Making Chinese Tea

Written by Wong Yee Lee

Chinese Tea

Chinese tea - water quality The quality of tea is controlled byrepparttar quality ofrepparttar 113154 water. It was said in ancient China that water isrepparttar 113155 mother of tea. There are three categories of water: best is water from a hill, average is water fromrepparttar 113156 river, bottom is water from a well. The best water from a hill is on a hilltop;repparttar 113157 best water from a river is inrepparttar 113158 middle of a river;repparttar 113159 best water from a well is from a well which is frequently used. It is not easy to get water from a hill. So water from a tap isrepparttar 113160 most common. There are two ways to makerepparttar 113161 best use of tap water when making tea. 1. Leaverepparttar 113162 tap water in a bucket for 24 hours in order to let outrepparttar 113163 chlorine inside. 2. Boilrepparttar 113164 water then openrepparttar 113165 lid for 5 minutes in order to let outrepparttar 113166 chlorine inside. Distilled water is a kind of artificial soft water. It isrepparttar 113167 most hygiene but it would not berepparttar 113168 ideal water for making tea.

Best water temperature for making tea: 1. Low temperature (70 - 80c) Good for making young shoot green tea such as Long Jing (Dragon Well) or yellow tea (Silver Needle). 2. Medium temperature (80 - 90c) Good for making white tea (Silver Needle White Fur), red tea or Oolong. 3. High temperature (90 - 100c) Good for making tea such as Tie Guan Yin (Iron Guan Yin), Pu'er, Shui Xian (Water Fairy). Low temperature water tends to be more suitable for young tea leaves while high temperature water tends to be more suitable for ripe tea leaves.

Chinese tea - tea leaves Chinese tea used to be categorized by its place of origin or place where it went to. Only till recently that Chinese tea is categorized based on its way of manufacture.

6 types of tea: Green, yellow, black, white, light green and red.

Green tea Green tea hasrepparttar 113169 longest history and it can be dated over 3000 years ago. People pickedrepparttar 113170 young shoots of leaves and dried it inrepparttar 113171 sun without fermentation.

Examples of green tea: Long Jing Fur Tip Green Spring Snail

Yellow tea Yellow tea is to fermentrepparttar 113172 tea leaves before they are totally dry. A degree of 10% to 20% fermentation would be expected.

Examples of yellow tea: Silver Needle Yellow Soup Big Leaf Green

Black tea Black tea is to ferment tea leaves to a degree of 100%. It is a kind of commonly consumed tea in Mongolia.

Two for One Dinners: Turkey

Written by Michele Webb

If you find leftovers boring, uninviting or downright "yuck," then here are some ideas to putrepparttar "zing" back into mealtime. With a little creativity your home-cooked meal can easily become a delicious meal another night. There are a six articles in this series, today we are going to look at what you can do with turkey.

DINNER - NIGHT ONE: Roasted Turkey Breast

Any time ofrepparttar 113153 year is a good time to roast a turkey and experiment with different flavors. Try roasting it over carrots, leeks and sweet potatoes and glazingrepparttar 113154 bird andrepparttar 113155 vegetables with a mix of soy sauce and molasses. Or, perhaps you want to roast it with turnips, carrots, potatoes and leeks. Be creative and try different veggies! Take care to removerepparttar 113156 leftover meat fromrepparttar 113157 bone and store it tightly wrapped inrepparttar 113158 refrigerator for up to two to three days.

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