Does anybody knows this kind of tea that i search?
• Cambridge, England
25 Jan 12
Urban and Honor are both right, of course. There is nothing like a good cup of 'English' tea (which is actually a brew invented in China and India). However, there are other teas besides the amber coloured ones favoured in England. Green tea (tea which has not been fermented in the same way as Indian tea) is very much recommended as a refreshing, invigorating and healthful drink and there are many green teas which you can try. I suggest that you try several and discover which ones are your personal favourites. Green tea is also known for containing antioxidants and many other health-giving properties. There are also herbal 'teas' which use other dried leaves and herbs instead of the true tea leaf. Many people find mint refreshing, chamomile relaxing and things like rosehip or other fruit flavours energy giving. There is really nothing, though, which can substitute for real tea. Whatever tea you drink, nearly all of its 'stress relieving' properties come from the 'ceremony' of preparing and drinking it. From the 'English Teatime' to the 'Japanese Tea Ceremony' (which is almost a religious ritual), tea drinking is a legitimate excuse for making time to 'do nothing very much', to relax and to have conversation with other people. THAT is where the calming and invigorating properties REALLY come from!
26 Jan 12
"...which is actually a brew invented in China and India" So you say, but I am not so sure; yes they had green and oolong tea but did they have black tea? Some sources seem to indicate that black tea arose as a result of the long sea voyage to UK Nor, I am informed, are you correct in saying that only green tea is healthy and contains antioxidants, rather the same are present in black tea also all the best urban
• Cambridge, England
26 Jan 12
The fermentation and smoking of tea was certainly not a product of the sea voyage between India and the UK. The history is complex and evidence uncertain but several people in the tea industry claim that black tea was, in fact, invented in China rather than in India. While it is certain that British influence and preferences had a huge effect on the tea industry in India, tea first arrived in Britain from China and it was black tea, not green tea which became popular. The fermentation required for black tea oxidises the leaves, so there are likely to be fewer antioxidant properties in black tea than in green tea. I do not, you will notice, claim that black tea does not contain antioxidants (it does) nor do I say that black tea is not healthy. I merely say that green tea is "recommended" (without inferring that is is 'recommended in preference' to anything).
25 Jan 12
Perhaps you need the English tea ceremony Here is my method for the perfect cup of tea for the tea ceromony or afternoon tea, as we call it. The Method Firstly empty the kettle and clean it of any scale. Let the tap run and fill the kettle from fast running water. Pour a little of the boiling water into the teapot to warm it then discard To the teapot, ceramic not metal, add one teaspoon of good tea, such as English Breakfast Blend to the pot for each cup and one additional measure. When the water has boiled pour into the pot from a height to ensure maximum aeration. Stir and cover the pot with a cosy, leave for 3 to 5 minutes. The room. Ensure you have a quiet room, with perhaps a slow ticking clock (Less than one tick a second) and birdsong. Arrange the curtains or blinds so that the room is darkish but if possible with some sunlight filtering through. Whilst you are waiting for the tea to brew you will begin to relax and unwind. Enjoying the tea. Serve the tea on a tray with a small jug of cold milk, heating milk changes its flavour. Also you will need some cups, saucers and tea spoons. The teaspoons are important even if, like me, you don't take sugar since they produce the correct noise against the cup and saucer. Pour the tea on from a height to ensure maximum aeration and add just a little milk and sugar if desired but only a very small amount. Beginners may take some 'McVities Rich tea biscuits or Digestives, a cucumber sandwich but should avoid items such as scones that may be enjoyed by those proficient in the art. You may talk about the weather but conversation should have long pauses for reflection. If done correctly this will produce perfect relaxation and clarity of mind. all the best urban