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Black Tea Black teas get their flavour and colour from a natural oxidation process, which  follows initial drying and rolling of the leaves after they have been picked.

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The traditional method of making a cup of tea is to place loose tea leaves, either directly or in a tea infuser, into a tea pot or teacup and pour freshly boiled water over the leaves. After a few minutes, the leaves are usually removed again, either by removing the infuser, or by straining the tea while serving. Most green teas should be allowed to brew for about two or three minutes, although some types of tea require as much as ten minutes, and others as little as 30 seconds. Type of Tea

Water temp.

Brew Time

White tea

65 to 70 °C 

1–2 minutes

Yellow tea

70 to 75 °C 

1–2 minutes

Green tea

75 to 80 °C 

1–2 minutes

Oolong tea

80 to 85 °C 

2–3 minutes

Black tea

99 °C 

2–3 minutes

Pu'er tea

95 to 100 °C 


Herbal tea

99 °C 

3–6 minutes

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The costliest teabag was created for the 75th anniversary of the PG TIPS tea company and cost around £10,000. The teabag was filled with 280 diamonds and expensive limited edition tea leaves! The Chinese character for tea is pronounced differently in the various Chinese languages. Most pronounce it along the lines of cha (Mandarin has chá), but the Min varieties along the central coast of China and in Southeast Asia pronounce it like te. The major tea producing countries in the world. The first book about tea, Cha Jing,  was written by Lu Yu. It took him  twenty‐two years to finish it in 780  A.D. from its first version in 758 A.D.





The number of recommended cups of tea to drink  each day is 4, this gives you optimal benefit.  Page 5

Tea culture is defined by the way tea is made and  consumed, by the way the people interact with  tea, and by the aesthetics surrounding tea drinking  

Tea is commonly consumed at social events, and many cultures  have created intricate formal ceremonies for these events

Green tea's traditional role in Japanese society is as a  drink for special guests and special occasions. Green tea  is served in many companies during afternoon breaks

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Aromatic: having an aroma; fragrant or sweet‐scented. Brew: to make or prepare (a beverage, as tea) by mixing, steeping, soaking, or  boiling a solid in water.  Enzymes: any of various proteins, originating from living cells and capable of  producing certain chemical changes in organic substances by catalytic action, as  in digestion. Infuser: a device like a filter in which the tea leaves are kept while brewing in  hot water Intricate: complex; complicated; hard to understand, work, or make Oxidation:  Oxidation occurs when a object is exposed to the air for a long  period of time Region:  an area considered as a unit for geographical, functional, social, or  cultural reasons‐Types‐of‐Tea‐‐facts‐about‐tea.html

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Melissa's Tea Project  

DT project about tea

Melissa's Tea Project  

DT project about tea