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Tea Oxidization (Oolong Teas)

Tea Oxidization (Oolong Teas)

Have you ever had this experience while you’re buying teas at a tea shop? Q: How many percents did the tea oxidized? Possible answers from tea sellers or tea masters: It’s lightly oxidized about 15%. It’s a little bit higher, more than 20% oxidized.   Here’s the point, no matter how many percents it was oxidized, what we intend to understand is: How to distinguish 15%~20% oxidization? Or lower/higher oxidization?   How to define the percentage is the major difficulty in the tea making process. Why is the color of the tea liquor so green? Why is the color of...

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Tea’s effects on prevention and health care

Tea’s effects on prevention and health care

Anti-aging effect: Tea tannin and vitamin P have anti-lipid peroxidation. Vitamin C and P in tea complement each other, which has a certain auxiliary effect on anti-aging. During tea drinking, it can reduce the amount of vitamin C discharged through the urine. Anti-cancer effect: Oolong tea can reduce the rate of cancer induction, while green tea can significantly control the evoked effects of lung cancer. Effect on immune function: Oolong tea, flower tea, and green tea have the functions of enhancing immunity. Prevention of cardiovascular disease: Tea can enhance the resistance of the patient's capillaries (reduced brittleness). Oolong tea can...

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4 Notes of Tea Drinking

4 Notes of Tea Drinking

Here are notes for people who just start to drink tea.   Deficiency of spleen and stomach, or suffering from stomach and duodenal ulcers, should not drink strong tea, so as not to overstimulation, causing stomach discomfort. Such patients can drink light tea after meals. Generally speaking, do not drink tea on an empty stomach, especially those who do not often drink tea. Drinking strong tea on an empty stomach will inhibit gastric juice. Drinking too much can cause heart palpitations, head dizziness, stomach discomfort, low blood sugar and other tea drunk phenomenon. If this happens, just soak in sweets...

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7 Precautions for Drinking Tea

7 Precautions for Drinking Tea

1. Do not drink overnight tea: Tea is a healthy drink, why not drink it overnight? The reason is that tea (tea leaves) would ferment when they are kept for a long time. Tea’s rich in minerals and vitamins. It would easily go bad while subject to air oxidation so that some tea would give off bubbles of gas or get turbid after it is kept overnight.   2. To avoid consuming tea with drugs: Do not drink tea instead of plain water when you take medicine, and the medication should not be close to the time of drinking tea....

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10 Don'ts for Green Oolong Teas

10 Don'ts for Green Oolong Teas

Good tea quality for a green oolong has to have the following features:  The appearance of dry tea: The appearance should be a tight knot, a bright green tea color, clean and not doped.   The color of liquor: Tea liquor is yellow, clear and bright with oily shininess.   Fragrance: The aroma, pure and floral, arises directly from the tea leaves. The elegant fragrance comes out through the nose while breathing out right after sipping the tea liquor. It tastes sweet, mellow, smooth and full of energy. The most important is its aftertaste (Hui Gan).   Green oolong tea...

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