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Happy New Year !

I wish you a happy new year 2013 on the way of tea.

One of the most overlooked brewing factor

Time !
How many times did i hear “my tea is too bitter” or “it tastes like grass”. One should never overlook the brewing time written on the label or the box of tea. This is especially true for green teas, which quickly becomes too strong when it exceeds 3 minutes of brewing.
We could sum things up like this :

  • Green Tea : 3 minutes Max
  • Black Tea : 4 minutes Max
  • Wulong/thé blanc : 5 minutes at least

Beware though, this reminder isn’t very accurate and kinda personal! For more accuracy, use the brewing table.
Several other tools are also available, TeaDroid my Android application, a timer dedicated to tea. Or this gorgeous hourglass with sand color and time according to the type of tea.

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Two nice little guys

In the big family of funny infusers, it is my pleasure to introduce to you :

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Mister tea swimmer and mister tea fisher !
Invite them at your place, they will bring you a good cup of tea.

Did you know about tea bags…

We all have been using tea bags at some point. Some find it easy to store other find it easy to brew because it’s already dosed. Most of them tea bags are made of paper fiber but there are also tea bags made of polylactide (bioplastic).
But did you know that tea bags were originaly designed to store, ship and sell tea around the world? The loose tea was actualy intended to be removed from the bags by customers, but they found it easier to prepare tea with the tea enclosed in the bags.

Tea bags were introduced in 1908 by Thomas Sullivan of New York.

Kickstart your day

Yunnan Tea Cubes

Yunnan Golden Cubes by skjarpe

Bruce Lee and tea

Bruce Lee Diet Rule #5 – Drink tea

Bruce would drink tea every day, sometimes mixing honey with it. Tea contains many anti-oxidents and has certain substances that can increase the bodies immune system dramatically. It is a common fact that people who drink more tea have a stronger immune system.

His favourite kind of tea’s were Lipton (mixed with honey) or a Chinese tea called Li-Cha. This is a black tea and should be mixed with a small amount of milk and sugar. Tea is an excellent way of hydrating the body along with giving it essential ingredients to improve many bodily functions. Bruce drank hundreds of types of tea’s and was his favourite beverage.

Cigarettea

Don’t smoke tea, drink cigarettes.

What a nice intro for a funny product! In those fake cigarettes tobacco has been replaced with tea for a unique brewing experience. Can you imagine people’s reaction when they will see you remove a “cigarette” from the package and dip it in hot water… And then drink that odd beverage later on. Surprise guaranteed!