Did You Know?
- Drinking at least one cup of tea a day could cut the risk of heart attack by 44 percent, according to new research.
- Flavonoids, found in tea, also are one of the most powerful antioxidants, or substances that offset the damaging effects of oxygen in the body.
- Easily 80% of caffeine can be removed from regular tea by pouring hot water over the leaves.
- Water quality effects how a tea will taste. Spring water is recommended because of the Mineral content and lack of additives like chlorine and fluoride, which harm tea taste.
- Studies have shown that the consumption of tea may prevent disease and prolong life.
- Recent studies also show that a synergistic blend of Green Tea Extract (GTE) reduces breast tumor volume 10 fold and overall tumor inhibition by 80-90%. Other studies are showing that Green Tea (tee) Extract can prevent, and possibly treat, numerous diseases including, arthritis, stroke and cardiovascular disease.
- Tea tasting, much like wine tasting, uses similar steps; visual, smell, taste and touch. You can tell a lot about a tea by examining the dry leaves. Gently press some dry leaves in the hand. Most new teas are a little springier and less likely to crumble than an older teas. Look for fibers, dust or stalks and note the leaf size.
- After steeping, take in the aroma of the tea and examine the infused leaves for color and evenness. Color does not necessarily indicate the strength or body of the liquor.
- One of the best things about tea is the fact that it is an entirely natural drink. There is no technological manufacturing process, no additives, no artificial colouring or preservatives.