We all know our regular cuppa of tea. It is refreshing and a sure shot of blissful freshness when you have to start an action packed day. It keeps you going, keeps your senses alert and you will feel good inside.
A small change in your diet can make all the difference. Start your day by detoxifying and cleaning from within. This could help you to look at the world with a positive eye.
This is just not a habit that makes you feel good inside, but it is the components in a tea leaf that makes all the difference in the body.
Types of Tea
Here, we have a lot of types of tea. Let us take a look into it, and see what they are all about.
A Fact you should know:
Tea Leaves are prepared from one kind of plant that is named as Camellia Sinensis.
The different types of tea leaves are formed from the specific types of leaf that are plucked from the bushy plant.When plucked at various stags of growth- this leads to various varieties of tea leaves
This tea is made from the youngest leaves on the plant. In fact, for those who have the drunk the conventional black tea, may find this tea totally tasteless and bland. But this is said to the most healthiest among the lot of teas that are described here. You can enjoy this drink with no milk and maybe a dash of honey (if you like).
This tea is prepared from the buds that have newly just spurted and grown. It also includes the young leaves that have been developed from the buds. The leaves and buds are prepared by just lightly frying and then drying them to prevent any further oxidation and growth within the leaf.
This is the next type of tea leaf that is developed after white tea leaves have been pruned. In the green tea section, the leaves right under the buds are plucked. Then these are steamed and then it is rolled and dried in a slow and steady process.
The leaves in this type will be slightly dark green and shrivelled to a small extent. They will be dried well, but when put into hot boiling water, these delicate leaves will unfold and release the essence into the water. Best to be enjoyed without milk
The black tea is familiar to all of us, but do you know how and from where it comes. That is actually the last stage of filtering the leaves from the tea bush. This is the same process that is practised wherever you go.
This includes the third section of tea leaves. Such leaves are bigger and much more dark green than the other two. They are plucked and straight away dried to prevent any oxidation. This speedy way of drying will give way to dark green and shrivelled look to the leaves.
So, if you notice a cup of black tea is often much more darker in colour and more intense in flavour than when compared to the other two types of teas – green and white tea.
Now, this is last type of tea that we have on the list. Actually this is no different tea leaf, and it is actually same leaf collected for the black tea. Here the most important difference is that the way the leaf if prepared fro the final product. It is because of this preparation that we can develop the famous type of brewed tea called Oolong Tea.
The difference is that the same leaves are taken for black tea but they are kep for drying only at half the time when compared to the black tea leaves. So, the final product will have the strong flavour of the tea; but will not brew into a very dark liquid as compared to the black tea.
So, that will give you an idea of the different types of tea- people drink around the world.
The Taste of White Tea
How does it taste?
This variety of tea is one of the finest and mellow flavours you would have ever experienced in the tea segment.
The taste resembles one of delicate organic honey, peaches, and tender chestnuts. A subtle taste that makes the mind and soul feel good inside. People who drink this tea regularly feel that it calms the body and also the mind. This helps them to start the day in a much more organized manner.
Also, those who drink the tea at intervals of the day, feel it keep them energized and it helps cope with the problem of overweight, obesity, fatigue, irregular blood sugar, sleep issues, hunger pangs and last of all- it helps lent a flawless complexion to the person.
Wanna learn how to brew one cup of White Tea?
Homemade is the best and the art of fine tea making is one that any person should master. Do not feel that is a chore, but yeah, with a little you can soon prepare a fine cup of tea.
What U’ll Need for making White Tea:
Remember this makes just one cup. Kindly multiply the quantity if you need so.
3/4-1 cup of water
2 tablespoons of white tea leaves (if you have more buds in your tea mix- then you can include 2-3 teaspoons only, as buds are more flavour intense than leaves)
How to make:
Boil you water over the stove top.
Once it reaches a rolling boiling stage, add in the leaves.
Now, reduce the heat and let it simmer for about one minute.
Very Important: Take off from heat, keep covered and leave undisturbed for 10 minutes.
Now strain into a cup and serve warm. The final product you get will be a very pale yellow drink.
Note: If you just the brewed tea mix with its leaves for about five minutes, the colour will get even lighter.
You can discard the buds and leaves at this point and sip into your freshly prepared tea.
Tip: So, the strength basically lies in your control. The more tea leaves or buds, and the more time spent to allow the tea essence to infuse into the water- is what makes the tea extra special.
White Tea in a Nutshell:
This type of tea according to researchers may seem like another bunch of tea leaves, but since they are the youngest form of growth of the tea plant- they are the best for health. Having understood the goodness of this leaf, that could be the reason why this product named - ‘The White Tea' is so heavily priced.
Still if, you can get a hold of a tin of these tea leaves, we suggest that it is worth the investment- because at the end of the day- you can indirectly developing a good healthy body system from within.