Month: November 2017

The Virtues of Tea

The Virtues of Tea

“Tea comforts the spirit banishes passivity, lightens the body and adds sparkle to the eyes” Shen Nong, Medicinal Herbs Ever since Shen Nong discovered the stimulating and detoxifying properties of tea some 4,000 years ago, humans have been interested in its medicinal properties. It is […]

The Chemical Components of Tea

The Chemical Components of Tea

“The act of drinking tea must be appreciated for its own sake, without seeking any other justification, for only thus con the tea drinker taste the sunlight the wind and the clouds.” J. Blofeld, The et tao When you pour simmering water over tea leaves […]

Mint Tea, YIELDS 300 ML (1 1/4 CUPS)

Mint Tea, YIELDS 300 ML (1 1/4 CUPS)

1 1/2 teaspoons (7 ml) organic Chinese gunpowder green tea 1 teaspoon (5 ml) granulated sugar 1 large bunch fresh mint 1 1/4 cups (300 ml) water 1. Heat a glass teapot. 2. Place the mint in the teapot and add the sugar 3. Place […]

Iced Tea (Cold Infusion), YIELDS 4 CUPS (1 L)

Iced Tea (Cold Infusion), YIELDS 4 CUPS (1 L)

1 orange, finely chopped 1 small bunch fresh sweet mint 8 teaspoons (40 ml) Assam or other tea 5 teaspoons (25 ml) raw sugar 20 green cardamom pods 5 star anise Rose petals (optional) 4 cups (1 L) cold water 1. Place all the ingredients […]

Indian Chai, YIELDS 4 CUPS (1 L)

Indian Chai, YIELDS 4 CUPS (1 L)

2 cinnamon sticks 1/2nutmeg seed 12 green cardamom pods 4 whole cloves 2 cups 500 ml) boiling water 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) piece ginger, freshly grated 8 teaspoons (40 ml) dark, full-bodied tea (such as Assam) 2 cups (500 ml) milk 8 teaspoons (40 ml) […]

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