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Transcript of Tea
By: Kyle Adams
and Aziza Panah
How It All Started
The Chinese Legend
The Indian Legend
The Japanese Legend
More then 3 billion cups of tea are drank every day!
Who makes the most?
Sri Lanka 7.01%
Who drinks the most?
China (Green Tea)
Sri Lanka (Cuisine)
Kenya (Black Tea)
Japan (Matcha Tea)
How many people drink tea?
About 3 billion tons of tea are produced each year worldwide and every ton is pretty much consumed. The order from highest consumers to lowest is India, China, Europe, Japan and the United States.
- Largest production of tea in the world. About 291,000,000 pounds produced per year
- Large consumption of chai tea. Chai in Hindi means tea.
- Often served with milk and/or sugar and is steaming hot.
- Masala chai is big in India and this famous variety is made with spices like ginger, cinnamon or black pepper.
- Average consumption is about a half a cup because of the low income level, but they are one of the largest tea drinking countries in the world.
- About 200,000,000 pounds of tea is produced in China and 80,000,000 is produced in Japan every year.
- A lot of people throughout asian drink tea throughout the day and the main type they like to drink is green tea. This is high in antioxidants and is good for your health.
- Tea is used during tea ceremonies, time with company, and during meals.
- About 300,000,000 pounds of tea are consumed in Great Britain per year. And of that about 7.5 pounds is consumed by the average person there per year.
- The people of England drink the most tea than any other country.
- About 2 billion, which is about half of the American population drinks tea.
- About 85 percent of that is Black tea, 14 percent is green tea and the last percent is a mixture of the other top teas.
- Most tea drinkers are in the South and Northeast parts of the US.
- About 85 percent of the tea consumed is iced tea.
- Only about 15,000 pounds of tea is produced in the U.S. every year.
Major Types of Tea
- Hot and cold tea are two main ways tea is served. Also there is sun tea, which can either be heated up or cooled down to iced tea.
- Types of tea are green tea, black tea, earl tea, chai tea, and white tea and can come caffeinated and decaffeinated.
- There is tea used to help with colds, flus and sore throats like theraflu
- Sleepy Time
- Arizona tea
- You can get tea in a bag or just loose leaf tea.
How Do People Drink Tea?
- People drink tea all through out the day, but the main times are in the morning, afternoon and night time.
- Drinking tea in the morning can help wake you up with caffeine and warm you up on a cold morning.
- At night tea can help you warm up and put you to sleep if you get decaffeinated ones.
- Tea is a symbol of hospitality in the British empire, China, Japan, Russian and the U.S.
- Tea is consumed with friends and family when they gather together to talk or during travel.
- People brew their own tea or they can get it in bottles at the store or go to Starbucks and get their assortment of teas as well.
- Ceremonies tea can be served and used as medicine to heal, sooth and relax.
How Do You Brew Tea?
When you brew tea you start with water and heat it up in a tea kettle or tea pot.
Put the tea bag or 1 teaspoon of loose leaf tea in a one cup mug or glass. Pour the boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep for desired strength.
Different tea takes different times to steep to extract everything from the leaves in the tea mixture. Like green tea takes only a minute or two, and others like passion tea takes up to 5 minutes.
Another brewing method is sun tea. The way you brew that is you fill a container with water and put as many tea bags as desired.
Leave it out in the sun on a hot summer day and the heat from the sun rays will heat the water up enough that the tea will be extracted. Sun tea takes the longest to brew like a couple hours because it takes a while for the sun to heat the water up. From there you can heat it up, but mainly it’s poured over ice and can be drunk throughout the day.
- Cast Iron Teapot
- Yixing Teapot
- Glass Teapot
- Ceramic Teapot
- Tea Kettle
Different Tea in Supermarkets
Sieu Thi Food Bowl 99
Japanese Tea Ceremony
- A Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha, powdered green tea
- The first documented evidence of tea in Japan dates to the 9th century, when it was taken by the Buddhist monk Eichū on his return from China
- Presented tea to Emperor Saga
- By imperial order in the year 816, tea plantations began to be cultivated in the Kinki region of Japan. However, the interest in tea in Japan faded after this.
Powdered Tea and Whisk
Tea Whisk made from Bamboo
Used to mix powdered tea with hot water
- Before a Japanese tea ceremony begins, guests may stay in a waiting room until the host is ready for them.
- The guests will walk across roji, Japanese for dewy ground, symbolically ridding themselves of the dust of the world in preparation for the ceremony.
- Then, the guests will wash their hands and mouths from water in a stone basin (tsukubai in Japanese) as a last purifying step
- The host greets each guest with a silent bow.
- The Japanese tea ceremony steps begin with cleaning and preparation of the tea serving utensils.
- Next, the host prepares the tea by adding three scoops of matcha.
- Hot water is ladled into bowl and whisked into a thin paste. More water is added as needed to create a soup-like tea.
The host presents the prepared tea bowl to one of the guests and they exchange bows.
This first guest admires the bowl then rotates it before taking a drink.
The guest wipes the rim of the tea bowl then offers it to the next guest who repeats these movements.
After all the guests have taken a drink of tea, the bowl is rinsed clean by the host. The host will also rinse and clean the tea whisk and scoop again.
The host gathers the utensils and the guests exit with a bow completing the ceremony.
English Afternoon Tea
- The original tea party began as an “afternoon tea” by royal Britain’s Anna, the Duchess of Bedford.
- Anna started drinking tea and eating light refreshments when she became hungry in the afternoons, since it was typical to eat only breakfast and dinner at that time in Britain.
- Usually served between 3-5PM
Types of Afternoon Tea
- Observance of the custom originated amongst the wealthy classes in England in the 1840’s
- There are three basic types of Afternoon Tea:
- Cream Tea - Tea, scones, jam and cream,
- Light Tea - Tea, scones and sweets,
- Full Tea - Tea, savories, scones, sweets and dessert
-If you like to have milk in your tea, add it to the teacup before the tea is poured.
-Hold the handle of the teacup using your thumb and your first one or two fingers.
-Take small, quiet sips of your tea. Do not blow on the tea if it is too hot.
-When you are not drinking tea, place the cup on the saucer.
-Make sure to place the napkin in your lap and never on the table; if you leave the table put the napkin in your seat.
-It is fine to eat most of the foods with your fingers, taking small bites; however, use a fork when trying to eat messy foods.