A common method for brewing scented tea
Herbal tea is the simplest and most popular way to drink or drink after brewing. Herbal tea does not contain caffeine, low tannin, low calorie, but also rich in beneficial ingredients. All kinds of flowers and tea color, made of transparent colorless to nearly black, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and purple shades of color (mostly with light). And its fragrance, because it contains aromatic oil, whether it is mild, fresh, or strong smelling, have their own characteristics, and after the smell, people feel very happy.
As for the taste of herbal tea, some pure and elegant, and some mellow, refreshing, and some sweet and sour compatibility, and even Gan slightly bitter. Such as lavender, Mallow, lemon verbena, are color aroma and taste of tea plants. A lot of herbal tea can relieve stress, help sleep or refresh, help digestion, and make people happy. Its long-term benefits are moderate regulation of physiological functions, and for people with colds and chronic diseases, can fundamentally improve the physique. And the vast majority of herbal tea does not have side effects. Of course, herbal teas are less effective than herbal teas and must be consumed for weeks before they can be effective. Don't worry, drink too much and lead to too much dose, there is no limit to the amount of drink a day.
Compared with tea, herbal tea has more changes in its composition. The single material has its own unique flavor, while the mixed drink has a rich taste. Herbal teas are usually designed to blend flavor, to drink or to achieve a certain effect, so that the content is complementary or similar in health. Mixed drinks include mixture of flowers and plants, mixed flowers and fruits, mixed flowers and fruits and tea (also known as flavored tea) and other forms, giving them romantic names. In addition, the raw material of herbal tea can be dry or fresh. Many people planted herbs in their own garden, after the harvest is fresh for tea, or to the future first dry standby brew. As for the flowers and vegetables sold on the market, the raw materials are mostly dry goods, and they are all type (referring to the shape of the approximate freshness). The bags of tea are relatively less full, because tea bags must be quickly released, often using broken flowers as raw materials. Such raw materials in the cutting process of oxidation, resulting in the loss of aromatic oil, tea flavor can not help but a lot less. But herbal tea makes it easier to brew herbal tea, and because of its complex content, its taste is very popular.
The taste of herbal tea, can drink, can also be mixed with sugar, honey, milk, or put some slices of fresh fruit (lemon, citrus), spices (cinnamon and vanilla), fresh herbs such as Ye Hehua. In principle, additives are used to enhance or soften the taste of herbal tea. In addition to brewing herbal tea with water, you can also choose to brew with milk or wine. From this we can see that the world of herbal tea has its own colorful pleasures. Herbal tea in the west is a family drink, in the morning, before going to bed or after dinner tasting, you can create a warm atmosphere. In our country, &ldquo, the natural health drink &rdquo, has been well received. It belongs to the way of afternoon tea in city life and presents an elegant leisure mood. But both Chinese and foreign, the concept of health and herbal tea will be popular.
A lot of herbal tea can be used as a pot or in a pot, usually as one before. Flowers, leaves and other raw materials, because it is easier to release the inclusion components, the pot bubble method can be. If the material is fruit, bark, roots, stems and other tough parts, the pot boiling method can be used to obtain the essence, especially for the purpose of achieving efficacy.
Pots made of tea are made of stainless steel, glass or ceramic, and iron or aluminum products may cause chemical changes and are not suitable for use. First boil the water, then add the ingredients, continue to turn the small fire until the raw materials stretch out, the tea color and flavor are released, you can flameout. If you are using pot method, first with hot water temperature before brewing pot hot cup, add boiling water, not only when the temperature is too high, will affect play. In the process of tea and soak in the pot and the pot must be sealed, so as to avoid the volatile oil in tea plants with steam escape.
There are four kinds of common brewing methods, so the tea flavor is different, so we can try different ways of brewing according to their own tastes.
(a) the first boil with a small pot of herbal tea, with a small fire after the boil for about one minute, then the flowers and tea in a teapot, to brown thickened drinking. The tea brewing method, release the most rich and complicated, but for a long time.
(b) will be placed in the pot of herbal tea or a hopper, directly into the boiling water, flowers and tea fragrance spreading quickly, in real time, but the drawback is easy to produce flowers and crushing, tea crumbs.
(c) put half a pot of hot water in the teapot, then add the herbal tea, then fill the hot water. This bubble method, tea will be relatively clean, but because of the spread of flowers than the previous two kinds of foam method is slow, so brown will be lighter.
(d) first filled with hot water in the pot and then immersed into the tea plants, the global method, can keep the flowers intact, in addition soaking time can be longer, the flowers stretch slowly, tea will be more light.
The taste of the deployment and soak time
Generally speaking, tea plantsmaterial each about 1 teaspoon, 2 teaspoon of collocation sugar or honeyOr flavoring the stevia leaves with no heat. Seasoning is best for 2 to 3 minutes, then spoon to stir, taste better; if global component is large, with a whole pot of tea 500 ml, ideal for tea and sugar ratio of 3 to 2, the average infusion time was not more than 5 minutes.
Each herb tea has the most appropriate brewing time, depending on the characteristics of the flowers themselves and the location of the taking, master well, in order to make the essence of herbs (including color, aroma, taste and pharmacological functions) perfect presentation. Most likely to release the taste of flowers, leaves, soaked for 5~15 minutes range; as for the more tough fruit, bark, roots and so on, you need to soak for more than 15 minutes. As a result of a variety of herbs containing tannins, soak for too long will have no clear astringency, brown. In addition, the first bubble should be dipped longer, and then washed back to shorten the time.
In addition, the modulation of herbal tea, it is not appropriate to add honey, sugar, fresh milk, lemon and so on, too much, so as not to cover the natural flavor of herbal tea fragrance. Some plants itself is very heavy, hot water, a good smell will come out, suitable for immediate drinking, otherwise, soak for a long time, tea bitter, it may be difficult to swallow.
Resting time: no matter what kind of brewing method you use, you need to leave the whole pot of herbal tea for 2~3 minutes after the brewAnd let it release ingredients and tea.