We do not need to explain more about the benefits of tea for our health. It is not only a fantastic way to relax for our mind but also a remedy for many diseases. Therefore tea is a favorite beverage on over the world and a tradition to many countries. But do you drink tea in the right way yet? There are many factors to make a delicious teapot such as the type of tea, the temperature, and the cuppa. View our tips below to know how to drink tea in the right way that good for your health.
Choose the right kind of tea
Generally, all types of tea come from the same plant, the Camellia Sinensis plant. The difference to distinguish kinds of tea is the processing, growing condition, and geography.
There are six basic kinds of tea: black tea, white tea, green tea, oolong tea, yellow tea, and Pu-erh tea. It depends on your purpose to drink tea and hobby that you can choose your favorite one.
Green tea is the most popular tea for many reasons. They have a high level of antioxidants which prevent cancer disease. Because green tea is high in caffeine, you should drink a considerable amount.
Black tea undergoes a full oxidation process and results in a dark brown leaf. As a result of this, black tea can help reduce intestinal distress and risk of cardiovascular disease. Moreover, black tea contains high caffeine, about 50-65% of coffee.
White tea is less popular than others. But they are highly recommended for those who love the subtlety, complexity, and natural sweetness. White tea not only can kill bacteria, viruses in your body but also help prevent cavities and strengthens your teeth.
Oolong tea has a special aroma of fresh flowers that good for your metabolism. They can help lose weight and blood sugar regulation.
Yellow tea is similar to green tea in appearance and flavor. However, yellow tea goes through more oxidation than green tea.
Pu-er tea comes from China and has medicinal properties and earthy flavor. Its production is mysterious because it was illegal to import it into the U.S. Pu-er tea has a very strong and rich flavor and no bitterness.
Check the temperature of the water
Not all kinds of tea need very boiling water. To drink tea in the right way and keep the best flavor, you should know which level of temperature goes well with each kind of tea.
Remember that black tea can steep in the water at nearly 100 °C in 1 to 3 minutes.
White tea and green tea is more delicate so you shouldn’t add too hot water into it. 65-85 °C is an ideal temperature for two kinds of tea.
Give more flavor to your tea
After pouring hot water to your teapot and waiting for several minutes, you should remove the tea from the teapot and pour it into a cup. Then you can add more flavor to your teacup.
Some people who like sweetness would like to add milk or sugar to it. To drink tea this way, you should notice that only Oolong and black tea go well with milk. You can replace sugar by honey maple syrup or brown rice syrup for better smell.