Health is wealth - something we’ve learned in school by rote, but how many of us really follow it. The increasingly sedentary lifestyles and bad dietary choices are robbing you of all the goodness, making you sicker than ever. We fear, good health will not be plentiful for our generation if this continues. Having said that, we can’t really do much about our work schedules in this competitive world. But, we can certainly change the contents of our platter.. Or, our cups may be!
The leaves of Assam tea come from the Camellia Sinensis and a fine tea brewed from it is very relishing, especially in the mornings. The state of Assam is the largest producer of black tea in India and about one in five people here are employed in tea production. This tea variety is exported to many countries and many tea blends use it as an important ingredient.
The processing method is the real point of division between various teas made from ingenious Camellia Sinensis plant. What happens between plucking and processing of Sinensis leaves gives a unique taste, colour and aroma to each of the tea variety, from Green, black to oolong tea. However, white tea is one of the unusual types emerging from the parent Sinensis plant. It’s extracted from the silver-ish fine white hairs from the unopened plant buds, and undergoes basic withering through air drying or mechanical drying methods, thus requiring minimal processing. The resulting beverage is generally yellow in colour with a sweet,...
Traditionally, Oolong Tea is considered a variant of Chinese tea, made from the leaves of Camellia Sinensis. Incidentally, the same plant is used to make black tea and green tea with the differentiating factor lying in the manner of their processing. The oolong tea derives a unique taste and colour from the partial oxidization of its leaves, a process which releases the enzymes in tea leaves.