Friday, September 19, 2008

Tea Basics - Part One

Tea is just water and leaves. It is that simple. It is that complicated.

To be a bit more specific... tea is the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, which have been skillfully picked and prepared using ancient methods. When these leaves are steeped in hot water the resulting brew is truly refreshing and incredibly flavorful. With teas great variety and health promoting properties, it is no mystery why tea is second only to water as the worlds most popular beverage.

My next five posts will contain some very basic information about green tea (綠茶), oolong tea (烏龍茶), black tea (which is known as red tea in China) (紅茶), white tea (白茶) and puer tea (普洱茶). I will build on this information as the blog evolves.

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