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Tea Facts | Tea Trivia | Brewing Tea
Start with one rounded tsp per cup, (filter or teapot), so that leaves can unfold fully. Pour freshly boiled water over it & let steep for 3-5 minutes, 203°-212°farenheit.
Take strainer out or pour tea through strainer into a pre-warmed second pot.
Green tea and White tea should not be brewed with boiling hot water but with water having the tempature of 176°-194° farenheit, in order to preserve the special substances, the higher the quality the lower the temperature.
Fruit tea 203°-212° farenheit 10 to 12 minutes.
Rooibos 203° to 212° farenheit 8 to 10 minutes.
Multiple brewings can take the sharp character off some green teas.
Do Not overbrew or tea will become Very bitter.
How much caffeine is there in a cup of tea?
Caffeine content can vary according to the blend, method of brewing, and brewing time.
A 6oz serving contains on the average 34mg of caffeine.
This compares to 99mg of caffeine in a 6oz serving of brewed coffee and 37mg of caffeine in a 12oz can of cola.
What are herbals and tisanes?
Black, green and oolong teas all come from the camellia sinensis plant. Herbal beverages or infusions can be derived from a single ingredient or blend of flowers, herbs,spices, fruits berries and other plants.
Herbal blends are referred as "tisanes" the french word for infusion.
Are there health benefits associated with tisanes?
Herbal infusions have been enjoyed for years as a caffeine freee beverage for years.Since theres blends dont contain camellia sinensis(tea) they do not share the same properties. Infusions taste different and nutrition content varies.Blends also may have varying biologic and medicinal properties.
Did You Know that it takes 4.5 kilos of green leaf to make 1 kilo of green or black tea?
Tea has 180 cups per pound vs 60 cups per pound of coffee!
In the Orient, tea drinking has been
linked to good health for nearly 5000 years.
Tea contains compounds that may prevent certain cancers, reduce blood pressure, lower blood cholesterol levels, regulate intestinal function and may help ward off heart disease.
Drinking tea may reduce tooth decay & gum disease. Research conducted by Hirota Fuyiki at the National Cancer Center, Tokyo, suggests drinking larger amounts of tea daily, as consumed by the average Japanese, may be protective. Many studies reveal that tea polyphenols may be responsible. Polyphenols are natural plant chemicals found in black, green and oolong teas.