The Most Common Misconceptions About Tea
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Tea has been attracting different cultures of people for thousands of years. Many of the cultures have been dedicating centuries to perfecting the tea drinking experience. Given the history, it’s not a surprise that, along with the amount of helpful information out there, we find misinformation that is floating around. Therefore, our topic for today’s blog is to cover the 3 of the most common misconceptions about tea.
Misconception #1: Different Teas Come From Different Plants.
When looking over the classic teas, such as the Green Tea, the Black Tea or the Oolong, it may come as a surprise, given the nature of their properties that they all come from the same plant. Native to China, the Camellia Sinensis is the only plant that is capable of producing tea leaves. The different varieties of teas are determined by the methods used to grow, harvest and process the leaves, which leads to thousands of different flavors of tea.
Misconception #2: Green Tea Is Way Bitter Than Others.
Due to the delicacy of Green Tea, it can be a temperamental beverage. Meaning that the temperature of the water should not be too hot nor should it be steeped for too long. Otherwise, the taste will be bitter and a little unpleasant. Therefore, it should be handled with care and precision. However, if properly steeped (with the correct temperature of water and steeping time), you will discover a smooth and a naturally sweet brew.
Misconception #3: Only Loose-Leaf Teas Are High Quality.
We have written posts in the past about high quality teas, and if you have been following our blog, you may recollect that high quality teas completely depend on a company and their standards. Meaning, some companies similar to Atman Tea Co. place high quality loose-leaf teas inside large sachets. The sachets have more than enough room for the tea leaves to expand fully and release its flavor without creating any mess.
However, the only way to truly determine the quality of the tea is to try it yourself.Enjoy!
Atman Tea Co.