Botanical Name: Camellia sinensis
- English: Tea, Gun Powder, Gunpowder, Gunpowder green tea.
- Unani: Chaai, Shaahi, Shaayi
- Also, known as: Tee, cha, Te, Thé, Chay, Tè, Da, Chai, Sa, The, Chay, Chah, Thaeyilai, Cha-keay
Habitat: Native to Western China, Indonesia
Parts Used: Leaves
Gunpowder Green Tea uses single-origin Indonesian tea, tightly rolled into tiny pellets that when steeped unfurl into long, luscious leaves. These tightly rolled, long-leaf green tea pellets deliver a fresh, clean taste and a delicate, refreshing finish.
Fill infuser or tea ball with ¾ teaspoon loose tea and place in a mug. Bring water to a boil and let cool slightly to 80° C/175° F. Pour eight ounces into the mug and brew for three minutes. Remove infuser.
People in Asian countries more commonly consume green and oolong tea while black tea is most popular in the United States. If we talk about other types of tea like white tea, that comes from the new buds that are steamed or dried. On the other hand, Green tea leaves are steamed and dried. Black tea leaves are rolled, fermented, and dried. The oolong tea leaves are partially fermented and dried. These all types of teas are depending upon how they are fermented. The more the leaves are fermented, the lower the polyphenol content and the higher the caffeine content. Green tea has the highest polyphenol content while black tea has roughly 2 to 3 times the caffeine content of green tea.
How to use:
The basic method for dried herbs and flower is, take 2-3 tablespoons of dried herb in a cup or teapot. Pour hot water over it and cover it with lid for 10-30 minutes. Hot water is needed to draw out the antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, flavonoids, and volatile oils from the botanicals. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!
- You can sweeten your herbal tea with a bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.
- You can make ice cubes or pops by freezing tea in ice trays or pop molds.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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