Monday, November 3, 2008

tea

According to an old Chinese saying, it takes more than one’s lifespan to be able to taste all the flavors of tea in China, I must agree to this.

PhotobucketTea gives a different attitude when it touches my palette and the aroma is undeniably refreshing. It has a different aura compare to my cup of frappadoohdahs. Coffee as my first loved drink is one of the powerful olfactory stimuli since childhood. It gives a strong spur during the midnight study hours, 5-8 cups to keep me alive. In contrast, Tea is pretty new to me. I had a full recognition of tea just a few years ago after tasting a natural oolong. It was followed by jasmine,chamomile, and forest fruits black tea flavors. When my supply had gone out, I went back to coffee. But just last week, a friend of mine has been giving me different kinds of tea - the black, green and oolong at variety of flavors. I started with raspberry and blackcurrant black tea and then some green teas. I also had a taste of peach tea and my new favorite flavor, peppermint tea. Because of the freshness on it, I tried some exotic flavors, like the Korean Ginseng tea and the Japanese Original Green tea. And my palette got aroused too with the Venetian Tea. Tea has the antioxidants, the refreshing taste, and the natural stimulating scent. So if it's a chioce between coffee and tea, gotta choose both.

Tips:
-as much as possible use porcelain cups for it retains heat compare to other glasswares
-use distilled water because the minerals on water may affect the taste of the tea
-use fresh hot water
-let the tea steep for about 3 minutes and then begin enjoying a cup of enchantment. Do not remove the leaves from the cup. Once the water level is low - add more water, and so on and so on - until the flavor of the tea is exhausted.

10 comments:

kosa said...

taena..kala ko pa naman patalastas..wala lang nakikiangas... waaaahhhh adik ka pala sa kape? ilang tasa na nga ulit? 5-8? eh bat malibog ka pa rin? sabi kase sa reseache ang kape nakakawala ng libog sa mga lalake at pertiliti sa mga babae.. waaaahhhh taena.. o sige na sabi mo eh

yung tea nman di masyadong maganda sa bituka kapag palagi lagi... nadadamage yung layning ng istomak (siguro paiba iba oks)... minsan minsan oks sya pero kung ang alak mo at tea... ang tubig mo ay tea... ang softdrinks mo ay tea... di na maganda...waaaaaaaa ewan ko... yun ang chismax

faye said...

thanks for sharing sun..
tea is a practice here in germany during dinner..
i love jasmine tee or the black tea.
but not addict into it...lol

sunny said...

kosa reaserch p lang un, lol...inde p factual data that applies to all,lol..kaya nmn im still kicking like a 'toot"... ayus s amga info kosa! astig k bossing! salamt! haroo haroo

araw araw said...

okay din tlga jasmine faye kahit lasang bulaklak iniinom mo,lol! ayus ang tea nkkrelx lalo n yang jasmine,hehehehehe!

Amorgatory said...

red tea gustow kow,period wlang erase erasan na yan,hahahha.

bagito said...

hmmmmm... realy?

araw araw said...

amor ayus, saken kasi fenk tea tlga,hahahahaha!

filthyroom said...

bagito uu, hehehehe! salamt ulet sa dalaw, sa uulitin!

Joops said...

Tea is my drink, which my wife is against with.. She's encouraging me to drink water instead but I can't quit... I feel like Im energized when i have my tea...

sunny said...

tea has a different kind of energizer joops, its really nice to have a cup of tea before starting out your day. And it calms my tensed body too thats why i love to have it before dozing off...