12th May 2022
This year, The Tea Republic welcomes four new tea blends into their collection of signature tea blends. Read on to learn some interesting tea facts about these new blends today.
Vegetal, Rejuvenating, Mellow
This pure green tea with a vivid yellow brew is harvested from China’s Zhejiang province.
SENCHA – CHINA vs JAPAN
Have you noticed the differences in colour and flavour with Chinese vs Japanese Sencha?
Why is one infusion yellow and the other green?
Chinese Sencha and Japanese Sencha are processed differently. In the processing of Chinese green tea, the leaves become slightly oxidised. This is because during processing Chinese Sencha leaves are stored and then pan-fried whereas with Japanese Sencha the leaves are steamed immediately after being picked.
The storing of tea leaves before processing allow oxidation that pan-frying alone cannot remove. The processing of tea leaves immediately after being picked, by contrast, precludes the oxidation process from initiating, while steaming would eliminate any anomalous oxidation that may occur preceding this step.
Floral, Mellow, Comforting
This calming, floral infusion features rose buds and chamomile blossoms.
HEALTH BENEFITS of ROSE
Drinking rose petals in tea may have originated in China. Rose tea is an important part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), where it is used to regulate qi, or life energy.
TCM considers rose tea a potential remedy for:
*Stomach and digestive problems
*Fatigue and improving sleep
*Irritability and mood swings
*Menstrual cramps and menopausal symptoms
Modern studies have offered some scientific evidence to support these claims, but more research is needed.Rosebuds or petals consumed as a tea is naturally theine-free (caffeine-free) and can be enjoyed any time of day.
Earthy, Smooth, Fortifying
This velvety ripe Pu-erh tea from China’s Yunnan province offers a bold, earthy infusion.
HEALTH BENEFITS of PU-ERH TEA
Theine (caffeine) can help to improve mental focus and give you that extra boost you need to get through tough afternoons. Drinking pu-erh tea can help you focus better and settle in to your day. Setting aside a few moments to drink a cup of pu-erh tea can help you relax and refocus before getting back to work energised.
PROMOTES A HEALTHY HEART
By drinking one cup of pu-erh tea a day, you can help to lower your risk of heart disease while enjoying a delicious, soothing beverage. Studies shows that pu-erh tea can help to reduce LDL cholesterol, and prevent obesity-related diseases.
AIDS IN WEIGHT LOSS
Studies have shown that pu-erh tea suppresses the synthesis of fatty acids, which can help your body stop producing higher levels of fat. That doesn’t simply mean you can eat a high-fat diet, drink pu-erh tea and lose weight. To achieve any weight loss, you’ll still need to exercise regularly and eat healthy foods.
Bold, Energising, Uplifting
This classic Earl Grey is a blend of smooth Chinese Keemun black tea & refreshing notes of bergamot.
EARL GREY – DID YOU KNOW :
This famous tea blend is said to have gotten its name from Charles Grey, the 2nd Earl Grey who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1830 to 1834. He was a descendant of the noble House of Grey.
One origin story of Earl Grey tea is that it was specially blended by a Chinese mandarin (bureaucrat scholar) for Lord Grey, to suit the water at Howick Hall, the family seat in Northumberland. Bergamot was used to offset the taste of the high mineral content in the local hard water. Lady Grey used it to entertain in London as a political hostess, and it proved so popular that she was asked if it could be sold to others.
Jacksons of Piccadilly, a London tea house, claims to have originated Earl Grey tea for sale in the UK, having been given the recipe by Earl Grey in 1830. Now owned by Twinings, the company claimed to have never changed the recipe, which is based on black tea from China.
Request for a sample today and let us know what you think!