Did you know the correct way to prepare tea is prepared, is basically a ritual. It starts with measuring out the loose tea, smelling the aroma of the tea, before pouring in hot boiling water and letting it steep for about 2 minutes before pouring it out into your cup..
Yup, I had my ‘lessons’ at the Dazzle Five Senses tea event, that was held in conjunction with 888 Tea and Coffee 75th Anniversary which was held at the Forum at Sri Hartamas..
It does take a little bit time for our palette to adjust to the wonderful subtle nuances of the different kinds of tea around, even when it is the same type but just happen to come from different countries…
When I mention different tea, you might be thinking of the assortment of plants that actually produce all these tea right…
Now I am going to shock you, as I was also surprised myself by the revelation, that…green tea, white tea, black tea, oolong tea, and all other seemingly rare teas are actually originates from the same one plant, the Camellia sinensis. The thing that makes the tea different and unique is the way each tea is grown and prepared.
Yup.. it is harvesting, climate, altitude, plant part and method of drying that actually categorize the tea… Isn’t it just amazing how such subtle changes can alter a single plant so dramatically and change the way our taste buds respond with such a wide array of differences.
So what about those herbal teas.. you might ask.. herbal “teas” like chamomile, mint, chrysanthemum, rooibos and the likes which are not from the Camellia sinensis plant, camellia sinensis, are actually not tea. They may be drunk in a similar manner to the way tea is consumed, but technically they are herbal tisanes..
So.. why drink tea.. well, tea is a beverage that can soothe you when you want to relax or wake you up when you need an extra push. Green tea is said to have the power to help keep your bones healthy especially for those who are elderly..
Experts believe that drinking tea can sometimes be better than drinking water since tea rehydrates you just as much as water and contains antioxidants.
888 black tea which are sourced mainly from Kenya, China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and a few other countries contain antioxidants which prevent cell damage caused by free radicals. It also helps to delay the aging process and lower the risk of cancer…
Did you know drinking black tea can help to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes, as it lower the risk of cardiovascular problems and is good for uric acid, arthritis and body aches..
Black tea helps to reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. Black tea is also a good choice for those who want to lose weight or control the weight. In addition, drinking black tea helps in food digestion.
Group MD Dato’ Ang Poon Chuan and his lovely wife are both testaments to it, since Dato’ Ang Poon Chuan is already 73, yet very steady, alert, active..
888 Chinese tea are imported from the mountains of An Chi, Yu Nan and Wu Ye in China. The tea are selectively graded and packed to craft fine range such as Ti Kuan Yin, Piao Xiang, Fu Kui Chun, Pu Erh etc.
Research shows that Chinese tea could help in dispel heat and bring instant cool together with a feeling of relaxation in warm climate. Chinese tea contains an alkaloid which works as a stimulant for the nerve centre and the process of metabolism. Chinese tea with aromatic may help in digestion.
888 Tea and Coffee is a Malaysian brand that has existed since 1942, and it is a wholly owned subsidiary company of Thong Guan Industries Berhad, which is located in Sungai Petani, Kedah.
888 Tea products are widely distributed in Peninsula Malaysia especially the Northern Regions and East Malaysia and also exported to Thailand, Brunei, China, Singapore, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Taiwan..
We also had the opportunity to try some dishes made from tea.. such as the Go Green Nutritional Wrap, Homemade Black Tea Loaf with Salted Butter, Roasted Smoked Chicken, Black Tea Cookie and Rose Cake…
…and tea-tails/mocktails Romance Tutti Rose, Rapture Milk Rose, Awakening Icy Mango Rose and Choco Vanilla Rose.. which were just so refreshing and perfect for a nice balmy evening..