In the UK, tea time happens in the late afternoon, when the kettles start boiling and energy demands skyrocket. Everything stops and everyone relaxes enjoying tea and snacks.
Spot Of Tea?
In America, tea time is any and all the time. Popularity of tea took a plunge in December of 1773. A group of colonists in Boston, Mass known as The Sons Of Liberty dressed as Mohawk Indians to dump 90,000 pounds of tea into the harbor. Samuel Adams may have planned this act. We know he worked hard defending this wild protest that resulted from what the colonists say was total frustration of taxation without representation. You think Mr. Adams already had oats, hops and yeast ready for the alternative beverage?
The tea-plant is known as Camellia sinensis. It is an evergreen, like the pine tree. Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world after water. It takes anywhere from 7-13 years to harvest. The tea less processed has a higher concentration of antioxidants. White and green teas have the highest catechins (antioxidants) and darker teas, lower levels of these substances. Dark and lighter teas may lower risk of cardiovascular conditions. Lighter teas seem to be more protective against cancers related to the lower intestine/colon when obesity is present in the patient.
Japanese Tea Pots Keeps The Brew So Hot, Tastes Delicious, Easy To Use
Loose tea offers the most benefits. You get fresher, more aromatic leaves with higher amounts of antioxidants. Yes, it is not as convenient as bagged tea. Try it, the effort is no more than measuring out grounds for your morning coffee.
Who Doesn’t Try Loose Tea!!!! 🙂