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A CUP OF TEA

January is National Hot Tea Month, and I love any reason to celebrate (and drink) tea. Sweet, frosted tea is a staple in the South, however hot tea is one of the most mainstream refreshments on the planet — I’m in any event, drinking almond-enhanced green tea at the hour of composing this. greentealibrary

Tea Varieties

Did you realize that white, green, oolong and dark teas all originate from a similar plant? The tea plant is the Camellia sinensis hedge, which is local to China and India. Preparing the tea leaves with various strategies changes the last tea. Gifted tea producers include additional fixings like flavors and blossoms to make enhanced tea mixes, for example, the well known Earl Gray or jasmine teas.

Home grown teas comprise of mixed spices and different plants. In spite of the fact that they are mixed in boiling water — in light of the fact that home grown teas don’t contain Camellia sinensis leaves — they aren’t accurate tea. Mainstream fixings incorporate chamomile, peppermint, rose hips and lemongrass. Rooibos, or red tea, is another mainstream natural tea produced using a South African plant.

Tea has choices for any taste, regardless of whether your inclination is light and sensitive, fruity and sweet, or profound and hearty. You can even pick your caffeine level; white and green teas contain modest quantities, while dark tea can be equivalent to some espresso. Home grown teas are generally normally sans caffeine. For instance, I frequently start my day with a vivacious dark tea, and afterward drink a loosening up lavender mix around evening time.

A Brief History

Tea really has a significant long history that is the subject of numerous books and stories. Chinese legend says that Emperor Shen Nong incidentally found tea in 2737 BCE, more than 4000 years prior. It was first viewed as a restorative beverage, however as expected, the art and drinking of tea developed into the day by day refreshment we know and love. Tea, and the tea exchange, have even been the focal point of battles between countries. Natural imbuements have for some time been a piece of old stories and conventional cures over the world.

Is it true that you are as yet chipping away at our Fall Into Winter Reading challenge? The book A History of Tea: the Life and Times of the World’s Favorite Beverage fills the “Read a true to life book about history” square.

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