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Tea ceremony at home.

Tea ceremony at home.

The procedure of tea drinking is revered in many countries, because it is a great pastime, and tea leaves give the drink when brewed not only a pleasant taste and aroma, but also saturate it with useful substances for the body that refresh, energize, tone and fortify it. However, despite the fact that for many decades people drink this drink, still many do not know how to do it correctly. Learning this is not as easy as it seems. It is good if you have the opportunity to visit an institution that specializes in tea and conducts a tea ceremony. Ideally, it should be a Chinese institution, because the culture of tea drinking originated in China.
How to drink tea at home and what to pay special attention to?
First of all, you need to learn how to brew tea properly. And, first of all, the final result will be influenced by the water for brewing. The ode should be soft, clean, free of impurities and odors (especially chlorine). It is better to use distilled water. If the water is purchased, it should in no case be carbonated or mineralized. You can also use tap water, only after passing it through the filter and letting it stand for a day.
The water temperature is selected based on the fermentation of the tea leaves. For example, for black and red tea, the water temperature should be 95-100 C, but yellow, green and white teas should be brewed with water at a temperature of 60-85 C.
Tea-making utensils also greatly affect the final taste of the drink. The best and correct dishes are considered to be made of red clay-ceramic teapots with a volume of 0.5 liters. It is quite problematic to choose a good teapot, since manufacturers do not always correctly place the spout at the teapot, which is why the drink is brewed poorly, and washing such dishes becomes problematic. If you did not manage to buy such a kettle, then you can use an ordinary earthenware one. Tea cups usually look like bowls, with a lid and saucer.
Initially, clean dishes are filled with boiling water, which is then poured out, and the dishes are wiped dry. Then dry tea leaves are placed in the teapot (not in a slide, but distributed along the bottom of the teapot), which are poured twice – the first time briefly for washing the leaves, and only the second time for brewing, while the teapot is filled with only 2/3 of the volume. It is recommended to cover the kettle with a napkin for a short time and let it brew. If there is a small brown foam on top – the tea is brewed correctly.
Teapots-presses are now available for tea lovers. Of course, they are very convenient in everyday life, but you need to remember one rule – do not press the sheets hard, otherwise they will not be straightened.