Tips to Make the Most Out of a Wonderful Cup of Tea
Whenever there is a stress related incident, most people will reach for the proverbial ‘cuppa’ to calm the nerves and let the situation calm down. In these times, organic herbal tea is probably best beverage to take since it will not have any additives. Organic oolong tea is also a great beverage and will do the body good too.
In China and Japan, this drink was very revered for centuries and indeed is still held in high esteem even up to today. Ceremonies were taught to ladies on how to present the beverage to their elders or husbands and it had to be done just right otherwise the test was not passed. Every movement is succinct and if the young lady cannot grasp this then she does not graduate for sure.
This leaf was so important to trade in the past few centuries that wars were fought over it. Whoever would have thought that something so humble and common to most households these days could make men fight to the death?
Although this beverage is produced and drank in several very diverse cultures, it is still arguable which country produces the best leaf. China, India and Kenya are probably the better known countries but the biggest drinker of the beverage is arguably the British and the Chinese.
Flavored beverages hit the market in a big way some years ago and many health fanatics will tell everyone that this one or that one is the best for health. However, each individual flavor has its own benefits and it is down to the individual taste and habits of the drinker which one he or she would prefer.
Anti stress or detox drinks are very popular these days but in Kenya, most people take the drink is a style that is peculiar to that part of the world. They mix cardamom or ginger with it and this makes quite a refreshing change from the usual way of taking it. Even vanilla can be used or indeed any other kind of additive that is natural.
Internet shops will of course supply many different kinds of this leaf but what they sometimes do not advertise is that there are several different grades which should be reflected in the price. The cost of tea depends on the grade of tea for example, the higher the grade of leaf the more costly and so on.
Whenever there is a difference in the grades then it should be cheaper of course. Ask questions when looking to buy from these places and if they cannot comment on the grade then it would probably be safer to look elsewhere. Conversely, if the leaf is too cheap, it is probably of the lowest grade possible and may contain a lot of dust or ‘sweepings’ as it is called. This certainly will not give the best impression if trying the drink for the first time so be very wary of this. Try asking for some samples first, or buy in small quantities, so that the quality can be ascertained before buying the leaf in bulk.