Tea is a refreshing drink that can be drunk hot or cold. It is rejuvenating to have tea early in the morning and or during the day. As far as it is known, it was during 6th century AD that the name 'Cha' evolved.
There are quite many varieties tea. It all depends on the processing on how the tea might look. Black tea goes through most of the processing stages which are withering, rolling, oxidation and drying. The result is a dark brown or black tea. These are used in tea bags too. Green tea underges only two stages of processing which is withering and drying. Hence, these tea leaves usually remain green.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Simple technique to prepare one cup of tea..
1. Take enough quantity of water, say 1 cup and bring it to boil
2. Add 1/2 tea spoon of black tea and let the colour of the tea mix well in water. You will see a beautiful dark brown colour
3. Then add milk as required and sugar to taste.
4. Bring this mix to a boil and wait for a minute or so before having it.
Conserving and Storing
Tea can be stored in an air-tight container for few weeks. To maintain the freshness of the tea leaves, it is very important that any moisture is avoided.