Tea has been a popular drink for thousands of years. It is typically consumed in many East and South Asian countries, but people all over the world enjoy the beverage. Tea is often associated with relaxation and calm. This association may have come from early tea traders who would travel to exotic places such as China and India to bring back tea leaves. When they returned home, they would give family members or friends samples of tea leaves to show them how different it tasted from the leafy green they were used to drinking. Drinking it made their friends feel relaxed, so they could relate this feeling too when the traders came home after a long journey at sea.
In this article, we will be looking at two types of relaxing and popular tea, namely lapsang souchong and pu er tea. Let’s begin with lapsang souchong.
What Is Lapsang Souchong Tea?
Lapsang Souchong tea is a smokey and aromatic black tea. It has been produced for centuries in China and was originally only made in the Wuyi Mountains of northern Fujian Province, the area that produces most black teas. It is a kind of “post-fermented” tea (a type of dark-colored tea) which was originally made by exposing fresh leaves to the strong smoke from pine wood fires for several hours. The name “Lapsang” comes from the French word for “Smoky”. The name “Souchong” originated with British traders who were buying teas at Lintin, a small port on the southeast coast of mainland China. Today, lapsang souchong tea is even imported and sold in Singapore by a renowned company, Teachapter.com.
How to Brew Lapsang Souchong Tea
Brewing Lapsang Souchong tea is easy and fun. The process of brewing this tea can be broken down into 3 steps which will take you about 5 minutes.
1. Put the Lapsang Souchong tea leaves in a teapot or in a cup with filter or strainer.
2. Pour the boiling water on it until it reaches the top of the pot or cup, stirring with a spoon for 1-2 minutes to make sure that all of the leaves are submerged under water and soaked properly.
3. Sit back, relax and enjoy your Lapsang Souchong tea!
What is Puer Tea?
Puer tea is a type of tea that is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. It is only produced in Yunnan province, China and is one of the most popular types of tea in China. Puer tea was rated by CNN as one of the top five teas in Asia. Pu er tea also has benefits for health, such as reducing cancerous cells and blood cholesterol levels. Though it has a higher price than other types of Chinese teas, it has a strong flavor and fragrance that make it worth the extra cost. However, you can get pu er tea at the best rates at https://teachapter.com/black-tea/.
Brewing Tips for Making the Perfect Pot of Pu Erh Tea
Brewing pu er tea is an art form, and there are many ways to make it. So here are some general tips and tricks on brewing the perfect pot of pu er tea. Many people may find it strange that the first step is to “rinse your teacup” before brewing the tea. But the reason for this is because this will help clean out any dust or dirt that has collected on your cup. The next step is to fill your teapot with fresh water and heat it up to a boil. Warm water can be used, but boiling water will reduce the brewing time and also give you more control of when enough time has passed so you don’t have to guess. After pouring in hot water from the kettle into your pot, add in the tea leaves and leave it to stand for a few minutes before savouring the taste of the tea.