Tea recipes

First, I always recommend using unpackagge tea an never tea bags, although there are exceptions. Tea bags usually has a low quality, too crushed and pulverized so that they can get inside those packets. This basic rule also applies to any type of infusion. It is best to buy the tea in a specialized tea shop and if it can be trying to buy organic tea. A same herb tea can be used to make various teas. Some people claim that the second use is the best. Here are three tea recipes that I usually use and then I propose:

Green tea, Kanko photography with Creative Commons license.

  • Gun Powder Green Tea with dried mint. Although fresh mint will taste better, we can have dried mint on hand all year. The recipe is simple: 

  • Heat the water to boiling, lower the heat without losing the boil, and let boil making bubbles for 5 minutes minimum. To avoid running out of water put a little more water than you go to drink. 

  • We turn off the heat and let the water stop producing bubbles. At this time we add the mint and let it rest for about 2 minutes, uncovered. 

  • Then add the tea and we let standby covered for 2 minutes. 

  • Tagged along and it is ready to serve, we can add honey, brown sugar or take it as it is.

  • Pu-erh red tea with milk and honey. This combination of tea with milk and honey is very tasty and special, although it may initially seem strange, dare to try. This mode of preparing it: 

  • Heat the water to boiling, lower the heat without losing the boil, and let boil making bubbles for 5 minutes minimum. To avoid running out of water put a little more water than you go to drink. 

  • We turn off the heat and let the water stop producing bubbles. We currently expect 1 to 2 minutes for the water to cool. 

  • Then add the tea and we let stand 3 to 5 minutes. 

  • When the tea is ready we strain it and then we can serve it in a cup. 

  • Then we add a cloud of milk, only a small trickle that will interact with the color and texture of tea. 

  • We add a tablespoon of honey and stir well until it is mixed and ready to take.

There are many types of preparing and mixing tea. Photography ~Mers - Creative Commons.

  • Green tea with ginger and anise. This combination is delicious, bringing Tea different nuances Tea and a refreshing spicy touch. In a medicinal level, we will be adding to tea properties to improve the digestive and respiratory systems. Here are the instructions: 

  • Heat the water to boiling, lower the heat without losing the boil, and let boil making bubbles for 5 minutes minimum. To avoid running out of water put a little more water than you go to drink. 

  • We turn off the heat and let the water stop producing bubbles. At this time we add the anise and grate some fresh ginger with a small amount will be enought. Let stand ginger and anise uncovered about 2 minutes. 

  • Then add the tea and let all standby covered for 2 minutes.

  • We strain it and ready to serve, we can add honey, brown sugar or take it as it is.

Article written by Miquel Vidal.