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Chemical Flavored Tea v.s. No Chemical Flavored Tea

Chemical Flavored Tea v.s. No Chemical Flavored Tea

What is fragrance flavored tea? Fragrance flavored tea is added to the tea to use flavors and pigments to enhance the aroma of the tea and improve the color of the tea. Flavored teas generally are sold at lower prices, and the tea itself is sometimes a spent tea or a bad tea. After addition, everyone feels that it is not only cheap but also "good smell".  Is flavored tea harmful to the human body? Each kind of natural tea contains as many as hundreds or even thousands of substances, and the proportion is relatively fixed. Once artificially added other...

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Why is the moisture content of the tea set at 3-5%?

Why is the moisture content of the tea set at 3-5%?

If the food is monolayer water (Aw 0.05-0.2, moisture content 3-5%), it can protect the internal substances from oxidation, which is represented by dried food. If the water content is lower than this, the change in food quality is mainly the oxidation of oil and the change of pigment. If the water content is higher than this, the change in quality is dominated by the hydrolysis of enzymes or non-enzymes and the microbial action. The water content of the monolayer is the optimum water content for the storage and preservation of dehydrated foods. Taiwan’s national standard stipulates that imported tea...

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Brewing Tea, Temperature Matters.

Brewing Tea, Temperature Matters.

The water temperature affects the taste and the aroma of the tea by the effect on the dissolution of the tea ingredients.  What temperature applied to brew what types of tea obtains high-quality tea liquor, which can be divided into three categories:  Low temperature (70°C~80°C) is applied to brew green tea and yellow tea with buds such as Longjing and Biluochun; Baihao Oolong with buds and young leaves; white tea with buds. Medium temperature (80°C ~ 90°C) is applied to brew green tea with mature leaves; black tea with buds (Jin Junmei, Yin Junmei); as well as Baozhong oolong with lighter...

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Timing of Drinking Tea V.S. Iron Absorption

Timing of Drinking Tea V.S. Iron Absorption

Tea lovers are usually afraid of iron deficiency. Don't worry too much if you drink tea at the right time! Some ingredients in tea hinder the absorption of iron. Therefore, the medical profession recommends not to drink tea less than 1 hour before or after meals. The latest research approved that drinking tea 1 hour later by meals can greatly reduce doubts that hinder iron absorption.  What is the absorption rate of iron if with tea and with boiling water? Research revealed the truth. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a new study. The University of Chester's research team invited...

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Drinking Tea v.s. Stomach Issues

Drinking Tea v.s. Stomach Issues

Have you ever thought that if drinking tea hurt my stomach? Nutritionist dispels doubts: not a thing! It depends on the "oxidization degree" of the teas. "Tea" has the effect of refreshing and getting rid of greasy, which is the favorite of many people, but some people worry about drinking tea being harmful to the stomach. The nutritionist said that in fact, it depends on the oxidization degree of the teas which are roughly divided into unoxidized green tea, semi-oxidized oolong tea, and fully oxidized black tea. Nutritionist Tsai Yusi said that the higher the degree of tea oxidation, the less...

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