In the cold, high-calorie hot chocolate or sweet cocoa can be found as an alternative to latte tea. The one served in the cafe is not very healthy – it has a lot of sugar, but at home it can be made as useful as possible. Today we will tell you about the subtleties of making latte tea and share five recipes.
What is a tea latte?
In English-language sources, there are two types of tea latte – chai latte and tea latte. Chai latte is a black tea brewed with milk and spices. In modern coffee shops, chai latte is popular next to coffee drinks. In India, an identical drink called “masala chai” (masala chai) has been consumed for centuries, its recipe is based on Ayurvedic teachings. The traditional drink is dominated by the taste of spices and bitterness of black tea. the western adaptation is a sweet spicy tea of weak brew.
Tea latte combines all the recipes of milk and tea drinks based on the principle of making a classic coffee latte. Instead of coffee, a strong brewed tea is used as a base. In fact, the modern chai latte is also a tea latte. There are two universal formulas for making tea latte, which are easy to modify to suit your taste – use your favorite tea and spices, any kind of milk and sweetener (you can do without it).
If you tell any Chinese that in Russia they drink tea with sugar and add milk or lemon to it, then he will be very surprised. If this Chinese is from the south-eastern part of the country, then he will not believe you at all. Our ideas about tea are very different from the Chinese ones. And this is understandable.
The fact is that Chinese tea is exactly “Chinese tea”. This is not even a direction in the culture of tea consumption, but something completely “independent-separate”. Something that in no case can be equated or compared with the usual “black” tea, to which Russia has been so long and so firmly accustomed.
Have you ever wondered what kind of tea most people buy in supermarkets? If you ask the average customer, they’ll probably say something like, ” How’s that? Normal! ” And will be right.
Already 500 000 years ago, people have been brewing the leaves in hot water and it is unknown whether they liked just the resulting broth the taste or they already knew about the beneficial properties of the drink. And whatever the reason, the tea party has long since become a global phenomenon.
What are the ingredients in green tea?
In order to understand what is the action of tea on human health, it is first necessary to understand that the drink contains.
• Drink contains a lot of polyphenols – a chemical substance having the properties of an antioxidant, and which gives the tea a bitter taste.
• 6 main polyphenol in green tea known to us under his name – catechins. This substance in green tea is much more than, for example, in a black Chinese tea.
• The most active catechins in the beverage is epigallocatechin (EGCG).
• The drink also contains alkaloids, for example, caffeine (black Continue reading