The tea scenario is changing fast. We believe tea is ripe for reinvention and rapid growth. So, are some traditional tea drinking habits. Here’s lovefortea’s recommended list :
1. Adding milk to tea – It is a matter of taste, but drinking CTC tea with over-cooked milky concoction has to change. It’s time to unlearn and rediscover.
2. Drinking tea bag tea -One cup. That’s all it takes to completely transform your perception of what a tea bag should be. Switch to whole leaf tea experience.
3. Drinking cheap artificial flavored teas – Clean drinking is as important as clean eating. It should be important to you what you are putting in your body. Always check the ingredients list. Your natural tea may not be so natural.
4. Making tea in the microwave – Heating water or making your tea in the microwave will result in a lousy cup of tea. There’s lot of science behind it but in short the procedure kills the aroma, warmth, comfort and awesomeness of tea.
5. Compromising on quality – Invest in good tea leaves. It’s high time. Quality comes at a price but you need to drink to your health. Else, the purpose is lost.
6. Using same water temperature for all teas – There are different kinds of tea. Higher temperature can burn the tea leaves leaving a bitter taste. Here’s a quick cheat sheet – use 65-75 C for white tea, 75-85 C for green tea, 85-95 C for black tea and 100 C for tea blends and tisanes.
7. Not reusing your tea leaves – Using a series of short steeps is the best way to get the most out of your tea. So, don’t forget to re-steep your tea.
8. Using stale water – An awesome trick to make a pleasant cup of tea is to use fresh water. Every time you re-boil water, you condense the minerals that are in natural existence, resulting in a bad cup of tea.
9. Buying supermarket ice tea – Ice tea is the most underrated drink on the planet. Stop consuming so many chemicals. Homemade cold brews are more delicious and leave lot of room for play.
10. Drinking tea in coffee mugs – A good cup of tea cannot be appreciated in a coffee mug. A good bone china or a right tea ware can actually step up your tea drinking experience.