Monday, 18 July 2011

Tea Time With Teacup

Nature’s Basket held a Tea Workshop along with “TeaCup” on Friday the 15th, to treat its customers to a fine afternoon of High Tea, where Radhika from Tea Cup demonstrated the health benefits and effects of invigorating tea blends and infusions and shared recipes to make tea an exciting affair in everyday life. Forgo the masala chai for an array of herbal infusions and teas for different times of the day and notice how these blends perk up your energy levels and kept you mentally active and cheerful! For those who missed out on the workshop, here is a peek into some of the tips and recipes that were shared.









Bright and Early Tea Start your day in an invigorating way with:

Longjing Chinese Green Tea:

Longjing tea, from the mountain lakes of Hangzhou in China, is one of the purest and most popular green teas. These Pan fired leaves yield a pale yellow liqueur and a slightly sweet cherry blossom aroma

Yield : 2 servings

  • One teaspoon Longjing tea

  • 2 cups boiling water

Method:

  1. Warm a teapot and teacup with hot water, drain and dry them.

  2. Spoon one tsp green Longjing tea in the teapot, add the boiling water.

  3. Cover with a tea towel or tea cozy and steep for 5 mins.

  4. Stir and strain into the hot cups

Tea Tips:

  • Green teas like the Chinese Longjing and Darjeeling Green aids in weight loss alongside a healthy diet as it aids in a great detox.

  • As these teas are plantation fresh the same leaves can be brewed upto 4 times.

  • Do not add any sugar or milk to gain maximum benefits from the tea leaves.

  • Teacup recommends from the tea racks at Natures Basket: Dilmah’s natural Green Tea and Green Tea infused with Lemon Grass leaves make an excellent breakfast tea option

Oolong Shanghai Style

Many regard Oolong as the ultimate accompaniment to meals with its vibrant oven-fried toasty aroma. The medium fired leaves exude a light toasty sweetness which is both hearty and light.

Yield : 2 servings

  • One teaspoon Oolong Shanghai Style tea

  • 2 cups boiling water

Method:

  1. Warm a teapot and teacup with hot water, drain and dry them.

  2. Spoon One tsp Oolong tea in the teapot, add the boiling water

  3. Cover with a tea towel or tea cozy and steep for 5 minutes

  4. Stir and strain into the hot cups.

Tea Tips:

  • Swirl these with cinnamon sticks or vanilla pods to get a fragrant whiff which eases digestion after a heavy meal.

  • The same leaves can be brewed upto 3 times.

  • Teacup recommends from the tea racks at Natures Basket: Ty-hoo Teas Ginger variant a light brisk black tea with natural ginger flavor which partners any Indian meal

  • Vanilla pods too are easily available across all stores

Buy green tea online from Natures Basket store at best prices!!

3 comments:

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