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Jasmine Tea and its Various Benefits

Mon, Mar 20, 2017

To make Jasmine tea, green or black teas are used as a base which is scented and flavored with jasmine blossoms. Sometimes, white tea might also be used a base for this. This is an ancient method of flavoring tea and has been used since the fifth century. Some of the world’s most renowned Jasmine teas come from the Chinese province of Fujian. Benefits of Jasmine Tea As you can guess, jasmine tea is soothing and has an exotic taste and smell.

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Tea Ceremonies around the World

Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Tea is a popular beverage which bears wide historical and cultural significance, especially in the Asian culture. A tea ceremony refers to a ritualized and ceremonial preparation of tea which is then presented in a unique way. Although the Japanese tea ceremony is better known around the world, it was originally influenced by the tea traditions practiced in China. The various tea ceremonies around the world are not just about the appearances but the process of brewing is much more refined and controlled, resulting in the best tasting and aromatic tea.

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World’s Top Selling Brands of Tea

Wed, Mar 1, 2017

The journey of tea all the way from ancient China to your kitchen cabinet is one of the most invigorating tales of the dispersal of beverages around the world. The first instance of brewing tea leaves is believed to have happened in 2737 B.C. Today, centuries later, it is one of the most consumed beverages in the world, second in popularity only to water. Needless to say, not all the tea in the world comes from China anymore.

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Cooking Recipes Infused with Tea

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Just like wine, tea is not just a beverage but can be also infused in recipes and cooked with. In the last few decades, several international chefs have been seen experimenting with the flavor of tea and combining it with a variety of classic recipes. If you want to put a spin on your favorite desserts and savory recipes, here are some ways to infuse tea in your cooking:

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Benefits and Side Effects of Green Tea

Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Like all tea varieties, green tea is derived from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. In order to produce green tea, the leaves of this plant are picked and quickly heated by the process of steaming or pan firing. Once the leaves reach the desired color, texture, and temperature, they are instantly dried to stop the process of oxidization from taking place in the leaves. Every step is controlled carefully and nothing is left up to chance in the production of green tea.

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Does Tea Contain Caffeine and What is it

Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Every day, all over the world, billions of people start their day with brews rich in a substance called caffeine. Although caffeine-rich beverages like tea and coffee are consumed widely, there is widespread confusion about what caffeine is and how exactly it affects our body. Given below is a detailed discussion of some of the important questions that you must have had about this substance. What is Caffeine? Caffeine is a substance that falls under the category of CNS stimulants.

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What is Pu Erh Tea and Some of Its Health Benefits?

Mon, Feb 13, 2017

One of the most oxidized tea varieties, pu erh is aged and often costlier than most other tea types. Just like fine wine, this tea actually gets better with age and doesn’t become stale like other teas. Most of the pu erh consumed all over the world comes from the Yunnan Province of China. The processing method of this tea is unique and its techniques are still not divulged in details to the rest of the world.

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Coffee and Tea: The Two Most Popular Health Beverages

Sun, Feb 12, 2017

Tea and coffee and two of the most popular beverages in the world and only come second to water in terms of consumption. Hoards of people all over the world start (sometimes also end) their days with a steaming cup of tea of coffee. Both of these are caffeinated beverages and help the mind stay alert. Both tea and coffee are consumed by people several times during the day. In fact, in some countries, these are consumed several times in one day.

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Oolong Tea: Its Origin, Types and Preparation

Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Oolong tea is a semi-fermented tea variety that lies somewhere between the highly fermented black tea and the un-fermented green tea. The process of making oolong differs so widely from one tea cultivator to another that the fermentation level varies from 8% to 70% or even higher in some types. Some oolong varieties are fruity in taste while others can be woody with roasted aromas. Due to its intriguing differences in flavor and aroma, oolong is one of the most popular tea varieties all over the world.

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Interesting Facts about Chinese Tea Gardens

Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Since the discovery of tea in China several years ago, it has become deeply indented into the culture and society of the country. Tea drinking is not seen as a casual everyday act like in several other countries. In fact, the Chinese have developed several ceremonies and social practices revolving around the brewing and consumption of tea. Additionally, it is not just the consumption of tea that is given attention to, but also the method of brewing, the utensils used, the technique followed and also the place where the brewing and drinking of tea takes place.

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Everything You Should Know about Matcha Tea

Thu, Feb 9, 2017

The name matcha literally means powdered tea. Although matcha is popularly known as ground green tea, the tea plants for matcha are grown in a slightly different way. The green tea plants to be used for matcha are grown in the shade for a couple of weeks before the leaves are harvested. When the plant is grown in the shade, its caffeine and theanine content increases, making matcha a stronger version of typical green tea.

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Health Benefits Of Green Tea

Wed, Feb 8, 2017

Although green tea has been around for several thousand years, its healing and medicinal properties have only been made popular recently. Following this, green tea is now consumed all over the world and has steeped deep into health-conscious circles. The origin of green tea goes back to more than 4000 years ago in ancient China. After its discovery in 2737 B.C. tea was initially used as a medicinal brew with potent healing properties.

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Different Varieties and Types of Tea

Tue, Feb 7, 2017

The most widely consumed beverage after water, tea is prepared by steeping cured leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant in hot or boiling water. However, the same preparation and type of tea is not consumed all throughout the world. Ranging from hot to cold, black to white, tea is of many different types. In fact, it can be said that almost every region of the world has its own native version of this popular beverage.

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