Thursday, August 29, 2013
I went to the Windsor Tea shop and Tea Room in Cohassett today. It was fun talking to Judy, the owner an tea madam. She let me smell and ask questions about each tea I chose. Today I left with 6 different teas to try out. i think 'm going to like them all. This is her shop and these are the teas I purchased today. Glenburn Darjeeling White Peony Dragon Pearls (black) Sencha Keemun Blue Spring Oolong Looking forward to enjoying them all. go check out the tea shop. Windsor Tea Shop, 1 Pleasant Street, Cohassett, MA
Monday, August 26, 2013
Do you brew large quantities of tea differently that a cup or two at a time? Tea is a versatile beverage and can be brewed in any quantity as long as the ratio of tea is consistent. For most teas, one heaping teaspoon of tea to 6 oz of water is the ratio to follow. Some folklore recommends "a teaspoon per cup and an extra for the pot". Also, always remember to brew the teas for the recommended time. per
Each type of tea has its own character and responds best to different water temperatures and length of time brewed. If brewed differently than recommended, the flavor may be underdeveloped or too strong. A strong tannic quality can emerge if over-steeped, which ruins a good cup of tea. To obtain a stronger brew, add more tea, but use the same water temperature and brewing time as you otherwise would. Love this site:) Is there caffeine in tea? How does it compare with coffee? Caffeine is an element of tea, and other plants, which acts as a central nervous system stimulant and promotes digestion. All types of tea contain caffeine, however the amount of caffeine varies according to the way in which the tea leaves are processed. Green tea contains the least caffeine, Black tea the most, and Oolong falls in the middle range. A cup of Green tea (6 oz) contains 8 mg of caffeine. A cup of Oolong tea contains 12.50 mg of caffeine. A cup of Black tea ranges from 25 - 110, depending on the variety. Coffee generally contains 60 - 120 mg of caffeine. Caffeine in tea metabolizes differently in our bodies than caffeine in coffee. Caffeine from coffee is quickly absorbed, thus producing an immediate cardiovascular response, whereas caffeine from tea is more slowly metabolized, probably due to other compounds in the beverage which are thought to slow down the absorption rate. Caffeine is water soluble and released from tea leaves in the very first part of the brewing process. To remove most of the caffeine from tea, brew the tea as normal, then pour off the liquid, add new hot water to the wet leaves, and brew for the usual amount of time. The flavor of any second steeping is less than that of a first steeping.
Friday, August 16, 2013
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Yes friends and readers. Last night we set up a new family of Kombucha. They are not tucked way in the dark to become even more sweater. We made 2 Cherry, 1 Gogiberry and Mango, 1 Mango and 1 Strawberry/blueberry. This will be wonderful to taste. This set has been burped on the first day, Saturday and I also added in 1/4 teaspoon of sugar so it will have added fizz. Love the fizz of those tiny Bubbles. ;) The new batch that was also made is made up of 2 Organic Black Tea, 2 Organic Green Tea and 1 Pu-erh tea.. I think it's going to be just fine. Here is Pu-erh tea : I was going to show a video but I can't get the video to be the correct size so we'll talk about Pu-er, another time:) Stay tuned..
Time to learn about tea. The blends, the brews, the origin, the way it can help our body to heal. Tea is a natural herb that is calming to the soul. I'm going to enroll in an on-line tea course so I can enjoy the different flavors of tea and make more refreshing healing Kombucha Tea. Tea Fact: Following a surgical procedure in my dental office, a patient goes home with three items. The first is a list of postoperative care instructions. The second is cotton gauze. The third is a black tea bag, in case of emergency. Not a tea drinking emergency, but rather an uncontrollable bleeding emergency. The tannins in black tea are beneficial in controlling bleeding. Occasionally sutures can't even stop the heaviest bleeder, so we reach for the trusty tea bags. Just a little warm water and a little pressure, and before too long a clot is formed and the bleeding will subside. Works well on skin injuries too. Of course, if they don't experience excess bleeding, then they can enjoy a cup of tea. Article submitted and reprinted by permission of: Kristina Wiley, DDS www.lindelane.com