In the previous post, we discussed a quick way to make iced tea. Today we're going to talk about two other ways to make iced tea.
Hot Brewed Iced Tea
In fact, the method of quick brewing iced tea also belongs to hot brewing iced tea. Most people still like to make tea this way to enjoy the taste of the tea leaves. So, what do you need to do?
1.make tea in hot water for 3-5 minutes (time depends on the type of tea you make)
2.let your tea cool down.
3.put it in the fridge for 3-5 hours and add some sugar, honey, or fruit you like.
There's another way that everyone likes it.Iced tea is sometimes made by a particularly-long steeping of tea leaves at a lower temperature (one hour in the sun versus 5 minutes at 180–212 °F/80–100 °C), which is known as sun tea.That's right, sun tea.
Cold Brewed Iced Tea.
So what exactly does it mean to cold brew iced tea? Cold brew simply means to brew your drink in cold water. Rather than using boiling water, this tea is prepared in cold water.
Brew the tea in cold water and put it in the fridge for 24 hours and enjoy!So easy!
Making cold-brew iced tea leaves you with a crisp, clean and refreshing tasting tea. It also gives the opportunity to really allow the flavours in the tea to fully come out since the tea bags are able to sit in the water for over 6 hours. This gives your iced tea all those delicious subtle flavours.
One reason why many people usually use boiling water to make iced tea is that it’s faster. Depending on one's lifestyle and preferences, both hot and cold brewed iced teas are healthy ways to drink tea.
So,How do you make iced tea normally ?Welcome to oriarm tea shop online!
ICED TEA TIPS
Don’t steep tea for more than 5 minutes. The longer you brew the tea, the more astringent and bitter it’ll get.
Sugar can be adjusted to taste. You can also use simple syrup, honey, maple syrup, or even date syrup.
Iced tea (or ice tea) is a form of cold tea.Make a big batch of iced tea for your next picnic, bbq or just to enjoy on a warm sunny day!
Is Iced Tea Good For You?
One big question I think a lot of people have is whether or not iced tea is good for you. As per usual, my go-to answer with most questions like this is, “It depends.” What does it depend on?
So,don't go to extremes.Overall, you’re just enjoying a refreshing iced tea recipe, iced tea is a perfectly healthy choice.Relax and enjoy!
What are the methods to make iced tea?
Hot brewed (making hot tea and cooling it down in the refrigerator).
Cold brewed (brewed in cold water in the refrigerator for 12 hours).
Is there any other way?
Here it is.Want a super quick iced tea that takes less than 10 minutes to make? Iced-chilled (the quickest way to make iced tea).This is it!
Just try!You can have iced tea in five minutes.
Next time we'll talk about the other two ways and which tea is suitable for making iced tea.
Suitable for the refrigerator
Green tea and light-flavored oolong tea.
Among the six major types of tea, green tea is the most susceptible to spoilage and extra care is required when preserving. Must be sealed and packaged and then placed in the refrigerator.
There is also a clear aroma type of Tieguanyin and Fenghuang Dancong tea, which can be stored in the refrigerator.
Not suitable for the refrigerator.
Pu'er tea, traditional craft oolong tea, aged old tea and white tea.
Puer tea, white tea and black tea, their drinking value is reflected in time aging.Putting this kind of tea in the refrigerator, in addition to the above-mentioned moisture problem, under the low temperature environment of the refrigerator, the activity of biological enzymes in the tea will also decrease, which will affect the conversion efficiency.
Traditional Oolong tea, such as Wuyi Rock Tea, Phoenix Monocotyledon and Roasted Tieguanyin, is already very stable after roasting, and does not need to be stored in the refrigerator.
Jasmine tea, due to its own fragrance, will gradually become thinner if placed in the refrigerator. But there is a special case here,Bi Tan Piao Xue. Bitan Piaoxue added jasmine in the later stage of the production process, and properly placed it in the refrigerator, which is conducive to the preservation of the fragrance of flowers, but the fragrance will also be lost for a long time.
As the case may be.
Studies have shown that temperature has a great influence on the storage quality of red crushed tea. The tea leaves are stored at a lower temperature (0-5 ° C) for one year, the quality components change little, and the moisture only increases by 2.11%.For the tea leaves treated at room temperature, after one year of storage, the reduction of theaflavins content was as much as 18 times higher than that of the low temperature treatment, while the increase of theaflavins was 2.76 times.
This keeps the tea leaves stored at low temperature fresh and mellow, while the tea soup stored at room temperature turns brown and the flavor becomes dull. Since black tea is a fully fermented tea, it is allowed to be stored at room temperature in most cases, and has little effect on the quality of the tea.
If it's not a fridge dedicated to storing tea, it usually has some other food in it. And tea is extremely easy to absorb the taste, so when storing, be sure to seal the tea leaves well.
Do you have any other methods of storing tea?
Share your ideas with us.
Xinyang Maojian Tea has a more than 1000 years history. In Tand Dynasty, Luyu - widely revered in China as the Tea Sage and author of the world's first tea encyclopedia Chajing - lavished praises on Xinyang Tea. He rated Xinyang Tea as the No 1 of Huainan region, one of the eight tea regions he surveyed.
The word "maojian" first appeared in the late Qing Dynasty, the local people called the tea produced in xinyang "maojian" for its long, thin, dark green leaves, with straight tips. In 1913, maojian tea with good quality was produced and named "Xinyang Maojian Tea".
In 1915, Xinyang Maojian Tea was awarded a medal in the Panama Exposition. In 1959, she was chosen officially as one of the top Ten Famous Chinese Tea.
Xinyang Maojian Tea Benefits:
Xinyang maojian tea is an excellent choice for tea lovers who nee a relaxing drink, Xinyang Maojian Green Tea contains a large number of water-soluble minerals amino, tea polyphenols, protein, a variety of vitamins and other nutrients, these ingredients are required by the human body nutrition.
Drinking Xinyang Maojian Tea can not only supplement the needs of the human body water, but also to supplement the human body needs protein, vitamins, etc. which has a high health care efficacy. It could be a reduced risk for heart disease. The antioxidants in Xinyang Maojian green tea can help block the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol, increase HDL (good) cholesterol and improve artery function.
The Xinyang Maojian Tea harvested before Qing Mingqian (April 5) is called Xinyang Maojian Mingqian Tea, while harvested before Gu Yu (April 20) is called Xinyang Maojian Yuqian Tea, harvested after Gu Yu is called Xinyang Maojian Late Spring Tea.
How to Brew Xinyang Maojian Tea:
To brew Xinyang Maojian Tea, porcelain Gaiwan or glass cup is suggested as brewing tool.
In Chinese Gongfu Way,
Serving Size: 3g
Water: 150ml with temperature around 80℃
4 steeps: rinse, 30s, 60s, 90s, 120s.
The rinse time around 5s.
According to the fresh tea leaves,Longjing is divided into six grades: Superior and then 1 down to 5 according to the quality and the number of bud and leaves. The different grades tea main features as follows.
Special Grade :One bud one leaf, just beginning to unfold. Leaves flat & smooth
Grade 1 :One bud one leaf, opened, also one bud and two leaves just beginning to unfold. Leaves quite flat and smooth
Grade 2: A bud and two leaves. Leaves unfolded. Quite flat leaves
Grade 3: A bud and two leaves, May be some leaves opposite each other. Leaves flattish
Grade 4: A bud and two/three leaves (which are opposite each other). Leaves flattish, but broader and not so smooth
Grade 5: A bud and three leaves or two leaves opposite each other. Leaves rough.
Longjing tea benefits:
The nutrition contained in every two grams of Longjing Tea are total of 21 calories, 10 miligrams of sodium, 3 grams of total carbs, and 1 gram of dietary fiber.
Longjing tea has rich antioxidant content. The tea contains vitamin C, amino acids, caffeine, fluorine and has one of the highest concentrations of catechins, as most finer Chinese green teas. So the longjing tea has many health benefits.
How to brew Longjing tea?
To get a cup of delicious longjing tea, you should know how to brew it.
Preparation: Get some Longjing tea, a glass cup, and a bottle of mineral spring water ready, and then put three grams (one teaspoon) of tea into the cup.
Clean the tea leaves: Pour a little (about 50ml) heated spring water (80°C to 90°C) into the cup. Gently swirl the cup, and then pour out the water, keeping the tea leaves in the cup. This should clean off any dust etc. on the tea from the manufacturing process.
Brew the tea: pour 150ml (the leaves: water ratio should be about 1:50) of 85°C water into the cup, and wait for about 3 to 5 minutes until the tea leaves have dilated owing to the absorption of the water.
Drink the Tea: Drink the tea in the following three minutes, and you can enjoy a perfect cup of Longjing tea.
Different grades brewed longjing tea have different features, mainly show in color, taste, smell.
In terms of color, high quality leaves are a clear, bright green color and low quality leaves are a darker green color, not as emerald green, but more of a yellowish green.
In terms of Taste, a high quality tea has a smooth, mellow, refreshing taste with a hint of natural sweetness. A low quality tea has a mild taste, and can be slightly bitter.
In terms of Smell, high quality teas are very fragrant and have a delicate, long-lasting aroma. Low quality teas only have a very mild and slight aroma.
The picking time is vital for the tea quality. Longjing picking has three characteristics: early, tender and diligent. As a saying goes "Tea leaves are a treasure if picked earlier while it is useless as grass if picked too late." In terms of picking time, the earlier, the better. This is the reason why the mingqian tea is best in quality. The high quality tea will use more tender buds in most cases. The buds and leaves are of the same size, in even and orderly form, and aren't damaged by the plant disease when picking. The frequent picking is also a feature of longjing. This assure longjing tea plucked is fresh and timely.
Store in airtight, opaque packaging; keep refrigerated.
Firstly, extending the leaves in a bamboo basket for 8 to 10 hours to let the wind take away about 30% water.
Secondly, roasting the leaves in a steel pan. The temperature is about 80-100°C and roasting for 20 minutes. The roasting is done by hand all the time. Roasting longjing tea including the following steps: grasp, toss, shake, pile, throw, buckle, press and grind, which called" 8 Hand Movement". The experienced know well when and how to use the certain movements to make the tea roast well.
Thirdly, after roasting, the water in tea leaves decrease to 10%. This step is to cool tea leaves down in a bamboo basket for about 40-60 minutes.
Finally, examine the tea and get rid of the broken pieces. And roasting good tea in the pan again with a temperature of 60-70 °C for about 20-25 minutes, until it reduces the water to about 5%. Till now, the longjing tea finished all steps.
Wake up your body and call out to your soul with a cup of fragrant breakfast tea.
That peaceful moment when your morning tea is brewing and your toast is browning is the perfect time to combat some of the work from home joint pain or stiffness that comes with swapping your office chair for a sectional.
Before clocking in from the couch, get ahead of your tight shoulders and back with some morning stretches.
No brain power is required, as you obviously haven't sipped your caffeine yet.
Sit on the floor with your left leg extended in front of you. Bend your right knee to the side and place your right foot against your left inner thigh.
Take a deep breath in and then slowly let it out as you reach both hands toward your left toes and hold. If you can't reach your toes, grab your shin instead.
Hold this position for 10 full breaths, taking five seconds for each exhale.
Stand in a doorway and place your right arm on the frame beside you. Keep the elbow bent at 90 degrees.
Lean into the stretch by stepping forward through the doorway with your arm staying in place on the door frame. You should feel a nice stretch across your chest, as the wall pulls your torso into an upright posture.
Hold for 10 full breaths, taking five seconds for each exhale.
Switch sides and repeat.
Tilt your head toward your right shoulder.
Rotate your neck to the left to look up toward the ceiling.
Gently pull your head further toward your right shoulder using your right hand.
While maintaining that gentle pull, rotate your neck to look down toward the floor.
Do five rotations, looking at the ceiling and then the floor. Breathe deeply and slowly while you move. Release and repeat on the other side.
Sit in a chair with your right ankle crossed over your left knee.
Slowly, push your right knee down toward the floor with your right hand.
Hold for 10 full breaths, taking five seconds for each exhale.
Repeat on the other side.
Honeysuckle or Lonicera in Chinese is called as jin yin hua (gold and silver flower).It is famous for both medicine and food that enjoys good fame in China. It with Medicinal taste with a light hint of vanilla flavor. Blends well with Chrysanthemum flowers for added sweetness.
Honeysuckle tea belongs to the category of herbal tea.
Pick the 4-6g honeysuckle tea into the cup, brew it with boiling water for 3-5 minutes then drink , every cup of tea can be repeated brew until diluted.Or it can be made into iced tea.It's a simple recipe, made similarly to traditional iced tea, but with Honeysuckle flowers instead.
Anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects.
Dispersing heat and dispersing pathogenic factors.
The fragrance is pure and meaningful, the soup is yellow-green and bright, and the taste is delicious and sweet.Honeysuckle Iced Tea is the perfect refreshing drink to cool off on a hot day. The sweet taste of childhood
Honeysuckle flower tea does not have any caffeine in it. It is an herbal infusion and therefore doesn't have the caffeine that a black tea or a green tea would have.
Chrysanthemum buds tea is also the best choice for autumn, which can play the role of clearing the lungs and reduce internal heat. Autumn is the season of chrysanthemum harvest. In autumn, not only can you drink fresh and delicious chrysanthemum tea, chrysanthemum tea can nourish liver and kidney yin, clear liver and improve vision.
Chrysanthemum is rich in vitamin A, which is an important substance to protect eye health, and is also a good medicine for TCM doctors to treat various eye diseases. People who often feel dry eyes, especially those who use computers regularly, can drink more chrysanthemum tea.
In the autumn, the weather is getting cold, the yang-qi is weakening, and the physiological functions of the human body will also be reduced. This season needs to add more energy and nutrition.
Drinking black tea:increase the body warm the cold
Soaking a pot of black tea can warm the body and also nourish the body's yang-qi.The black tea is rich in various sugars and proteins, has the effect of themogenesis and warm abdomen, can enhance the body's ability to resist cold. Some people like to add sugar or milk to it, so it will taste more delicious, and it can also increase nutrition. The good effect of black tea will be better.
Drinking black tea:nourishing the stomach
After the black tea is fermented, the tea polyphenol will undergo an oxidation reaction under the action of oxidase, and the tea polyphenol content in the body is reduced, and the stimulation to the stomach is also small. The oxidized tea polyphenols in black tea have the effect of helping the body to digest.
Drinking black tea:protection against the cold
Black tea has the effect of preventing colds. Black tea has a strong antibacterial ability. It can prevent the cold virus from "invasion" by using black tea mouthwash. It can also prevent tooth decay!
If you are sure which black tea to drink, we offer a sample combination, please try.
In the autumn, the weather is changing. Not only when the temperature is cold, but also when the air is dry, the dry air is easy to hurt the lungs, which can cause dry mouth, dry cough, and even skin allergies, respiratory allergies, colds and other symptoms. So what kind of tea is best for drinking in the fall?
Because oolong tea is a semi-fermented tea between black tea (mild) and green tea (cool). At this time, drink a cup of black tea that is neither cold nor hot, and it can not only remove the heat accumulated in the summer body, but also moisturize, throat, restore the body fluid, and adapt the body to natural conditions. It is the best drink in the fall.
The most representative of oolong tea is "Tie Guanyin" and "Dahongpao" and other products. Because it is semi-fermented tea, it is rich in minerals such as iron and calcium. It contains ingredients that promote digestive enzymes and break down fat. It inhibits the absorption of fat and makes it difficult to convert excess sugar into fat. Tea soup contains aromatic compounds that dissolve oils and help digest foods such as meat and oil. If you drink it for a long time, it will not only lower your cholesterol, but also help you lose weight and build body. Modern scientific research at home and abroad confirms that oolong tea has outstanding health functions in addition to general tea, such as refreshing and thinking, eliminating fatigue, revitalizing diuretic, antipyretic and heatstroke prevention, sterilization and anti-inflammatory, detoxification and disease prevention, digestion and detoxification, weight loss and bodybuilding. Special effects such as blood lipids and anti-aging. Its beauty and fitness effect is quite popular in the modern era.
If you are sure which oolong tea to drink, we offer a sample combination， please try.
Chrysanthemum buds tea or chrysanthemum flower tea buds is a type of floral herbal tea made by using young chrysanthemum flowers. Chrysanthemum buds is also known as tai ju, while Hangzhou White Chrysanthemum is the name of the fully-bloomed flower, because Chrysanthemum buds tea is picked from young buds, that it usually harvested around the end of October, it is cleaner and the petals are more complete.
Chrysanthemum Buds Tea Benefits:
Chrysanthemum buds tea is a caffeine-free tea, so you can drink it every time you like not worry about sleep.
Chrysanthemum buds tea is full of vitamins, with especially high levels of vitamin A, the B spectrum, and C. Drink chrysanthemum buds tea helps boost your immune system and keeps you functioning in tip-top health.
Chrysanthemum buds tea is also a good cooling tea. The tea has a natural cooling effect that reduces heat and the associated inflammation that can damage your body.
Chrysanthemum buds tea has a great healing effect. Chrysanthemum buds tea will be as a gentle way to detox the liver and kidneys by cooling down any excess heat. This help balance the body’s energy and promotes good all-over health.
Chrysanthemum buds tea also helps with dry eyes and itchiness—and anecdotal evidence suggests that it may clear floaters in your vision.
How to Brew Chrysanthemum Buds Tea:
It is suggested to use a porcelain gaiwan or glass teapot to brew rose buds tea
Serving Size: 3g
Water: 150ml with temperature around 100℃
4 steeps: 2mins, 3mins, 4mins, 5mins.
You can improve the taste by changing the amount or adding rock candy, milk, and honey according to your personal preference. You can also drink it matched with some dried goji or green tea, black tea.
Rose buds tea or rose flower tea buds is a type of herbal tea made from rose flower buds. Oriarm rose buds tea have two types, one is from Pingying, Shandong Province, called pingying rose buds tea, the other is from Lijiang, Yunnan province called golden edge rose buds tea or yunnan rose tea buds .
Pingying rose buds tea is from the ecological tea garden located in Yudai river basin, in Pingyin county, Ji’nan, Shandong province. This area is surrounded by mountains, and there is narrow and long valley in the middle with a moderate climate. Pingyin county is called the township of rose. It has a long history of cultivation, and is famous for its big petals, thick color, rich fragrance and excellent quality.
Irrigated by icy snow water in the Yulong Snow Mountain in Lijiang, golden edge rose buds tea has a great grown environment. The natural irrigation of glacial snow water and clean and fresh natural climate have created a beautiful legend of green ecology and first-class quality.
Rose Buds Tea Benefits:
Rose buds tea is a fragrant and fruity beverage that is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making it an ideal drink whenever your body needs a boost. Rose buds tea is a good skin tea, it is rich in nutrients, which can make you beautiful, it also reduces the effects of ageing and promotes a clear and healthy skin.
How to Brew Rose Buds Tea:
It is suggested to use a porcelain gaiwan or glass teapot to brew rose buds tea
Serving Size: 3g
Water: 150ml with temperature around 90℃
4 steeps: 2mins, 3mins, 4mins, 5mins.
You can improve the taste by changing the amount or adding rock candy, milk, and honey according to your personal preference.