Thursday, March 29, 2012

Steeping time

After being steeped in boiling water, tea leaves first give out substances like caffeine, vitamins and amino acids. The content of these substances in the tea will reach the peak value in three minutes, and as a result bring forth the tea's best flavor around that time. Three minutes later, as the content of solubles like tea polyphenols increases in the water, a somewhat astringent quality will be accumulated in the tea.

By Explore Cultural China

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