Once the tea is prepared and let to cool down to room temperature, it is poured into a tall glass filled with ice cubes. This is a much-preferred beverage during the summers. Lemon or a pinch of baking soda can be added to the drink to add flavour and smoothness.
Tea is the main ingredient of a hi-tea gathering. A pot of tea, a jug of milk and some cubes of sugar on a beautiful silver tray is a beautiful sight indeed. The tempting golden colour of the beverage is a sight for sore eyes. Some cookies or biscuits to join the beverage and it is indeed a party.
In countries like Russia, their tea is a prepared after mixing the essence of different types of black leaves. These leaves are brewed separately and mixed together in a cup. A multi-chamber pot known as a samovar is used where there is a chamber for water and one for brewing the tea.
Adding spice and cream to the tea is a native of the Indian sub-continent. Spices such as ginger and cardamom are added to the tea essence along with milk and a dash of sugar. This tea is believed to bring physical health as well as emotional calm.
More than ninety percent of Britain’s tea is the popular brand that mixes up to thirty-five different teas. The flavour, character, and quality are something that is paid attention to in detail so that they remain constant and consistent. Every popular blend has a special recipe that becomes the trade secret of the company. It is vital for this recipe to be consistent or it throws the brand out of balance. The tea blender has to make sure that the proportions are maintained so that the taste does not change. Some tea comes with a lot of stalks. The best are said to be stalk-free and free from flakes as well. the coarse leaves that are found with the rest just imply lack of fine-picking. The tea leaves have to b well-rolled using the right amount of pressure while processing. The flavour of the tea is directly connected how well the leaves have been picked and processed.