HEY ALL,

This site has a new subcategory 😀 which I have coined Tealogy. (corny/cliche/whatever, I know =.=) One of my many hobbies include trying out or sampling different types of  beverages, especially of the asian variety. I am a diehard fan of milk tea. Of all the junk foods I limit myself from eating, seeing as I am attempting to lose some weight this summer (がんばって!to all those doing the same thing) OTL|||

MILK TEA is the only thing I can’t stop myself from indulging in. I can stand not eating chips, ice-cream or other oils and fats for several months but I haven’t really cut off the milk tea supply (yes I know, this is probably one of the factors attributing to my fatness…) can’t help it….I’ll just have to continue my jog everyday…So without further digression, I bring you the page all about Tea wisdom (or at least the most I know about them haha.

So…what is tea really? Its the solution derived from steeping the leaves from a Camellia sinensis in hot water. This applies to all teas, (yes thats right) all types of well known teas you may know (oolong, white, black, green, dragon well, pu-erh, etc…) all come from the same plant.

for you botanist people out there...

In more common usage however tea refers to beverages prepared by immersing cured plant products (mainly the leaves) in hot water.

teaware

Iced tea 😀

bubble tea

抹茶

tea plantation

As you can see from above that tea isn’t simply something that you put in a bag and steep there’s much more to tea than people would think. From specialty teas to the normal commercial, easy-to-obtain tea bags that you can purchase at discount prices in nearby supermarkets. Indeed there is much to learn about this wonderful beverage and in its cultural aesthetics.

 

I won’t bore you with too much detail on the history of tea or anything like that (however for those historians seeking primary resources, I may suggest going to a local library or  a nice summary on wiki). However, I will discuss types of tea, and the processes that make the tea we like, how we like it.