Some tea recipes

tea, tea recipesHere’s another very interesting post about tea preparation. Since I started drinking just a few days ago, I had a really hard time figuring how to prepare it. If you are also starting drinking tea for the first time, here are a few recipes, preparation ways that will help you have a nicer experience drinking tea. In the future you might be able to create even more complicated recipes, but this is just perfect for beginners.Lemon tea: This is a very common and easy to make tea that I personally love it.Ingredients-3 cups of water-1 tablespoon loose black tea (or 3 to 4 orange pekoe tea bags)-4 to 8 fresh mint leaves (you can use even more if you like mint)-3 cups ice water of 3 lemons or limes sugar-Honey or sugar (at your consideration)Preparation: Step 1: Boil 3 cups of water and remove from heat when boiling.Step 2: Add the tea leaves and mint leaves.Step 3: Cover the pot for 5 minutes (if you want a stronger flavor you can live it longer)Step 4: Remove tea leaves and mint leavesStep 5: Strain (if you are not using infusers), add sugar or honey as desired.Step 6: Add ice water and lemon or lime juice.Green tea: This is probably the easiest tea to make. In China is very popular in restaurants, hotels and waiting rooms. Here’s an easy guide to make the perfect green tea.Ingredients: -Water (according to the amount of tea you want to make)-Small sauce pan-Your selected teaPreparation: Step 1: Pour a mug of cold water into the sauce pan at low heat.Step 2: Boil the water in a pan for black tea but not for green tea.Step 3: Heat the water until steams and starts making light bubbles, turn the heat off just before the water starts boiling. (Boiling green tea can make it bitter)Step 4: Pour the hot, steaming water over the tea bag in your mug.Step 5: Cover the pot for three to five minutes (never more than five minutes)Even though is not common, you can of course add some sugar or honey as desired. As you can see this is a very easy to make kind of tea, so don’t waste any more time and start making your first cup of coffee right now.Chai tea:Chai (Indian word for tea) is a very exotic kind of tea. I tried before at school when some Indians classmate made it for us. I didn’t imagine at first that was so difficult to make, but since it has such a unique taste, I want you to try as soon as possible. The original tea is black tea with sugar, some spices and milk. On the recipe I’m going to share with you, you’ll use whole spices, but you might as well use Indian tea masala or tea spice mixture.Ingredients: -3 to 5 cloves-3 to 5 peppercorns-2 to 3 thin slices fresh ginger roots-2 tablespoon of sugar-2 cardamom pods-crushed-1 large cinnamon stick-1 cup of milk-2 rounded tablespoon of black teaPreparationStep 1: Mix 21/2c of water in a small pot with sugar, cloves, ginger, cardamom pods, cinnamon stick and peppercorns.Step 2: Slowly bring to boil over medium-low heat and simmer for a few minutes.Step 3: Add 2 rounded tablespoons of tea, turn off the heat, cover and let steep for 3 to 5 minutes.Step 4: Add milk to the pot; turn the heat back on to medium-lowStep 5: Strain the tea into mugs or a teapot and serve.I hope you find it interesting to try all this kind of teas and in future posts I’ll be explaining other different ways to prepare tea for beginners and even for not so new tea drinkers.If you are like me, a coffee drinking just starting to drink tea, don’t force yourself to love it or to drink many cups of tea a day. I still haven’t drink more than one cup a day and honestly I don’t do it every day. I just think that tea is very beneficial for our health in many ways, so if we really want a healthy diet and life style, I advice you to start drinking tea little by little.The first week you can just try one or two cups, then the second week you can start drinking more often, maybe every two days.Have the tea always handy for a moment when you feel like drinking some water or some coffee, have a cup of tea instead.If you know other tea recipes, share it with all of us.
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