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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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4 Precautions for Tea Preservation

4 Precautions for Tea Preservation

1. Fear of damp: Teas are most afraid of the damp environment. To ensure of not degenerating for tea leaves in the storage process, the tea must be dried to a moisture content of less than 6%, preferably controlled to between 3 to 5%. Put the opened teas in airtight bags, and then pack in non-translucent boxes. 2. Fear of odors: Tea contains polymer palmitic acid and postsychoid compounds. Such substances are naturally active and absorb strange smells easily. Tea has great absorption capacity. All of the gas smells can be easily absorbed, such as camphor flavor, smoke, wood flavor, and dishes taste....

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How much do you know about tea stems?

How much do you know about tea stems?

The nutritional effectiveness of tea stems  The so-called tea stems refer to the leaf stems of tea. This is only a general explanation. The so-called "tea stems" here refers specifically to stems which were picked from the finished tea; some people call them tea twigs. All along, tea people do not have the habit of drinking tea brewed from tea stems. Tea stems contain a considerable amount of aroma substances which are transferred from stems to leaf buds in the tea processing. It is a must to have appropriate tea stems to produce the tea with high fragrance and high...

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IMPACTS of tea brewing conditions on the chemical composition of tea liquor

IMPACTS of tea brewing conditions on the chemical composition of tea liquor

The value of drinking tea is achieved through the dissolution of water. Tea polyphenols, caffeine, amino acids and other ingredients constitute the basis of the special flavor of the tea. The composition of tea liquor will be affected by water quality, water temperature, infusion time, tea ratio and other factors. If brewing green tea with different water quality, the water quality at high pH value and high ion concentration will cause the total individual catechins content decreases, which is mainly caused by the decrease of EGC and EGCG content, however, there are no significant differences in the content of both...

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