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How To Get Started Drinking Tea

Tea is a refreshing way to start off your day or enjoy a break in the afternoon. But if you're new to tea, knowing where to start can be a little confusing.

Tea is a well-known drink enjoyed by people all over the world. It is an excellent source of antioxidants and provides a calming effect. Some tea can help you lose weight, lower cholesterol, and improve brain function, while some teas can have the opposite effect.

 

Know your cup of tea

Before starting to brew your tea, it is crucial to know the different types of teas and what effect they may have on your body.

Black tea: Black tea is the most oxidized type of tea and has a strong, full-bodied flavor. It also has the most caffeine out of all the teas. Black tea can help improve mental alertness and has been linked to lower rates of heart disease.

Green tea: Green tea has a light and grassy flavor and is the least oxidized type of tea. It gives off a moderate amount of caffeine and is rich in antioxidants. 

Green tea has been linked to weight loss, lower cholesterol levels, and improved brain function.

White tea: White tea, the least processed tea, has a light and quite a sweet flavor. It has a small amount of caffeine and is rich in antioxidants. White tea has been linked to lower rates of heart disease and cancer.

Herbal tea: Herbal teas are not made from the Camellia sinensis plant and do not contain caffeine. They are various dried herbs, fruits, and spices. Herbal teas can have different effects on the body depending on the ingredients. Some herbal teas can help with relaxation, while others may boost energy levels.

Now that you know the different types of tea, it's time to kick off.

 

How to start drinking tea

There are a couple of things you'll need to get started drinking tea:

A teapot or teacup
Tea infuser or tea strainer
Loose leaf tea or tea bags
Freshly boiled water

     To make the perfect tea, start by boiling fresh water. Then, let your water cool for about 2 minutes before pouring it over your teacup or teapot. It will help prevent the tea from becoming bitter.

    Next, add your loose-leaf tea or tea bag to the cup. If you're using a tea bag, make sure not to squeeze the bag after steeping, either, as this can also make the tea taste bitter.

    Let the tea steep for 3-5 minutes, depending on the type of tea you're brewing. Brew Black tea and herbal teas for 3-5 minutes, while green and white teas should only be brewed for 2-3 minutes. 

    Remove the tea bag or infuser once the tea has finished steeping, and enjoy your tea!

     

    Conclusion

    Tea is a delicious and super healthy drink that people of all ages can enjoy. If you're new to tea, start by learning about the tea types and their effect on your body. Then, follow the steps above to brew the perfect cup of tea. Enjoy!

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