Mmmmm... First flush green tea - there's nothing like it! With a secret longing, tea drinkers can’t wait to get their first taste of spring teas. The first leaves breaking through the stems of tea plants hold nutrients and flavors tea drinkers miss the rest of the year. As the cooler winter months subside and the sun begins to warm the earth, tea plants wake up from their slumber. The … [Read more...]
A Guide to Yaupon Tea Befits & Recipes
Caffeinated teas are native to several continents. Most people think of tea as only the drink from Asia coming from the Camellia sinensis plant. South America has yerba mate, which has it’s own flavor profile and brewing techniques. If you live in North America, you most often think that your only choices for a … [Read more...]
Elderberry tea has many healthy benefits. It's only natural to wonder if the positive side effects include weight loss and curbing your appetite. If you are looking to eat less or to lose weight in a short time, elderberry tea may not be your best option. Although, elderberry tea will not curb your appetite, you may experience effects that can lead to weight loss from drinking elderberry tea. … [Read more...]
Making China tea today is easy and tasty. But in Ancient China, it was not so easy to make China tea, as the tea leaves were pressed into cakes and boiled with a variety of items such as rice, salt, orange peel and onions.
A Little History of Tea in ChinaFor centuries, the Chinese ate the green tea leaves raw or brewed the leaves of the tea plant (Camellia sinensis) for … [Read more...]
When it’s too hot for hot tea, make cold brewed tea When it’s too hot to turn on a stove to heat water for tea, you can still enjoy your favorite tea. If you have spent months with your cold hands wrapped around a mug of warm tea, welcome to ice tea and summer. It’s the time of year again when warm days make us long for something cool to drink. We put on our cotton shirts … [Read more...]