Use: 2 teaspoons of tea leaves per 12-14 oz mug
Black: water at 212 degrees. Steep four minutes
Green: water at 180 degrees, steep for two minutes
White: water at 190 degrees, steep for three minutes
Oolong: water at 190 degrees, steep 2-3 minutes
Herbals" water at 212 degrees, steep for six minutes
Most teas come from an evergreen shrub called Camellia Sinensis.
The majority of tea is grown and harvested in India, China, Sri Lanka, and Kenya.
Types of Tea
Green (non-fermented) Heat is applied to fresh tea leaves to stop the oxidation process: steaming pan-firing or roasting. Thenthe leaves are dried.
Black: (fermented) First the tea is dried, usually withered in the sun. Then the leaves are rooled and twisted to accelerate oxidation (fermentatation process).
Oolong: (partially fermented)
White: Least processed tea. Consists of only buds and young buds and young leaves (some not opened yet).
Rooibos (red) Comes from a South African plant called Aspalathus Litzearis, and also called Red Bush. It is naturally caffeine free.
Decaffeinated and herbal: Decaffeinated teas are green or black teas that have been decaffeniated through a special process.
Herbal teas such as flowers, leaves, fruits and roots are naturally 100% caffeine free. Examples are chamomile and peppermint.
Store teas in a dark, cool and dry area. Do not store in the refridgerator or freezer.
I have to try this!
Carmen, loose tea is much more flavorful.
The first time my husband Gary had loose tea, he made the mistake of loading up my tea ball, and it was Twinings Irish Breakfast!! Talk about strong, lol I never could get him to try it again.
I prefer loose tea, though I use both. I have a harder time finding loose herbal tea, my peppermint leaves from the garden not withstanding.
Have you seen those beautiful teabags that Tea Pigs make? Little works of art, let alone tasty tea.
Tea Pigs? I need to look those up
Thanks for this Mystic ♡
Mystic Wolf, thank you.