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Background, Traditions, Celebrations, Recipes & extra. sizzling or chilly, sweetened or black, alcoholic or natural, caffeinated or decaf. The drink will be historical, yet tea tradition is fashionable.
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The amount of oxidation depends meaning “hair” or “down”, and on the method used to produce the blue tea. The two major methods are the Chinese refers to the fine, white down that and the Formosa methods. With the Chinese method, the leaves are 12–15 percent covers the buds of the tea plant. oxidized ; with the Formosa Method, the leaves are 60–70 percent oxidized, resulting Pekoe cut black tea has shorter, in a tea very similar to black tea. Formosa tea, also known as “oriental beauty”, is broken leaves.
Occurs when certain bacteria living on plants suppress the growth of other, Rolling undesirable bacteria. Examples of After withering, the tea leaves are ready to be rolled, either by hand or machine. fermented foods are yogurt and beer. During this process, the leaves are slightly crushed, allowing them to release sap. Oxidation Controlled oxidation begins after the rolling process. ) The rolled leaves are spread out in a cool and damp place, with air circulating over them, for several hours. During the chemical reaction of oxidation, which occurs when oxygen comes in contact with the leaves and the sap released during the rolling process, heat builds up.
There are no strict rules about drinking tea, and each tea drinker’s experience with and approach to tea is unique. Some consume the beverage with no concern for differences in quality or taste. Others are very particular about their choices and devote considerable time to learning about tea and developing their tea-tasting palate. Some people drink tea every day; others have a cup only on special occasions. Sophisticated tea drinkers are more discriminating about the choices they make and may prefer certain varieties for specific occasions and times of day.