Today, tea is grown in many countries. But most of all tea is produced in Sri Lanka, China and India, Kenya, Indonesia and Vietnam. Tea was first brought to Russia in the 17th century from China, it was there that they first began to use tea as a medicine, and then as a drink.
For the preparation of a tea drink, a leaf of a tea bush is pre-processed and prepared in a special way. Appearance, aroma, taste of infusion and other characteristics are divided into two categories according to the degree of oxidation — “black” and «green» tea.
What kind of tea do you prefer?
Every day we drink this drink and today, its choice is huge:
tea sets — assorted, white, red, herbal, fruit, berry, ginseng, oolong, rooibos, floral, pu-erh, yellow, ginger and even blue.
Modern research by scientists has revealed that tea contains many trace elements that are not found anywhere else. This drink protects our blood vessels from bad cholesterol, and the tannins of tea leaves help strengthen them. The main thing is to brew tea correctly, then you can enjoy a delicious and fragrant drink.
Water matters! How to make the best water
The first and most important rule is to use soft water without foreign smells and tastes. You can use bottled drinking water. A water filter will help purify tap water from metal impurities and chlorination products.
Ideal kettle for boiling, what is it?
An electric kettle is convenient to use for a quick boil, and the automatic switch-off is an integral part of safety, especially for the forgetful. The only drawback is that he needs to allocate his own place near the outlet, and, as for any pleasure, you have to pay for electricity.
Stainless steel teapots are more popular than metal ones. It is a durable material that interacts minimally with water. It is easy to take care of dishes from it.
Enameled teapots are a good option in terms of safety, but such dishes have a number of disadvantages. The enamel layer that protects the metal from oxidation is capricious to cleaning products and is easily broken by shock or overheating. Compared to stainless, enameled teapots surprise with a variety of colors. Choosing a kettle for the color scheme of the interior is not difficult.
In addition to metal teapots, ceramic teapots and teapots are gaining popularity today. heat-resistant glass teapots. They have excellent environmental performance, but there is a risk of breaking it.
We recognize the stage of boiling water for brewing tea by the sound!
The temperature of the water for brewing should be 95-100 degrees. You can recognize ideal water by the first single sounds of bubbles rising to the surface. Steep boiling water is considered unsuitable for brewing, it kills the aroma and taste of the tea drink.
About the «ritual» of brewing tea…
Brew tea with the water of the first boil, as repeated, worsens the taste of tea infusion. Do not rush to fill the tea leaves, first pour boiling water over the teapot once or twice. Tea will pick up its strength and aroma in five minutes after the start of brewing. If, when you open the teapot, you see foam on the surface, it means that you did everything right. Do not remove it, as it contains essential oils that give the tea a special flavor.
Let’s take a drink with us!
Thermo mug Ideal for those who lead an active lifestyle. Vacuum-insulated and double-walled to keep drinks hot for up to 8 hours and cold for up to 24 hours. It is convenient to take with you for a walk, to the office, gym or car. Thermos, perfect for making infusions. An indispensable thing on a hike or a long trip.
Friendly conversation or heartfelt conversations…
Another indispensable secret of the tea ceremony is conversation. But what it will be like… Laid-back, on philosophical topics, friendly or sincere, it’s up to you!
I had to drink a lot of tea, because without it I could not work. Tea releases those possibilities that lie dormant in the depths of my soul.
Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy