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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 oxidization, the less...

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Is tea your daily drink instead of water?

Is tea your daily drink instead of water?

We all know about drinking tea is good for our health, with no doubt. Long-term drinking tea without regularly drinking water may result in the following sufferings: 1. Cause constipation Tea contains tannic acid and theophylline. Excessive tannin reduces the secretion of the small intestine, inhibits the peristalsis of the intestine, and causes the gastrointestinal motility to deteriorate. According to a study in "British Medical Journal 1981", excessive theophylline causes dehydration of extracellular fluid, increases renal pelvic filtration rate, and reduces renal tubular resorption, ultimately leads to constipation problems. In addition, besides theophylline and tannic acid, tea also contains caffeine with...

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Caffeine contained in teas

Caffeine contained in teas

Chen, Yo Ren (the former chief of TRES) pointed out that the caffeine content in tea is related to the tea varieties, the tenderness of tea leaves, and the tea processing. For example, the caffeine content in Bergamot cultivar and Wuyi cultivar is less, while in Assam cultivar, Qingxing Oolong cultivar and Qingxing Dapon cultivar is slightly higher; in addition, the tender the tea leaves are, the more the caffeine contained. On the contrary, while the raw materials are the same, the degree of fermentation has little effect on the content of caffeine in tea. The most critical factor affecting caffeine...

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