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Tea of Rooibos

Tea of Rooibos – red South African tea, it still name the Elixir of Bushmen. The red bush meets only in Africa, there it is considered a national drink. The bush concerns family bean and grows only in Southern Africa. The exact history of occurrence of tea of Rooibos is unknown, it is connected with set of legends and riddles. On legends of the African tribes, magnanimous gods have presented to people tea of Rooibos as a source of a sound health, long youth and vigorous energy. Instead of leaves on a plant of a needle, a branch very long red color. Read the rest of this entry »

Tea Lapacho

lapachoLapacho is tea a drink prepared of the crushed bark of tree Lapacho tecome, named also «an ant tree». «The ant tree» in the South America in tropical jungle of Argentina, Peru and Mexico grows. There lives this high evergreen tree till 700 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Indian Tea

Stories of the Indian tea already more than 150 years, it has begun in 1863 when the English ships of the East Indian company have brought from China tea-plants to India and began to grow up them in Assam. The crop hasn’t kept itself waiting, and tea plantations began to develop in other areas of the country. Traditions of manufacturing of the Indian tea pass from father to son. Tea possesses fine curative properties. Read the rest of this entry »

White tea “Silver Threads”

Already more than two millenia in China are grown up tea «Silver Threads». After all Heavenly Empire only in the end of the nineteenth century has handed over the in the lead positions in the tea markets. The basic advantage of elite tea silver threads consists in the harmonious and balanced connection of four refined components – careful, manual gathering of tea leaves; magnificent color of infusion; magnificent aroma and divine taste. The high-quality raw materials selected manually from which tea «Silver Threads» is made, give it the refined aroma and unique, unique taste. Therefore it deservedly carry to elite and expensive grades. Read the rest of this entry »

Puer tea

Black tea in China name years the sustained tea. The most well-known black tea – “Puer”, is named by name of cities where it sold. The special technology of its manufacture exists in a province of Junnan. The subtlety of its manufacture consists, first, as a tea leaf having special taste, aroma and structure, and secondly, in technology of processing in which result tea turns out strongly fermented. Read the rest of this entry »

Tea mixes (blends)

The tea blends of black teas most known in the world:

* the English breakfast (English Breakfast). The concrete recipe of the given blend in many respects depends on firm-manufacturer since rigid standards here don’t exist. As a rule, it is a mix from среднелистовых кимунов and the Indian or Ceylon teas.
Variants towards prevalence in the given mix or towards prevalence of the Indian teas are possible. Therefore flavoring qualities of “the English breakfast» vary.
* the Irish breakfast (Irish Breakfast). Usually this blend is a mix from Assam sredne – and мелколистовых teas, sometimes it with insignificant addition of ordinary Indian or Ceylon teas. Differs a fortress, intensive red color of infusion, strong tartness and expressive aroma. Read the rest of this entry »

Green tea

There is a large quantity of versions of green tea. It make in 18 provinces of China. The main feature of manufacture of green tea consists in technology of processing at which there is no tea leaf fermentation. After gathering fresh tea leaves slightly  in the open air. This process name «greens murder». The more close under the characteristics green tea to the white less. As soon as leaves become soft and look faded, them it is traditional during some time subject to thermal processing. High temperature quickly dulls activity of enzymes and stops oxidation processes that allows tea to keep green color of leaves and a note of fresh greens in aroma. Also in tea medical natural biologically active substances of fresh leaves remain and during time they are liberated in a cup with tea. Read the rest of this entry »

Yellow tea

Yellow teas produce only in China in a province Hunan.

In Europe yellow teas are a little known, as throughout many centuries it was forbidden to take out them from China on pain of the death penalty. It is known that the infringements connected with trade by tea and furthermore with its contraband, punished in China always rather severely, without respect of persons. So, for example, in XVI century for transfer of tea to foreigners imperial son-in-law Ou Jan-Lun has been sentenced to the death penalty by quartering. In the China yellow teas used originally only at court of the emperor, and subsequently – the higher dignitaries of empire and during religious ceremonies. Read the rest of this entry »

Turquoise tea (Oolong)

Oolong that is translated as «a black dragon», also name turquoise tea, or Tsincha. Turquoise is a free translation of a hieroglyph which means azure heavenly blueness, in Russian of an exact word for definition of this color simply isn’t present. The name of Oolong occurs from the place name — the rivers Oolong (“the river of a black dragon”), proceeding in a province Fujian which is the native land of these teas. Oolong concerns the semifermented teas, and has incorporated freshness and cleanliness of green tea, a saturation and sweet red, and fragrant aroma of flower tea. Read the rest of this entry »

Black Tea

Black tea (in China – red), so extended and favourite in Russia, is tea which has taken place as much as possible long technological chain in the course of manufacturing. Unlike green teas or black tea in the course of manufacture is exposed to a full fermentation that gives to a tea leaf characteristic black color and special “resinous” (or “balsam”) aroma. The manufacturing techniques of black tea are that: green tea leaves display a thin layer for drying on numbers of special racks. Drying process lasts 12-18 hours. As a result of withering, leaves lose a significant amount of a moisture and become very soft that allows to braid them easily. Read the rest of this entry »

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