Tea, Become an Expert , part 2 Margaret Harris Margaret’s Fine Imports 5872 Forbes Ave., Pgh, PA 1521 (412) 422-1606  www....
Today’s Agenda <ul><li>Tea - quiz </li></ul><ul><li>How to make good cup of tea </li></ul><ul><li>Storing tea </li></ul><u...
Proper Tea Steeping General Guidelines <ul><li>Water used for tea should be of good quality, preferably bottled or filtere...
Proper Tea Steeping  General Guidelines <ul><li>Warm the teapot with a small amount of hot water and discard it </li></ul>...
Steeping of Black Tea <ul><li>Hot water, just under the boiling point  </li></ul><ul><li>(about 210 degrees – bring to boi...
Steeping of Green Tea <ul><li>Cooler water than for black tea (approx. 180-185 degrees) </li></ul><ul><li>Wait for about 3...
Steeping of Oolong Tea <ul><li>Water temp 195 – 210 degrees </li></ul><ul><li>Time vary depending on the variety of Oolong...
Steeping of Rooibos & Tisanes <ul><li>Use hot water, just under the boiling point </li></ul><ul><li>Steep for 5-7 min </li...
Tea Storage <ul><li>Dry, cool , dark area, away from strong odors </li></ul><ul><li>The size of the container should match...
Health Benefits of Tea <ul><li>Great beverage: no sodium, fat, carbonation, or sugar, calorie free </li></ul><ul><li>Conta...
Health Benefits of Tea cont’d Research Studies <ul><li>Drinking 3-5 cups of tea per day may lower “bad” cholesterol (LDLs)...
More Health Benefits of Tea <ul><li>There have been thousands of studies done about health benefits of tea in famous clini...
Health Benefits of Tea cont’d <ul><li>prevent heart disease </li></ul><ul><li>lower stress hormone cortisol </li></ul><ul>...
Health Benefits of Herbs, examples : <ul><li>Headaches: passionflower, rosemary, scullcap </li></ul><ul><li>Memory Loss: g...
Tea & Weight Loss <ul><li>Helps reduce cravings or can be a substitute for highly caloric dessert (Chocolate Mint Rooibos,...
Tea & Good Mood <ul><li>L-thiamine in tea increases the serotonine levels, responsible for pleasant feelings </li></ul><ul...
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  1. 1. Tea, Become an Expert , part 2 Margaret Harris Margaret’s Fine Imports 5872 Forbes Ave., Pgh, PA 1521 (412) 422-1606 www.margaretsfineimports.com “ In my own hands I hold a bowl of tea; I see all of nature represented in its green color. Closing my eyes I find green mountains and pure water within my own heart. Silently sitting alone and drinking tea, I feel these become a part of me.” Sohitsu Sen Grand Master XIV Urasenke School of Tea
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda <ul><li>Tea - quiz </li></ul><ul><li>How to make good cup of tea </li></ul><ul><li>Storing tea </li></ul><ul><li>Health Benefits of Tea </li></ul><ul><li>Health Benefits of Herbs </li></ul><ul><li>Tea & Weight Loss </li></ul><ul><li>10 min Intermission </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing Tea: Demonstration </li></ul>
  3. 3. Proper Tea Steeping General Guidelines <ul><li>Water used for tea should be of good quality, preferably bottled or filtered, but tap water will usually do just fine </li></ul><ul><li>Distilled, fluoridated, hard or highly chlorinated water is not recommended </li></ul><ul><li>Water should be just brought to the boiling point, over boiling may cause too much oxygen to escape resulting in flat taste. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Proper Tea Steeping General Guidelines <ul><li>Warm the teapot with a small amount of hot water and discard it </li></ul><ul><li>Use approx. 1 flat teaspoon (or use special measure spoon) of dry tea per cup of water (6-7oz </li></ul><ul><li>Note : Average American cup (mug) holds about 12-14oz of water, so you have to double this amount of tea! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Steeping of Black Tea <ul><li>Hot water, just under the boiling point </li></ul><ul><li>(about 210 degrees – bring to boil first, then let it cool of just a bit, 1 min) </li></ul><ul><li>Steep for approx. 3-5 min </li></ul>
  6. 6. Steeping of Green Tea <ul><li>Cooler water than for black tea (approx. 180-185 degrees) </li></ul><ul><li>Wait for about 3 min after bolining </li></ul><ul><li>Steep only for 1-2 min ! Green tea is like a delicate food or fresh leaf vegetable, hot water or prolonged steeping might burn green tea leaves, producing a bitter taste </li></ul>
  7. 7. Steeping of Oolong Tea <ul><li>Water temp 195 – 210 degrees </li></ul><ul><li>Time vary depending on the variety of Oolong tea: 2-3 min </li></ul>
  8. 8. Steeping of Rooibos & Tisanes <ul><li>Use hot water, just under the boiling point </li></ul><ul><li>Steep for 5-7 min </li></ul><ul><li>These “teas” won’t get bitter like other true teas </li></ul>
  9. 9. Tea Storage <ul><li>Dry, cool , dark area, away from strong odors </li></ul><ul><li>The size of the container should match the amount of tea, if there is too much empty space with air tea will continue to oxidize </li></ul><ul><li>and deteriorate </li></ul><ul><li>Not in freezer or refrigerator </li></ul>
  10. 10. Health Benefits of Tea <ul><li>Great beverage: no sodium, fat, carbonation, or sugar, calorie free </li></ul><ul><li>Contains antioxidants (flavonoids) that counteract free radicals, which cause damage of body elements and contribute to chronic diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Green tea contains 8-10 times the amount of antioxidants found in any other foods and beverages available to humans </li></ul>
  11. 11. Health Benefits of Tea cont’d Research Studies <ul><li>Drinking 3-5 cups of tea per day may lower “bad” cholesterol (LDLs) </li></ul><ul><li>People who drunk tea in large quantities had a much decreased risk of colon cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Tea drinking women had a higher bone density than women who didn’t drink tea </li></ul><ul><li>In laboratory tests green tea antioxidants inhibited the production of plaque by bacteria, tea is also high in Fluoride </li></ul>
  12. 12. More Health Benefits of Tea <ul><li>There have been thousands of studies done about health benefits of tea in famous clinics (including Mayo Clinic) that also have shown that tea can help to: </li></ul><ul><li>prevent blood clots (caution: people taking blood thinners may shouldn’t consume large quantities of green tea) </li></ul><ul><li>protect against cognitive decline </li></ul><ul><li>help in weight loss </li></ul><ul><li>improve insulin sensitivity </li></ul><ul><li>boost immunity </li></ul>
  13. 13. Health Benefits of Tea cont’d <ul><li>prevent heart disease </li></ul><ul><li>lower stress hormone cortisol </li></ul><ul><li>prevent gallstones </li></ul><ul><li>protect liver from damage by alcohol and other harmful chemicals </li></ul>
  14. 14. Health Benefits of Herbs, examples : <ul><li>Headaches: passionflower, rosemary, scullcap </li></ul><ul><li>Memory Loss: ginco, rosemary </li></ul><ul><li>Sore Throat: kava, licorice, thyme </li></ul><ul><li>Cold: echinacea, licorice, thyme,ginger, rosehip </li></ul><ul><li>Bloating, Flatulence: chamomile, ginger, peppermint </li></ul><ul><li>Constipation: dandelion root, senna, St. Mary’s thistle </li></ul><ul><li>Arthritis: burdock, ginger, nettle </li></ul><ul><li>Low Libido: damiana, Korean ginseng, withania </li></ul>
  15. 15. Tea & Weight Loss <ul><li>Helps reduce cravings or can be a substitute for highly caloric dessert (Chocolate Mint Rooibos, Ginger Peach tea) </li></ul><ul><li>Increases insulin effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>helps decrease cholesterol </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulates thermo genesis, which speeds up the fat burning process </li></ul><ul><li>Antioxidants in tea (mostly EGCG) increase metabolism rate and fat burning </li></ul>
  16. 16. Tea & Good Mood <ul><li>L-thiamine in tea increases the serotonine levels, responsible for pleasant feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s not forget that just making tea, inhaling its aroma, sitting comfortably to drink it, relaxing and taking a break from everyday stress, sharing time with friends and family, can be a source of great pleasure and so benefit our mental and emotional health!  </li></ul>

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