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.
Tea 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.
-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.