Drink Good Tea!
I take a few quick sips. “This is really good.” And I mean it. I have never tasted tea like this.. It is smooth, pungent and instantly addicting.
“This is from Grand Auntie,” my mother explains. “She told me ‘If I buy cheap tea, then I am saying that my whole life has not been worth something better.’
A few years ago she bought it for herself. One hundred dollars a pound.”
“Your kidding.” I take another sip. It tastes even better.
There is some truth to the above passage, you should drink good tea. How much do you pay for tea? I am not suggesting you need to pay $100 dollars a pound for good tea! Price does not always guarantee quality, but generally ‘Good Tea’ is a great investment. Your return on that investment is a smooth and pungent flavor. This depth and consistent flavor is very addictive, and after that, will result in multiple infusions of the leaf!
Cheap Tea bag tea is designed for one time use! I have heard tales of a second and even third infusion from a single tea bag. What is the point of weak tea? Drink good tea!
Not so with loose leaf tea. You can certainly get great flavor from a second infusion, and with some teas, even a third infusion and beyond. At Local Tea Company we call this ‘multi-fusion’ or ‘multi-steeping’. You might be interested in a previous blog post about this subject.
Many customers will only infuse or steep a pot or cup of tea once. They then dispose of the leaves, hopefully to a compost bin. Tea was an expensive commodity during my youth in Yorkshire, and from an early age my mum always taught me how to get the most value from loose leaf tea! Who would have thought that the term ‘multifusion’ would later describe this process?
Keep in mind these infusions were always at the same sitting, for instance, at least two cups were the norm in my childhood. I have never had a problem drinking two cups or more. If more than a cuppa poses a problem for you, then keep your leaves fresh by placing them in the refrigerator for use later the same day. I do not advise keeping them beyond a day, in case of spoilage. Just drink more tea!
Drinking more tea is much easier when you have the right tea!
“Your kidding” said the Tea Lady. Local Tea continues to make your ‘TeaLife’ better and better.
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