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There are many different kinds of teas available in the market. Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world, and different cultures have put their own spin on it. Pu erh tea, also known as Pu’er tea, is a unique kind of fermented tea that was traditionally produced in the province of Yunnan in China. The Chinese would begin with microbial fermentation once the tea leaves had been properly dried out and…

While you may assume that a cool, dark place is the perfect home for your old used tea bags, this could not be further from the truth. Once a tea bag is used, drying it out will only attract mold and bacteria to the breeding ground. Instead, it is important that the used tea bag is kept moist by being steeped in a small glass or shot glass of water. Placing the glass in your…

Iced tea is a refreshing drink commonly enjoyed by most families all year around. While some people choose to make iced tea with ice, there are a number of ways to make and enjoy iced tea without ice. Types of Iced Tea There are several different ways to make iced tea without ice. Most articles suggest either using black loose-leaf tea or black tea bags to make iced tea. While loose-leaf is a higher-quality tea…

While honey and lemon may seem to go hand in hand for some, some may find the acidity of lemon too strong or bitter, or a trigger for heartburn. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to get all of the benefits of honey in tea without adding the acid levels of citrus. These recipes will allow you to get all of the delicious nutrition from honey in your tea. 1 – Sore Throat Aid This…

The green tea latte is an inexpensive and healthy drink that has become very popular over the past few years, primarily because of the “healthy” connotations attached to it. Many coffeehouses, local cafes, and other establishments have begun offering their own variant of the green tea latte, and several of these do not even use any matcha. If you were going to make one without matcha, there are a number of different ways to do…

SCOBY is an acronym for Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast. The SCOBYs in kombucha are in a gelatinous form that tends to float on the liquid. SCOBYs produce a unique fermentation process because they contain lactic acid bacteria, acetic acid bacteria, and yeast. When this combination of bacteria and yeast combines, cellulose is formed. Cellulose collects and forms the gelatinous body of the SCOBY. SCOBY in Kombucha Production When making kombucha, you can’t skip…

As a tea drinker, you probably know that there are two main ways to brew tea. The first is using traditional tea bags, which can contain “tea dust.” Tea dust is actually broken-down tea leaves that get trapped at the bottom of the tea bag. The second way to brew tea is by using loose-leaf tea. Although some people claim that loose-leaf tea is harder to use, it’s well worth it because it is way…

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