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Fresh tea is best. As tea ages it loses its intensity. The flavors go from ethereal and complex to flat and one dimensional. Much of this is due to oxidation and the fact that tea absorbs odors so easily....
Kick the Caffeine Habit Caffeine is one of the hot topics today among health-conscious people. It is consumed by 80-90% of American adults on a daily basis, making it one of the most commonly used pharmacologically active substances in our...
As the hot summer months approach, our tastes begin to shift from wintertime warmers to summertime coolers. In the U.S., iced tea dominates the list of summertime thirst quenchers. Making iced tea is simple. Making great iced tea is another...
Made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis, black tea is more oxidized than many other teas. It's rich in antioxidants called polyphenols. In some countries like Great Britain, it is traditionally often had with sugar and cream (or milk)....
Green tea has a vast number of health benefits including cancer-fighting properties. Originally from China, this caffeinated tea is barely oxidized as compared to black tea. Bi Luo Chun Literally translated as "Green Snail Spring," Bi Luo Chun is so called...
A traditional Chinese tea made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis, oolong is similar in taste to green tea, though not quite as grassy, yielding bitter qualities with a sweet aftertaste. Oolong ranges from 10 percent to 70 percent...
White tea is made from the young leaves and buds of the Camellia sinensis plant. Generally more delicate in flavor than bolder black and oolong teas, white tea is not oxidized and contains high concentrations of gallic acid, theobromine...
Yellow tea leaves go through a slower drying process than most, and allowing these damp leaves to sit longer turns them yellow. Its stronger scent can be compared to black tea, while its delicate taste is similar to green...
Pu-erh is different than all other teas as it is post-fermented and then aged. It starts as a green or black tea which undergoes a change that alters the character of the tea greatly. This process makes the flavor...
Much like wine and coffee, tea comes in many varieties and has an extensive range of tastes. Pairing tea with food is an adventure in flavors that you won't want to miss. What's So Great about Tea? Tea has evolved for...