Non Alcoholic Beverages - TEAHBar
TeaTea is an aromatic beverage
commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the tea
plant, Camellia sinensis.
After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. It has a cooling, slightly bitter, and astringent flavour that many people enjoy.
Tea originated in China as a medicinal drink.
It was first introduced to Portuguese priests and merchants in China during the 16th century.
Drinking tea became popular in Britain during the 17th century. The British introduced it to India, in order to compete with the Chinese
monopoly on the product.
Tea plants are native to East and South Asia, and probably originated around the meeting points
of the lands of north Burma and southwest China.
Teas can generally be divided into categories based on how they are processed.
• There are at least six different types of tea: white, yellow, green, oolong (or wulong), black (called red tea in China), and post-fermented tea (or black tea for the Chinese) of which the most commonly found on the market are white, green, oolong, and black.
Tea•After picking, the leaves of C. sinensis soon begin to wilt and
oxidize, unless they are immediately dried. •The leaves turn progressively darker as their chlorophyll
breaks down and tannins are released. This enzymatic oxidation process is caused by the plant's intracellular
enzymes and causes the tea to darken. •In tea processing, the darkening is stopped at a
predetermined stage by heating, which deactivates the enzymes responsible. In the production of black teas, the
halting of oxidation by heating is carried out simultaneously with drying.
Tea•In tea processing, the darkening is stopped at a
predetermined stage by heating, which deactivates the enzymes responsible. In the production of black
teas, the halting of oxidation by heating is carried out simultaneously with drying.
•Without careful moisture and temperature control during manufacture and packaging, the tea may
become unfit for consumption, due to the growth of undesired molds and bacteria.
• The traditional method of making or brewing a cup of tea is to place loose tea leaves, either directly or in a tea infuser, into a tea pot or teacup and pour freshly boiled water over the leaves. After a few minutes, the leaves are usually removed, either by removing the infuser or by straining the tea while serving.
Forms of Tea
• Loose Tea
• Compressed Tea
• Instant Tea
• Bottled or Canned Tea
Tea Trivia• Many Indians love ‘masala tea’, flavoured
with a range of spices including coriander and cloves.
• The French, Koreans and Vietnamese prefer their tea without milk.
• Iranians will hold a cube of sugar between their teeth while drinking tea.
• Tibetans prefer to flavour their tea with yak butter.
• It takes between three and five years before a newly planted tea bush is ready for plucking. The higher the altitude, the longer it takes to reach maturity.
• Once mature, the bush will yield tea for fifty years or more.
• It takes four years for the average tea bush to produce a kilo (2.2lb) of finished black tea.
• Herbal tea is not really tea, but a tea-like drink made from flowers, fruits or herbs. ‘Flavoured’ teas, on the other hand, are made of real tea with various added essences, including herbal ones.
• Tea contains between one-third and one-half as much caffeine as coffee.
• Tea is known to be a mild appetite suppresant, a fact many slimmers find worth remembering.
• One cup of white tea contains as high a concentration of antioxidants as 10 cups of apple juice.
• Tea bags contain fine leaf particles known as ‘fannings’ or ‘dust’, which tend to brew very quickly and produce a relatively strong liquor.
• The first tea bags were produced in 1904.• Before the tea bag came the ‘tea egg’ and the ‘tea ball’ – perforated metal
containers filled with loose leaves and dropped into boiling water. A chain was attached to the ball to aid retrieval.
• The art of foretelling the future by ‘reading the tea leaves’ is known as ‘tassology’.• Sprinkling dry tea leaves over charcoal adds a piquant flavour to barbecues.• Tea bags can be used to reduce the swelling of puffy eyes. Moisten a tea bag and
keep it in place over the eye for about twenty minutes.• Cold tea applied on patches of sunburn helps to reduce the irritation.
• In not less than 500 words, identify the trends that are happening to the beverage industry.
• Short bond paper, Type-written
• With proper citation of sources.
• To be submitted on Wednesday (February 12, 2014)
• Prepare for a long quiz: Wines, Coffee and Tea