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    • Insights into Tea
    • Women are like tea bags. They don’t know how strongthey are until they get into hot water. Eleanor Roosevelt
    • Strange how a teapotCan represent at the same time The comforts of solitudeAnd the pleasures of company. from Pathways: Restful Meditations
    • • The best quality tea must have creases like the leathern boot of Tartar horsemen, curl like the dewlap of a mighty bullock, unfold like a mist rising out of a ravine, gleam like a lake touched by a zephyr, and be wet and soft like a fine earth newly swept by rain.Lu Yu (d. 804), Chinese sage, hermit. Quoted in: Jason Goodwin, The Gunpowder Gardens, Introduction (1990), from the Cha Ching.
    • Who first discovered tea?1. A Japanese emperor, in 14032. A Chinese emperor, Shen Nung, in 2737 BC3. Sir Thomas Lipton, in 1608
    • Who first discovered tea?1. A Japanese emperor, in 14032. A Chinese emperor, Shen Nung, in 2732 BC3. Sir Thomas Lipton, in 1608
    • What country gave the gift of tea to the world?1. England2. Japan3. China4. India
    • What country gave the gift of tea to the world?1. England2. Japan3. China4. India
    • What country is the world’slargest producer and exporter of tea?1. India2. China3. Japan4. Sri Lanka
    • What country is the world’slargest producer and exporter of tea?1. India2. China3. Japan4. Sri Lanka
    • On a per capita basis, which country consumes the most tea?1. United States2. Ireland3. England4. China
    • On a per capita basis, which country consumes the most tea?1. United States2. Ireland3. England4. China
    • History of Tea• Tea plant is most likely indigenous to southern China’s Yunnan province.• It has been estimated that tea drinking goes back 5,000 years.• According to legend, in 2737 BC Chinese Emperor Shen Nung discovered tea.
    • Who invented the tea bag?1. Samuel Twinings, a British tea packer, in 18642. The Tetley Company, in 19023. John Sullivan, an American tea importer, in 1904
    • Who invented the tea bag?1. Samuel Twinings, a British tea packer, in 18642. The Tetley Company, in 19023. John Sullivan, an American tea importer, in 1904
    • What country invented iced tea?1. Great Britain, in 16502. United States, in 19043. Iceland, in 18944. France, in 1817
    • What country invented iced tea?1. Great Britain, in 16502. United States, in 19043. Iceland, in 18944. France, in 1817
    • Notable Dates in Tea History• 2737 BC Emperor Shen Nung, the “Divine Husbandman,” discovered tea when a tea leaf blew into his pot of boiling water.• 780 The first book of tea was published- the Ch’ Ching (The Classic of Tea) by Lu Yu.• 805 Tea makes its first appearance in Japan – a Buddhist priest after returning from his studies in China brought tea seeds to Japan.• 1618 First Chinese tea to reach Russia on the caravan route.• 1637 The Dutch/Portuguese were the first to bring tea to Europe overseas.• 1780 First Chinese tea seeds were brought from Canton to Calcutta.• 1839 The Assam Company was set up and expanded from Assam to Darjeeling and Northern India• 1848 First attempt to raise tea in North America.
    • Where does consumption of tea rank among beverages?1. Second to Coke and Pepsi2. First worldwide3. Second to water4. Behind coffee
    • Where does consumption of tea rank among beverages?1. Second to Coke and Pepsi2. First worldwide3. Second to water4. Behind coffee
    • American Tea Consumption• Annual consumption: In 2006, Americans consumed well over 50 billion servings of tea, or over 2.25 billion gallons.• On any given day, over 127 million Americans are drinking tea.• In 2006, about 83% of all tea consumed in America was Black tea.
    • Tea pot is on, the cups are waiting, Favorite chairs anticipating, No matter what I have to do, My friend theres always time for you. Anonymous
    • Tea EtiquetteSittingNapkinsStirring teaSpoon placementThe “pinkie finger”Preparing the scone
    • How did afternoon tea originate?1. Queen Victoria issued a proclamation2. Ancient Chinese tradition3. Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, experienced a “sinking” feeling4. As a social hour for early colonist
    • How did afternoon tea originate?1. Queen Victoria issued a proclamation2. Ancient Chinese tradition3. Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, experienced a “sinking” feeling4. As a social hour for early colonist
    • Which of the following is NOT a term for a tea you might have at The Ritz?1. Light Afternoon Tea2. Cream Tea3. Full Afternoon Tea4. High Tea
    • Which of the following is NOT a term for a tea you might have at The Ritz?1. Light Afternoon Tea2. Cream Tea3. Full Afternoon Tea4. High Tea
    • "A Proper Tea is much nicer than a Very Nearly Tea, which is one you forget about afterwards." (Poohs Little Instruction Book)
    • Types of Tea Menus• Cream Tea• Light Afternoon Tea• Full Afternoon Tea• Elevenses
    • Savories
    • Tea Breads
    • Sweets
    • Teas proper use is to amuse the idle, and relax the studious, and dilute the full meals of those who cannotuse exercise, and will not use abstinence. ~Samuel Johnson
    • All tea comes from which plant?1. Camellia japorica2. Camellia sinensis3. Many different plants
    • All tea comes from which plant?1. Camellia japorica2. Camellia sinensis3. Many different plants
    • Which of the following is a true tea?• Chamomile• Orange Pekoe• Silver Needle• Rooibos
    • Which of the following is a true tea?• Chamomile• Orange Pekoe• Silver Needle• Rooibos
    • Five Tea Types • Black Tea • Oolong Tea • Green Tea • White Tea • Pu’erh
    • Black Tea• Black tea is fully- oxidized. Freshly plucked green leaves are withered and then twisted or rolled to release and oxidize Lapsang Suchong natural enzymes. Finally, the leaves are dried to become the familiar black leaf noted for its rich, full- bodied liquor. Glendale
    • Black TeaCup Characteristics: pungent, good body (thick), rich, often sweet, some can take milk well, China black teas are often more complex and bright red brown to rich Lapsang Suchong smoky brown in color.
    • Black TeaTraditional origins:China, India, Sri Lanka
    • Oolong Tea• This partially oxidized tea traditionally comes from China and Taiwan. The flavors vary but are generally complex and gentle, sometimes fruity, and fragrant. Now Ti Kuan Yin Iron Goddess Oolong produced in India as well.
    • Oolong Tea• Cup characteristics: fragrant, rich, complex and sometimes fruity. The liquor can be as light as a green tea, or almost as dark as a Ti Kuan Yin Iron Goddess Oolong black tea.
    • Oolong Tea Traditional origin: China, Taiwan
    • Green Tea• Freshly picked green tea leaves are steamed or pan fired, rolled, and dried, not oxidized. Taste is Pinhead Gunpowder often vegetative.Lemon Green Pan-fired Green
    • Green Tea• Cup characteristics: – 1. Pan Fired from China, golden-green, vegetal, sometimes nutty. – 2. Steamed from Japan, fresh, bright green color, often grassy tasting, oceany or briny, and some with a roasted chestnut flavor and aroma. Lemon Green
    • Green TeaTraditional Origins: Japan and China
    • White Tea• Made from young tea leaves and buds that are carefully picked and slowly dried, often in the sun. The curled buds have a silvery-white color and brew a straw-colored Bai Mudan White Tea liquor.
    • White Tea• Cup Characteristics: smooth, sweet, light and delicate.
    • White Tea Traditional origin: Southeast China
    • Pu’erh• Pu’erh teas are first made into a primary tea, green or black. The leaves are then pile fermented with controlled moisture and temperature levels. They are best known for being pressed into dense cakes, which can assume a variety of forms and shapes. Also available as a loose leaf tea.
    • Pu’erh• Cup characteristics: known for earthy, musty aroma with a rich and thick, smooth taste. Many improve with age provided they are stored properly. Liquor colors vary from golden-green to coffee-black.
    • Pu’erh Traditional origins: Southeastern (Yunnan) China
    • Preparing a Perfect Pot of Tea
    • Preparing a Perfect Pot of Tea• Start with cold, filtered water• Bring it to a full boil for black, oolong, and pu’erh teas; not quite boiling for green and white teas• While water is boiling, fill tea pot with hot water to warm pot then empty to proceed• Put desired amount of tea in infuser or tea bag• Pour boiling water over black, oolong, and pu’erh tea leaves and steep for 4 minutes;• Put almost boiling water in pot then add green or white tea, steep green for 3 minutes, white for 2 minutes
    • Tea Accessories• Tea pot and/or cup (of course)• Tea measuring spoon• Infusers• Timer• Tea bag squeezer• Tea bag caddie• Tea pot warmer or cozie• Drip catcher
    • Steeping TemperatureOne easily remembered rule is: the lighter thetea, the cooler the water, the darker the tea, thehotter the water.• These temperatures are recommended:• White and green teas: 165-185 F• Oolong teas: 185- 200 F• Black and pu’erh teas: boiling
    • If you are cold, tea will warm you; If you are too heated, it will cool you; If you are depressed, it will cheer you;If you are excited, it will calm you. William Gladstone (1865) Victorian British Prime Minister
    • Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary.~Chinese Proverb
    • Health Benefits of Tea• Tea contains flavonoids, naturally occurring compounds that are believed to have antioxidant properties.• Antioxidants work to neutralize free radicals.• Tea flavoinoids may lower the risk of certain cancers.
    • • Tea-drinking has been associated with oral health and bone health.• Compounds in tea other than flavonoids have been shown to support the human immune system.• Preliminary research suggests that drinking tea may have effects on body weight, fat accumulation and insulin activity.
    • Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it still sings! ~Author Unknown
    • Tea is nought but this: First you heat the water, Then you make the tea. Then you drink it properly.That is all you need to know.“ Sen Rikyu,Zen Tea Master 1522-1591