Some important points from their tasting class:
- Control the brewing strength by filtering the leaves from your tea.
- Quick guide on how to taste tea:
- Look at the leaves themselves and inspect for consistency. This will lead to consistent flavor.
- Breath in the aroma, hold it in the lungs, then exhale. This lets you get the full olfactory experience.
- Let the tea cool to room temperature before tasting it, in order to get all of the flavors.
- Slurp the first sip a bit in order to aerate the tea and let it coat your mouth and tongue.
- Green tea is loaded with antioxidants, called flavenoids. The fresher the tea, the greater the antioxidant amount.
- Green tea will pair well with:
- Fish, especially salmon
- Other seafood, including sushi
- Loose tea is absolutely better than bagged tea in every way.
- The biggest enemies of tea are heat, light, and moisture. Keep your tea stored away from these things to preserve as much freshness as possible.
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