Asia and the different types of tea

Asia y la ruta del téThe discovery of tea was a curious coincidence, according to the legend. Its discovery is attributed to the scholar Emperor Chinese Shen Nung. One day, while I rested in the shade of a wild tea tree, a light summer breeze stirred the branches of the tree, by releasing several leaves from their branches. By good fortune, the leaves fell in the water was boiling. The infusion acquired then an aroma nice, that aroused the curiosity of the monarch by test such mix. The drink, delightfully refreshing and restorative, it captivated instantly.

Hindu culture on the other hand, attributed the discovery of tea to the monk Bodhidharma – founder of the form of Buddhism Zen-, who used it as a medicinal and soothing tonic during his travels. And is that, today, India is the second largest producer of tea around the world, after China.

While there are different arguments about their discovery, what can be certain is that tea, since antiquity, was grown and processed in Asia to become an ancient drink that Asian culture has been used for centuries as a fabric freshener physical and spiritual. Today, it is also a staple of everyday life in countries like China, India, Japan and Sri Lanka.

Precisely China was the sole producer of tea until approximately mid-19th-century. Later, the British Crown ended with this monopoly and then aired the tea production to other parts of the world such as India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan and Viet Nam, leading producers of tea today.

Depending on the region and its quality, this drink offers immense diversity. Let’s see what are the most characteristic of each region teas:

  • Pu Erh tea and Oolong tea, green tea: in China and in general in all Middle East these three types of tea, although they also cultivate black tea, mainly for export.
    • The tea China Gunpowder Green is considered as one of the green teas of the highest quality.  One of the main functions of this China gunpowder is its diuretic effect and, therefore, widely used by those who are doing a diet.
    • Made in china of Fujian province, place where 90% of the different types of white teas, is grown the Pai Mu Tan (or white tea) is elaborated with the variety of Camelia Sinensis Khenghe bai hao. It is a drink very soft and with low content of protein, so that you can take at any time of the day.
    • Also the tea Oolong Milky Oolong is cultivated in the area of Fujian; creamy and soft and of flavor very particular, it can combine perfectly with flavors sweet and salty.
  • The green tea Sencha is the type of most commonly consumed green tea in Japan. It has a sweet flavour delicate and very aromatic. It is stimulant, antioxidant and slimming. Organic and of the highest quality, Sencha green tea you’ll find Aromas of tea is characterized by being very aromatic and is rich in minerals, especially calcium.
  • Darjeeling black tea: is a tea black, strong, intense taste, normally from the India or Sri Lanka, flavoured with essential oils from citrus plant, bergamot, which provides characteristic flavor and aromas.
    • Tea black Darjeeling is the most appreciated by the consumers of tea, since it is of higher quality within its range. Its flavor is similar to the Himalayas, but with less theine.
    • Made with carefully selected raw materials and high quality, our Black Earl Grey tea with natural aroma of bergamot is the King of Kings in regard of quality tea.
  •  Tea Chai : call sign of the culture Indian, is a tea fresh and pleasant, and in his version of tea chai green is something more soft that the traditional tea green. Aromas of tea we have spiced it to Indian style with seeds of cardamom, ginger, black pepper, nails, cinnamon and Mint. 
  • Black Ceylon tea takes its name from the colonial name of Sri Lanka where it comes and is the most popular tea in the country, including white tea, green tea and oolong tea.

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