Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ's
The young tea leaves are carefully plucked and segregated as per size. These leaves can either be oxidized, withered, dried, fired or shaped to make tea powder. Different processes of grounding tea leaves are opted for different flavours of tea.
Grounded tea leaves make tea powder. Whole tea leaves are processed and powdered to get tea powder.
One can identify good quality tea powder by the colour and texture of the tea powder. Naturally, tea is brown in colour and does not have a polished look. It has a strong fragrance and the texture feels sturdy.
Black tea or green tea is the best tea to drink in the morning. They contain antioxidants that are refreshing and the caffeine boosts the energy. It also improves digestion and keeps the stomach light.
Loose tea has a higher concentration of nutrients than bagged tea. It circulates through the boiling water and extracts maximum colour and flavour. Tea bags on the other hand are confined and offer a mild taste. One can have loose tea or bagged tea depending upon the choice of strong or mild flavour profile.
No. A tea sitting out for too long loses its vitamins and nutrients. It would even increase bacterial growth. Any tea kept unattended for more than four hours should not be consumed.
Squeezing the tea bag will release tannic acid that was present in the tea bags and makes the tea bitter, sour and acidic.
Boiling hot water over tea bag will burn the tea. The hot water scalds it and prevent tea from releasing its flavour. Hence, it is not ideal to boil a tea bag.
Boiling tea twice will remove a majority of its nutrients and antioxidants. It burns the tea leaves making it bitter. Tea must only be brewed with hot water for the best taste and benefits.