TEA 101 Camellia Estate
What is Loose Leaf Tea
Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the tea plant,Camellia Sinensis. After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. It has a cooling, slightly bitter, and astringent flavour that many people enjoy.
Tea originated in China as a medicinal drink. It was first introduced to Portuguese priests and merchants in China during the 16th century. Drinking tea became popular in Britain during the 17th century. The British introduced it toIndia, in order to compete with the Chinese monopoly on the product.
Tea has long been promoted for having a variety of positive health benefits. Recent studies suggest that green tea may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and some forms of cancer, promote oral health, reduce blood pressure, help with weight control, improve antibacterial and antivirasic activity, provide protection from solar ultraviolet light and increase bone mineral density. Green tea is also said to have "anti-fibrotic properties, and neuroprotective power.
Tea has been consumed for several thousand years. And more tea is consumed each year around the world than any other beverage. Try nature's most delicious resource.
If you are new to tea, let us help you select some delicious gourmet loose leaf tea based on your taste and health preferences. You may be thinking, why bother with loose leaf tea when tea bags are more convenient?Camellia Estate loose leaf teas are much higher quality than tea bags and the flavour choices alone is often reason enough for people to drink loose leaf teas. Camellia Estate loose leaf tea can be very simple and quick to make with a few key items.
First, let’s start choosing a loose leaf tea. This introduction will have several lessons over the next few weeks. Make sure you read through all the blogs post for the best tea introduction.
There are certainly many types of tea, from white and green tea to black teas. A tea blended with fruits is a good place to start. Dried fruits like strawberries, apricots, and blueberries can add extra vitamins to tea. Some beginner tea drinkers may like the taste of flowers in their tea. Flowers like jasmine, lavender, and roses can really enhance the experience of drinking loose leaf tea by adding a full and fragrant aroma.