Hi, there. I’m Enya Hsiao, a twelve-year-old girl who wears round glasses. I like to read and enjoy learning. I’m so glad that I have a chance to participate this project and hope you will find something new from my PPT.
The story of tea begins in ancient China. While Shen Nung was drinking the boiled water served by his servant, some leaves fell from a tree and accidentally landed in the cup of tea. As a renowned herbalist, he decided to try the new recipe made by nature. This resulting drink is now called Tea.
While tea became popular in Asia, Europe is rather lagged behind. There are only some brief mention of tea by the Portuguese. But it was not the Portuguese who first shipped back tea, this was done by the Dutch. In the sixteenth century, the Dutch had established a trading post on the island of Java, and it was via Java that in 1606 the first consignment of tea was shipped from China to Holland.
Since 1600, the British East India Company had a monopoly on importing goods from outside Europe, and it is likely that sailors on these ships brought tea home as gifts. But one of the coffee house—where they sell tea advert suggest that tea was still somewhat unfamiliar to most readers, so it is fair to assume that the drink was still something of a curiosity.
It was the marriage of Charles II to Catherine of Braganza that would prove to be a turning point in the history of tea in Britain. She was a Portuguese princess, and a tea addict, and it was her love of the drink that established tea as a fashionable beverage first at court, and then among the wealthy classes as a whole.
This kind of tea leaf is fragile and can only be grown in certain areas between the mountains and open country. Oolong tea leaves require moisture, but if the roots are exposed to too much water they’ll die. Therefore, due to the steep slopes of the mountains and the high elevation the cultivation of Oolong tea is perfect. Resulting in a unique world-class tea that has put Taiwan on the map in tea production.
After the tea leaves are harvested. It’s time for consumers to brew and have a nice dup of tea. There are four step to follow: At the beginning, select the tea you want to drink. Second, make sure the water is pure and clean. Third, pick a tea container that fits your mood. And finally, choose the right temperature to brew the tea, which meant to put boiling water into the container full of tea leaves. When hard work is done is time for you to relax.
Making tea of any sort, high quality of water is essential. This is especially true for Oolong tea because the subtle flavors will revealed through proper brewing techniques.
The best water for making oolong tea is spring water. If you don't have access to spring water, you can improve tap water by letting the chlorine escape before making the oolong. This is done by letting the water sit uncovered for 24 hours.
Water for making oolong tea should be just below the boiling point - about 85 - 95 degrees Celsius or 185 - 205 degrees Fahrenheit. Rather than measuring the temperature, try removing it from the heat when the large bubbles are just starting to form.
A typical Taiwanese oolong tea set consists of an unglazed clay teapot, a serving pitcher, a strainer, several small ceramic tea cups, a scoop for putting the oolong leaves in the pot, and a tray to capture water.