Which kind of tea is consumed most often?
Do you know the famous saying: “If you are cold, tea will warm you. If you are too heated, tea will cool you. If you are depressed, tea will cheer you. If you are exited, tea will calm you”? We agree! Tea can be enjoyed at every moment of the day. We have done a little research on the popularity of this drink. Which kind of tea is most popular worldwide? We ask tea lovers and this is what they say.
Herbal tea is popular and especially mint tea. A refreshing cup of tea with health benefits. It improves digestion and reduces nausea and vomiting. Fresh or Moroccan mint, with a bit of green tea, unsweetened or with some honey. Mint tea is an absolute favourite. It looks great, especially in a long glass.
Pure or flavoured with jasmine, citron, cranberries or ginger. Green tea is consumed in a hundred different ways. Besides its great taste it is also popular because it is claimed to support weight loss. But for this you should drink a few cups a day over a longer period of time. Green tea is best made with water of 80 degrees, otherwise it gets bitter.
Just like green tea and oolong, black tea is made of the leaves of Camellia sinesis, but with another oxidation and higher caffeine level. Black tea keeps its taste longer. Ninety procent of the tea sold in the West is black tea. Think about English breakfast, Ceylon, Darjeeling and flavoured tea like strawberry, tropical fruits and lemon. A positive benefit from black tea is that is contains flavonoids that decrease the risk of strokes, high cholesterol and heart diseases. Two black teas are often mentioned by tea lovers. Here they are.
Black tea with oil of bergamot, a small citrus tree which blossoms during the winter . Early Grey has a strong smell and great taste. Named after (earl) Charles Grey (1764-1845), a British (prime) minister. Known since 1820, but still popular. Nowadays made of bergamot and green tea or oolong as well.
Some love it, some hate it. But it seems that the lovers are a majority. In a few countries the word for tea is ‘chai’, but here we refer to the spicy drink from India. Black tea with spices like cinnamon, ginger, pepper, cardamom and clove. Tastes great with milk and/or honey. A spicy drink and because of that a good substitute for coffee.
How do you present you tea?
Have you ever considered presenting your tea in dispensers? The dispensers of Food Dispense are made of UV blocking bin material that reduces the oxidation of oils to maintain the integrity of the tea. Our bins are contoured and smooth – ideally designed to avoid build-up of residue from specialty teas. Tight fitting lids ensure the freshness of your product.