Leone Loose Tea Packet 400+50g Free
After water, tea is the most widely consumed drink in the world. It's made from pouring boiling water over the leaves of the camellia sinensis plant and brewing according to taste. Tea comes in many varieties, and herbal infusions are often also known as tea.
Store in a cool, dry place and once opened, in an airtight container
Tea can be made from many different plants and herbs, producing varying tastes and flavours. The term herbal tea refers to tea not made from the camellia sinensis plant, such as infusions of fruit, herbs and flowers.
It's all history
Tea originated in South-West China where it was used as a medicinal drink. It became popular during the Tang dynasty and spread to other East Asian countries, before being introduced to Europe in the 16th century by Portuguese priests and merchants.
Originally used for medicinal purposes such as detoxification, tea leaves were often chewed rather than brewed to start with
Black, oolong, green and white tea all come from the camellia sinensis plant, but the difference lies in how the leaves are treated after they are harvested
During the 17th and 18th century tea became popular with the British, who then began large-scale production in India to bypass China's domination of the market
All types of tea are said to have health benefits, from detoxification to speeding up metabolism and calming nerves
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Whatever the type of tea, the brewing process is generally the same; the leaves are harvested and dried, and then allowed to steep in boiling water for a period of time according to taste and personal preference. To make this process easier, most teas are supplied in bags, although powders are also used.
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