Crazy about tea? Well, who isn’t.
Here in India, every one of us share a unique bond with tea. So much so that we have customized this European beverage with our own flavors and accompaniments. But if you want to experiment a little with your tea brews and add some exotic twists to them, we are sharing an ongoing list of tea blogs for you to follow.
So here goes.
WORLD OF TEA
It is one of the most frequently updated blogs with latest news on tea and its accompaniments. The World of Tea is a great place to start your exploration of your favorite beverage.
TEA FOR ME PLEASE
The blog has “World Tea Award 2015” and its expert consultant Nicole Martin regularly updates the site with information on tea leaves, recipes and more. A true treasure trove of information for tea lovers.
TEA REVIEW BLOG
If you are looking for great blends and their reviews, this is the site to visit. With over 2000 reviews and growing, it is hard to say that you won’t find what you are looking for.
Since you are here, you know how passionate, we at Tea Valley, are about tea. Follow the blog to stay updated about premium tea brews available in India and our recipe and accompaniment guides.
If the blog has you lip smacking for a steamy cup of premium Assam tea, head over to the Tea Valley collection and take your pick from our tea catalog.
While we often look up food blogs and hear the experts talking about the how great a food or beverage tastes, we never could find the same superlatives to describe our experiences can we?
Well, to solve that problem for you and teach you how to describe an experience of tasting your favourite beverage, yes tea of course, we have this post here.
So, let’s begin.
Number 1: Having a Look
First impressions matter. In case of tea, this expression applies to the look of the tea leaves. If you have mostly whole tea leaves and tender buds, you are good to go. The tea will most likely have preserved its flavour.
Number 2: Take a Deep Breath
Tea is an aromatic beverage, the very wafts of which can evoke an insatiable desire in your taste buds. If you cannot detect an aroma, the tea is probably stale, but if you can, then it’s time to prepare your brewing vessels.
Number 3: Brew it Already!
If you are brewing a premium tea then it probably has some specialised instructions from the vendor for you to follow. Or, you can trust your instincts and brew it the way you like it. Tea recipes are also a great way to prepare a tantalising brew of tea.
Number 4: Check the Texture
You can tell a good brew by its texture. A clear texture means the brew is astringent and ready to serve, a muddy mixture might need sieving.
Number 5: And Slurrrp!
It is time to taste your tea. Remember though, even if some people find slurping a little rude, it is the most effective way to taste a tea brew. Slurps spread the brew over your taste buds and gives you an actual idea of the taste.
Now you can share your experienced opinion in as many words as you want. There is no wrong answer when you are tasting a quality brew and we all have different perceptions for taste and aroma. Just share yours and let others do the thinking.
If you are looking for a premium tea brew in India then don’t forget to check out the premium tea blends from Tea Valley.
Also, Read More: The Essential Guide for Enjoying Tea
Since you are here, we will assume that you are a tea lover like us and want to learn the art of making the perfect cup of tea. Well, to tell you the truth, there is no one way of doing it. However we have an expert who can help us out.
Classical novelist George Orwell, yeah the guy who wrote “1984”, was a great tea lover and wrote an essay called “A nice cup of tea”. In the essay, Orwell enumerates the eleven golden rules of making the perfect cup of tea, and we are sharing the work here in its entirety.
A Nice Cup of Tea
If you look up ‘tea’ in the first cookery book that comes to hand you will probably find that it is unmentioned; or at most you will find a few lines of sketchy instructions which give no ruling on several of the most important points.