Tea is the most consumed beverage after water in the world. Because the tea is not only beneficial and nutritious, but also economical and easy to prepare.

 

We have tried to share the most curious questions and answers about tea for our valued customers. We wish this section is as helpful as it may be…

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS?

HOW LONG IS THE SHELF LIFE OF A QUALITY BLACK TEA?

The shelf life of quality black tea depends on the packaging and storage conditions.

WHAT ARE THE IDEAL STORAGE CONDITIONS?

It should be kept in closed package so that it is not affected by moisture and outer fragrances.

WHAT IS THE IDEAL TEA STEEPING METHOD?

For a quality tea taste, the water and the amounts to be used must be proper so that tea can accompany to your chats with a delicious pleasure. For an ideal tea steeping process, we need to adjust the amounts first. For example, we can put two tablespoons of Mevlana tea in what we call a sprinkling way for six glasses of tea. If you use a better water instead of tap water to steep the tea, it would contribute to taste of tea. Do not pour the hot water just after it is boiled, wait for three minutes and then steep the tea with this water. This process allows the water to move away from its boiling temperature. During the steeping, do not stir the tea with water, just wait for the tea is settled down into the water, so you can capture the most delicious taste of quality tea.

WHO DISCOVERED THE TEA?

Thousands of years ago, Shen Yung, one of China’s first emperors, witnessed a tea plant accidentally dropped into hot water. He fell into the tea’s spell and started to constantly drink tea. Europe first met with the tea in 1600s.

HOW MUCH TEA DO WE DRINK PER DAY?

According to information provided by the mastermind of Goran Tee company, tea is the most consumed second beverage after water in Turkey. 96 percent of the Turkish population is drinking tea every day. 83.8 percent of the tea market in Turkey is composed of brewed tea.

WHAT IS THE IDEAL NUMBER OF CUP OF TEA IN A DAY?

You can have 10 cups of tea in a day. But more can cause costiveness.

WHAT IS WHITE TEA?

Schiller Chiemsee General Manager Alp Güven says that light and soft tasted white tea is growing in the quieter climate, fed by the fertile waters of the Minjiang River, of the Fujian Mountains in China. The amount of caffeine is low in this tea and it has a fruity taste. It is expensive since it is rare. Let us say; in China, where many things are cheaper, 1 kg white tea is sold for 150 dollars. You can find white tea in Schiller Chiemsee and Lipton in Turkey. It is stated that this tea is good for the vascular stiffness and provides protection from cancer.

WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF TEA, WHO SHOULD DRINK IT?

Because of the caffeine that black tea contains, it provides energy, it is an antioxidant and prevents aging of the body. It also prevents tooth decay if it is consumed sugar-free. Because of the energy inside it, tea is not recommended for cardiac, blood pressure and stomach patients.

Antioxidant effect of green tea is higher than black tea. It has also fat burning effect. The most important feature of the green tea is anticancer effect. According to researches performed in China, up to 50 percent decrease has been determined among the breast and pancreatic cancer patients who consume green tea. Experts do not recommend pregnant women to drink green tea.

IS EARL GREY JUST A TEA NAME?

Earl Gray, which we know as bergamot flavored tea, is actually the name of a British prime minister. It is reported that Earl Gray, who was Prime Minister in England between 1830-34, took bergamot flavored tea as a diplomatic gift. As for the story, when Gray’s men rescued a Chinese man’s son from drowning, the Chinese gave him this tea as a gift. Earl Gray likes this tea so much that he asked tea trader Twinings to prepare a similar tea. So the Earl Gray tea emerges.

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