids is a tea which has been  freshly prepared. If you want to keep a cold tea jug in the refrigerator, but keep the flavonoids of tea, add a little lemon juice, orange or lime. A pinch of orange juice, lemon or lime contains  citric acid and vitamin C, which protects the flavonoids. Tea  is rich in antioxidants also  called flavonoids, which help  prevent Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, and keep our teeth, gums and bones healthy.