Manufacturer of Assam orthodox and CTC Tea
Tea is made from the processed leaves of the tea plant Camellia sinensis.Tea breaks down into three basic types: black, green and oolong. Black tea, is one which has been allowed to be fully oxidized or fermented before firing (drying).Green tea skips the oxidation / fermentation step during processing. Oolong tea, is only partialy oxidized / fermented during processing. Herbal teas do not contain leaves of the tea plant. Herbal teas are made from a mixture of flowers, fruits, leaves , bark, roots etc of many different plants.
Tea is nearly 5,000 years old and was discovered, as legend has it, in 2737 b.c. by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of water which was being bolied for the Emperor.
Good quality water and proper brewing time are essential for a good cup of tea. Start with a preheated pot or cup (simply fill your teapot or cup with very hot water and let it stand for a moment befor rinsing it). Boil fresh cold water. In areas with poor tap water, use bottled or filtered water. Never use water from the hot water tap. Bring water to a rolling boil. Don't let it boil too long, as it will boil away the flavor releasing oxygen and result in a flat tasting cup of tea. Pour boiling water on tea leaves or a tea bag. Brew for 3 to 5 minutes. Add sweetner and milk to taste and serve.
Tea has a high content of vitamins and minerals. It contains ascorbic acid (vitamin C) in amounts comparable to a lemon. Tea also contains several B vitamins which are water soluble and quickly released into a cup of tea. Five cups of tea a day will provide 5-10% of the daily requirement of riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, and pantothenic acid. It will also provide approximately 5% of the daily requirement of magnesium, 25% of potassium, and 45% of the requirement for manganese. Researchhas shown that tea may help reduce the risk of strokes, heart disease, and also prevent some cancers.
Tea contains anywhere from 5 mg to 100 mg of caffeine per 200ml cup.