Tea is by far the most popular drink the world has ever known, but where does it come from and how did we as people come about using it to make what we drink today? This alone will answer the question of what is the mother grain of tea. Despite being the best-known herb in the world, what many may not know is that it surpasses many other super-foods in the amount of healthy benefits it can provide. Tea helps the body release energy at an optimal rate, fights fatigue and provides instant health and vitality. Whether it is black, green, white or oolong, tea is one of the healthiest drinks known to man.
The Varieties of Tea
Tea is grown around the globe in more than 80 countries. Despite its various brands, there are still as many different types of tea as there are leaves. The following are tea varieties as commonly found in stores:
• BOP – bottled oil pure. overlooked by many; the best of the best.
• CHON – the classic black tea.
• FOG – frozen. This is the most common tea found in bags.
• GI – gluten-free. This tea is the most common tea found in packets.
• KEU – (KETTLE CREAM) – This is the most popular tea found in machines.
• LEMON – The Spanish drink this tea in ounces rather than drops.
• MALADES – The Mexican daily drink this tea.
• PAMD – (PINE NUT) – Convenience store brand tea.
• PETE – (PETER’S BRISTLE) – A new form of tea, considered by some to be the first global brand. The term PETE is short for People’s Daily Standard.
• PEPPER – The old standby for black pepper.
• PHISH – A type of tuna.
• QUICK – A new trendier tea compared to the heavier varieties.
• SABER – Not usually found in European varieties, this stinky tea is made from apricot and tastes like fish.
•ates – The dried leaves of the California luncheon grape are put in a tin, which is then exposed to a fire. It is recommended that throats should be taken care of.
•ATERPANIC – This liquid fired tea is made from Arborio rice. It is new in the market and is very quickly gaining in popularity. Try it if you have bad breath.
• iao Ye – pronounced as yi. This is a shade of green examine taken from young green tea.
• Kunik – A fairly new tea that is rolling out. It has a unique taste and claims to eliminate riboflavin from your diet.
• Senta – A meal in Spanish, meaning meat. In this case, it is a sausage.
• Turkey – Those who follow Muslim tradition will avoid meat, and instead eat a mixture of vegetables and fruits.
Above are just a few of the recent additions to the world of teas. Simply tossing a bag of mixed tea leaves into the steeped tea for a brewed chai or green tea is not bad at all. In fact, it makes a great experience! The Tempeh Classic All Natural Tea is a good example of a tempeh tea. If you cannot find it locally, check with your local merchant to see if they stock it. You will certainly pay a lot more if it is not locally made.
What is a tea party?
A tea party is a collection of tea enthusiasts who get together to share their tastes and stories. Tea parties can be casual or formal. The theme of the tea party can be anything from ” amber maid” to “black tree.”
This year, instead of sending out invitations, let “the tea room” do the invites. Invite the guests to your tea party, and hand out little tickets for complimentary hors d’oeuvres as well as a complimentary cup of tea.
Hors d’oeuvres can range from fruit to meat to pudding, but should be easy to eat, light, and can be served anytime during the party where it may be a possibility.
The tea party can have an motif of some sort, for example for example the paths of the characters in a story, or even flowers such as the rose or the daisy.
But you don’t necessarily have to go with a character or a theme. Sometimes a tea party turns into a bit of a stag party, with everyone dressing up and having a good time.
As a rule of thumb, a tea party should have approximately 15 to 20 mostly non-reactive guests. Think about the room that you have and the size of your family.