All About Tea Tea 102 What’s the Fuss? " Thank god for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea." -William Gladstone, British prime minister
"Thank god for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea."
-William Gladstone, British prime minister
"The best quality tea must have creases like the leathern boot of tartar horsemen, curl like the dewlap of a mighty bullock, unfold like a mist rising out of a ravine, gleam like a lake touched by a zephyr, and be wet and soft like a fine earth newly"
Lu Yu, patron saint of tea
Tea is the 2nd most consumed beverage in the world second only to water !! it’s no. 8 in the USA.
Vars. Sinensis and assamicus
Top two whole leafs
4th and 5th leaf down on a stalk
Usually called a rough pick that will include stems.
White, Green, Oolong, or Black
Teas can also be Classified by:
Tea has an amazing story to tell through its discovery and travels around the world. Let’s take a look at just a few stories.
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Admiral Edward Vernon
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Perfect cup of tea
*Use one teaspoon of tealeaves per cup of tea
*Steep for appropriate time and temperature
*After steeping, remove leaves from water
*Add milk, sugar, honey, or lemon to taste
More Loose Tea to Package = Lower Carbon Imprint
Better Quality than Most Tea Bag Teas
Nylon Tea Bags = Nylon Infusions
Better Control of Tea Strength & Flavor with Loose Tea