Statistics have shown that color tea is healthier than milk tea.If milk is mixed with tea leaf then a vast amount of utility is reduced.But if tea leaf is boiled for long time then u can have some milk with it according to the scientists.I was reading the article today in a newspaper.What do u think about it?
Late answer. You should always broil the tea for at least 5-6 minutes, don't really know about milk though, drank it as a kid, now it would be a waste of the good tea itself IMO. Have recently heard that putting honey into the tea instead of eating it directly/from a spoon will void the effects of it though.
umm..I doubt the colour of the tea itself influences its utility, since for example black tea has different colour and benefits than green tea. However, I do believe that the colour is determined by its infusion time and the tea leaf (broken or whole). Adding milk or honey is not a healthy option. However, using low quantities of honey might help you enjoy the tea even moreQuote:
could you please link the article you've read??
Now...I'm more of regular english breakfast tea person myself, though when in Scotland I stumbled upon some amazing tea flavours by Forte tea company:
They look amazing and some of the ones I tried had wonderful aromas. Possibly some of the best tea I've had besides stuff from the London Tea Company.
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I'm not a huge tea drinker though people from India do drink tea with milk (cha-ya) or coffee in English on a regular basis. Mostly mornings and afternoons like clock work.
Drank some green tea ( jasmine ) this morning. I'm not sure what to make of it, the flavor was a bit bitter initally as I expected without any additives such as sugar or honey. Before I knew it, I drank the whole thing.
The instructions said boil hot water and place the tea for 2-4 minutes which is what I did. I also heard if you let the water cool a bit before mixing - it takes away a bit of that bitterness as well. This or you can add some sugar or honey, etc.
I drank it without any additives- to see how the taste was. Noticed the fragrance or aroma quickly, which was a nice thing as well.
I enjoy English tea. I didn't before but after a very bad throat ache I ended up loving it. The cool thing about drinking tea is that it fills the gap that I would most likely fill with junk food when I get the nibbles. Oh, and it's also for warming up my white walker hands in the winter!
I am kind of addicted to tea. Just the general jasmine tea, though, since I didn't really think about trying other kinds of tea before. Addicted, as in I can drink tea more than water in a day. I know it's not good but I just love it. XD Other than jasmine tea, I also like earl grey. I don't usually mix my tea with anything, but at times I pour milk in as well and turn it into a milk tea. Depends on the milk as well but generally they taste awesome. <3
I'm getting addicted to Jasmine green tea - drank some before sleeping last-night and woke up less tired.
Of course honey is a more healthier alternative than brown sugar. I've heard rumours saying that local honey has numerous benefits for one's health. I've also read an article related to that.
However, I personally don't add honey to my tea simple because honey increases the calories intake. So basically if I'll take a teaspoon of honey for every cup of tea I'll end up gaining (64x8 big tea cups =>) 512 calories (only from drinking tea )...That's 1/3 of my daily calories intake )........
As for drinking tea...I'm not hooked on any particular flavour; I just mix and match . However, the only flavour that I truly miss after a while is the ginkgo, liquorice and lemongrass blend.
My modest tea colection includes:
- ginkgo, liquorice and lemongrass blend
- apple and cinnamon melange
- strawberry and raspberry blend
- white tea
- hibiscus, senna, dog rose, elder flowers and lemon blend
- St. John's wort
- Valerian, Camille and lavender melange
- Linden flowers
- Mint and cinnamon
As you notice, I'm normally drinking green tea, blended or herbal... As for black tea and rooibos.... they are missing from the menu (the taste is just too weird, strong and bitter).
Want to try Gyokuro Jade Dew. I've heard is the best Japanese green tea ..I also fancy trying oolong and yellow tea. What will you guys recommend?
On a completely different note ~ tea thread is back on business ...I thought that the precious was lost; but Beary intervened and restored it!
THANK YOU, BEARY CHWAN
just for the record - those are tears of joy
Traditional tea aside, I've become a huge bubble tea addict. Out of the big 4 bubble tea franchises I know (Chatime, Bubble Cup, Easyway and Gong Cha), I'm a huge fan of Chatime. I usually get their roasted milk tea or the brown rice milk tea with either herbal jelly or egg pudding. Last semester, I managed to spend about $150AUD on bubble tea. [s](Because of how good it is, of course. Totally not because there's a really cute guy working there.)[s]
I love oriental tea. The tea leaves one, not bubble tea.
That aside, does anyone know this type of bubble tea where the bubbles pops/bursts in your mouth and they overflow with honey and stuff? What is this type of bubble tea called? There's a shop here that does that but I always forget the name and order the wrong one... (traditional chewy bubbles... not a big fan of those. Sorry Icei!!! >.< )
Haha, none taken. I'm not a huge fan of the traditional chewy bubbles either. I usually get grass jelly or egg pudding, not the pearls.
Oooooh, I love those! Not sure about the UK, but they're called pop balls or popping boba here (lulz, sooo original, gaiz).
I love oriental tea as well. Last year, I was a huge fan of genmai cha. Other than that, you really can't go wrong with oolong or chrysanthemum tea. Tieguanying is quite good too.
Lol past tense, you were a huge fan? XD
I'm a super super super fan of Chinese and Japanese tea. I have sooo many cups every day... Big fan of the bottled oolong and green tea too. But they only taste good during the summer, iced, no pun intended.
Hmm yeah the name 'pop' sounds obvious, I think I should just describe it in full next time at the counter -______- But what? Grass jelly/ egg pudding (bubble) tea??! I think I'm misunderstanding something...