• It is an agricultural product of the leaves, leaf buds, and
internodes of the Camellia sinensis plant, prepared and cured by
• Tea also refers to the aromatic beverage prepared from the cured
leaves by combination with hot or boiling water, and is the
common name of the Camellias sinensis plant itself.
•After water tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the
• It has a cooling, slightly bitter, astringent flavour which many
Where did it come from?It’s a beverage that was found nearly five thousand years ago in Ancient
An old early Chinese story Emperor Shen Nung created the beverage by
accident, after stopping his carriage and boiling water, some leaves fell into
the hot water.
It became a religious culture for Buddhists, which then made the beverage
acceptable in Japanese culture.
The Japanese created the art form of tea making, making the beverage an
associated rich drink.
The Portuguese where the first European country to have
traded with East Asia for the beverage.
Holland became the first to take it over to the far West of the world and
introduced it to the America’s.
Two years later the beverage then made its way to English
Types of Tea
There are many types of tea that have originated
over the years. Many of which have been around
for thousands of years.
Some that are well known in
Chinese culture are:
White tea is a tea made with buds, and, in some
cases, young leaves which are sun dried or
dried by steaming. Like green tea, white tea is
Yellow tea usually implies a special tea processed
similarly to green tea, but with a slower drying
phase, where the damp tea leaves are allowed to sit
and yellow. The smell is sometimes misguided for
black if the tea is cured with other herbs, but
similarities in taste can still be drawn between
yellow, green and white teas.
Green tea is tea made solely with the leaves of
Camellia sinensis that have undergone minimal
oxidation during processing. Green tea originates
from China and has become associated with many
cultures in Asia from Japan and South Korea to the
Middle East. Recently, it has become more
widespread in the West, where black tea is
traditionally consumed. This is due to its
antioxidants and people becoming to have healthier
Oolong is a traditional Chinese tea somewhere
between green and black in oxidation. It ranges
from 10% to 70% oxidation. It is one of the most
popular types of teas served in typical Chinese
Black is a variety of tea that is more oxidised. Black
tea is normally of a stronger taste and also a higher
Black tea was the main tea that was brought into
the British Isle. We developed the taste for tea in
more of the upper class of Britain, it was a very
highly thought after of drink at the time.
After the years the tea market began to be accepted
into all of the British social classes, there became
more flavours available and ways of making the
BRITISH TEA RITUAL
The kettle is boiled and water poured into a tea pot.
Water is swirled around the pot to warm it and then poured out.
Loose tea leaves nowadays often tea bags or the dust from a ripped-open tea bag are then
added to the pot.
Water is added to the pot and allowed to brew for several minutes while a tea cosy is placed on
the pot to keep the tea warm.
Milk may be added to the tea cup, the host asking the guest if milk is wanted, although milk may
alternatively be added after the tea is poured
.A tea strainer, like a miniature sieve, is placed over the top of the cup and the tea poured in.
The straight black tea is then given to guests and they are allowed to add milk and sugar to their
.The pot will normally hold enough tea so as not to be empty after filling the cups of all the
guests. If this is the case, the tea cosy is replaced after everyone has been served.
The research that I have put into this brief myself
Different ways of making tea.
People who make the tea.
How much tea is drank in my house.
- per day
- per week
Where the tea is made.
Different Ways of
In my house the tea is made in three ways
depending who it is drinking the tea and what
occasion it is.
1. By the normal water in kettle, let boil and pour into cup with tea bag.
2. Make a brew with a tea put, only on special occasions – Christmas
and New Years Day.
3. And last the way my dad makes tea, put cold water and a tea bag in a
cup and stick it in the microwave.
People Who Make Tea
In my house tea is normally made just by the person
wanting it. The only reasons would be that
somebody has just came in from work or there are
visitors in the house. The majority of the time my
mum would make the tea for visitors, because she
likes to be a host, but if her friends would be over
mainly my younger brother would make it.
TEA CONSUMED ON