To provide high quality green tea to the American population to help them to enjoy a healthier, happier life!
About Tai Chi Green Tea
Tai Chi Green Tea selects the finest and freshest green tea from China’s mountainous regions. Tai Chi Green Tea in 2005 is certified organic tea from Yingshan (Grant Mountain), Hubei Province. To guarantee the freshness, Tai Chi Green Tea is brought to the US by air and kept refrigerated . There are two types of packages: loose tea (whole leaf tea) in bags and tea bags.
If possible, we suggest that:
Keep Tai Chi Green Tea refrigerated.
Use crystal glass or pure white china cup or teapot to brew the tea.
Brew Tai Chi Green Tea with mineral water or filtered water at around 150-160 F degrees.
Cautions and Suggestions about Drinking Tea
• People who are allergic to caffeine should not drink green tea. • People with stomach problems should drink light green tea and only do so after meals. • Pregnant woman should limit their tea drinking –no more than 2 servings (4 grams) of green tea per day. • When you are starving, avoid drinking tea. Tea will enhance your metabolism and makes you feel hungrier; sometimes, it might make you nauseated. • If you are taking medicine, do not use tea water to help you swallow the pills. Tea may interact with the medicine. • If you are taking medicines, please ask your doctor whether drinking tea is advised; and if yes, how much you may drink and the best times to drink it. • Do not drink too much tea at night before you go to bed. Not only will the caffeine in tea keep you awake, the water you take in will wake you up. • Generally, do not let kids (younger than 12) drink tea if they are not used to caffeine. If let them drink, only allow them to drink light green tea and only during the day. • Do not drink tea left over from the previous day. • Try to brew tea in cups made of china, glass, earth pot or stainless steel containers. If use paper cup, use specially designed cups for brewing tea. Do not keep tea in the paper cup for too long. Drink it as soon as possible. • Never brew tea using foam cups. Tea will interact with it and generates harmful substances. • When green tea is brewed, it should be light green (or light yellow). If it is dark brown after brewing, do not drink it. • Clean teacups or pots immediately after tea is served. Otherwise it is very hard to clean them. • To maximize green tea benefits, do not add sugar to the tea.
How to Store Green Tea
Green tea is a very delicate food. Just like any fresh vegetables, green tea needs careful handling. Oxygen, water, heat and light are the enemies of green tea. Thus for preserving the essence of green tea, we need to: 1. Keep it from moisture. 2. Allow as little air as possible in the container of the tea. 3. Refrigerate it, but do not freeze (Keep the temperature at 38-45 F). 4. Keep it away from light. The fresher the green tea is, the better. However, if it is kept in ideal condition, green tea may last for years and still keeps its fresh flavor.
How to Enjoy Green Tea
Brewing good green tea can be complex and can be very simple. Four factors are critical to enjoying green tea. A. The tea. B. The water C. The teapot or cups D. The Environment. A. The Tea: Good Quality Tea. Right Amount • The tea must be good quality; it must be fresh. • The amount of tea should be right. For 16 oz water, 2-3 grams of good-quality tea should be enough. Too much tea will make the tea taste bitter; too little tea will make the tea taste too light. B. The Water: Right Water, Right Water Temperature, Right Brewing Time. • Mineral water (spring water) is perfect. Well water and filtered tap water is fine. • Water temperature should be between 120 and 175 degrees. It depends on the tea – when it was picked, where it was grown, and what shape of the tea leaves is. Generally, Chinese green tea requires to be brewed at around 140-170 degrees. • If the temperature is lower, it needs to brew longer; if it is higher, the brewing time shoulder is shorter. Check the color of the tea. When it has turned light green, it is ready to drink. C. The Teapot or Cups: Right Tools • The best tool to brew green tea is white china or transparent glass (tea pots). We can appreciate the color of green tea. We can see the beauty of the green tea leaves. D. The Environment: Right Time and Right Place to Enjoy. • Choose the right time to enjoy green tea. Do not drink it when you are starving or late at night. The best time is at breakfast, during work, at lunch or at dinner. After you have had some good food, green tea makes you feel great. • Drinking tea with good friends and those you like or love will make the tea drinking more enjoyable. • Enjoying it under the trees in your backyard would be perfect. There is no fixed ways as how to brew and enjoy green tea. Following the basic rules, every experienced tea drinker will invent his or her unique way of enjoying good green tea (please do not forget to share your ways with us!).