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Morning Cup Of Tea

Explore the Tea traditions followed across the Globe! Most of the people of the like tea in this world and out of these people sometimes their day start with tea or without tea. tea is not a beverage or drink, it gives relaxation and motivation to the mind. so you are interested to know more about tea, from where Tea…

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Tea Is A Liquid Wisdom

Tea is a liquid wisdom India or England, a cup of tea is mandatory to fill the day with energy and kick start it with passion, positivity, and enthusiasm. In fact, the mood depends upon the taste of the tea. For many people, it isn’t just a cup of hot milk, water and sugar mixture with some added flavour of…

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Happiness Is A Cup Of Tea And Magazine

Happiness is a cup of tea and magazine : Living in India you have to have a relation with tea. The stories of tea are ages old. Every generation and every person have some story or other linked to it. We all have grown up seeing our parents and grandparents enjoying the evening weather and chit chatting. A cup of…

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A Cup Of Tea Is A Cup Of Peace

A Cup Of Tea Is A Cup Of Peace Peace of mind is a state of emotional and mental calmness without fear, worries or stress. The mind is stable and quite in this state, with this you experience a sense of freedom and happiness. To attain this peace of mind, there are many ways around the world. One such a…

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Life is better when you have a cup of Tea

  Are you a person who has just begun with their tea journey? For many individuals, happiness is defined as a fine cup of hot tea. It is one of the most widely appreciated drinks in India. However, the demand for tea has only gone upwards in the past decade. This is not just in India, but across the world….

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Chai Culture in India

In India, Chai is a Hindi term that relates to what world relate as “Tea”. Undoubtedly, it is one of the most popular hot drinks among the Indians. Every next adult in this country used to start his or her day with sips of “chai”. Reading newspaper in morning is incomplete, without a sip of “chai”. Many believe that…

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A Changing Taste of Tea

Rightly said – “Tea time is a chance to slow down, pull back, and appreciate our surroundings”. Having tea with friends, family, acquaintances is part of most of the cultures all over the world, and that is nothing new. The history of tea started some around 2700 BC according to some research. There is no evidence though. It is a…

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Taste India’s tea History

Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world. Like the beverage itself, the history of tea is also very interesting and rich. There are a lot of different theories about the history of this popular beverage. It dates back thousands of years. Since then, tea has been cultivated and used by people for regular drinking. There are…

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Interesting Facts On Tea Consumption

It is without a doubt that tea is one of the healthiest and most loved beverages in the world. For the tea lover and health conscious people equally, tea provides a lot of benefits. The art of making tea and drinking is very old. It has many antioxidants which keep the body healthy and mind fresh. There are many varieties…

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Preparing tea is an exercise in simplicity that, to paraphrase the words of the Japanese tea master Sen no Rikyu, consists of nothing but boiling water, making the tea, and serving. While these words indeed capture the spirit of tea, preparing any of the hundreds of teas available requires attention and knowledge. Making a delicious cup of tea is a play of tea leaves, the amount of water used, water temperature, the time of infusion, and the vessel the tea is brewed in. Following the correct directions for a tea can make even an

Following the correct directions for a tea can make even an ordinary tea satisfying, while brewing a rare, expensive tea incorrectly can lead to a bitter, undrinkable infusion.  

Water

Always use freshly drawn, cold water to prepare tea. Purified and spring water are best because they are relatively free from pollutants and other substances that can dramatically alter tea's taste. On the other hand, it is preferable for the water to have some natural minerals content, as they may enhance the tea's flavor. For this reason, distilled water should be avoided since the lack of minerals will leave the tea tasting flat. Similarly, one should never use pre-heated water-as from the faucet, for instance. This kind of water has mostly likely been overheated, thereby losing oxygen content while picking up possibly harmful substances from the water pipes.

Traditionally, in Asia, water is always brought to gentle boil before one prepares tea. Boiling water eliminates many harmful germs and bacteria. Though water quality has improved vastly, boiling in the water in this fashion can help to bring out tea's flavor. The water should be heated until a steady stream of air bubbles gently rise to the surface. At this point, the water is sufficiently heated and also has a preferable oxygen content. In contrast, using water that has been held at a fierce, rolling boil can leave tea tasting dull and flat.

Temperature

Temperature is critical in making good tea. The popular conception that boiling water can be used on any kind of tea is actually incorrect. In fact, each variety of tea, from green to black, needs to prepared at a different range of temperature. Because of its more delicate processing, green tea often needs a cooler temperature to bring out the right flavor. Conversely, black tea, which has been fully oxidized, needs much hotter water to bring out its characteristic baked sweetness.

Duration of Infusion

Similar to water temperature, different kinds of tea need to brewed for different lengths of time. Generally, delicate teas such as green tea need to be brewed for shorter times, while heartier black teas and earthy, fermented pu-erh teas benefit from longer infusions. Of course, the duration of the infusion varies with culture and personal preference.

Material of Teapot

While seemingly unimportant at first, the material of the teapot being used also affects the quality of the infusion. When considering a teapot, it is important to consider the variety of tea and the temperature at which it is prepared. Materials like iron or Chinese yixing ware are excellent at retaining heat over long periods of time, while glass or porcelain are more likely to release that heat. Therefore, iron and similarly heavy materials are better for teas that need to be prepared at high temperatures, such as black tea or yixing. A teapot made from iron would keep the water hot enough to extract the teas full flavor. Green and white teas, on the other hand, needs a vessel that stays cooler, such as porcelain. Mentioned below is an elaborate explanation of the best way to brew each kind of tea.