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
Not tea tea. In this strange at first glance phrase is an unusual collection of exclusive drinks, which gives a chance to fans of diversity to find new passions. Infusions of herbs, leaves, bark or flower petals has been venerated tea and gourmet for the delicious taste and numerous medicinal properties.
The most famous among not tea maté teas . South American analogue of the traditional drink. Made from the leaves or young shoots of the common in those parts of the tree of Holly Paraguayan, he has a peculiar bitter
taste, delicate aroma and the ability to positively affect the psychological state. Fans of the rituals should buy and farm tools for the Mat: decorative patterns of the Calabash, a vessel for freshly brewed infusion and a silver bombilla, a special tube through which it is customary to drink this magic potion. But to assess the true taste «Paraguay tea”, it is important to come to making it. For this dry leaf was first Continue reading