How to find the best tea(2)

Following the first part, let’s continue our tea-finding trip.
We already use our eyes and ears to help us, now is the nose and mouth time.

From now on, any step can be stopped according to your requirements. This is something that must enter the human body.

Ask for try out

Ask the tea master to try the tea out; this is the only suitable and accurate way I know to judge good tea.
Smell to the dry tea leaves; feel careful whether there is an abrupt aroma.
Sometimes, the tea master will describe the type of aroma contained in the tea.
If you can’t smell the aroma described by the tea master, don’t be depressed. Everyone feels differently. You need to make sure that the aroma is what you like.
If everything is ok, it’s time to keep the eyes on the tea master.
Look what is the master doing, how the master treats the tea.
Temperature, usage, time, or anything else you want to know about, you can ask to the master.

Tea time!

As the hot water rushes in, the fragrance of tea gradually permeates the entire space.
It’s time to settle down and savor the cup of tea in front of you.
Put the teacup close to the tip of your nose and smell the aroma from the tea carefully.
Then take a sip of the tea and stir carefully with your tongue to distribute the tea throughout your mouth.
After removing the peculiar smell in the mouth through this step, take a sip of tea and swish in the air to release the aroma of the tea fully, and then swallow the tea in one breath.
Close your lips tightly and let the aroma of tea flow from your throat to your nose.
A good tea will be different at this stage.
Regarding the performance of aroma and taste, no matter which kind, good tea can steadily release its characteristics.

Continue to taste tea and sit for an afternoon.

The journey of finding good tea is not over yet.
As our follow-up partner, we have to test whether this partner is stable enough.
Enough to accompany us to spend a pleasant time.
Please continue to sit in the tea shop and drink the same tea until the taste and aroma of the tea change, become indifferent like water, or become bitter.
The following is the number and evaluation of the tea can withstand brewing:
(only applicable to whole leaf tea, not applicable to broken-leaf tea)

1 time: Stop immediately and leave.

Tea leaves that change the taste after a single brewing are usually made from inferior tea leaves with spices or other chemicals.
Please drink plenty of water after leaving to speed up the body’s metabolism.

2 times:This is a terrible tea.

Due to over-planting, the land on which this tea is grown may have lost its nutrients.
And in the process of planting, a large number of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides are used to maintain the growth of tea.
Unless this kind of tea has extraordinary properties that you are interested in (usually unlikely to have), it is for research; otherwise, it has no purchase value.

3~4 times: This is where most of the tea you can buy in China, Japan, or Taiwan.

Unfortunately, this tea still has a certain degree of use of fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. But after special treatment, some teas can still pass the organic certification.
When using this tea, although it can be brewed 3 to 4 times before it changes its flavor, I suggest that you can give up after brewing up to 2 times.

5 times or more: This is a scarce tea in the tea market.

And this stage is also close to the limit of people using their tongue to confirm the quality of tea.
Usually, this kind of tea has been carefully processed.
The use of pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides is also strictly restricted. Tea that does not use artificial chemicals at all can be found in tea at this stage.

Of course, those who pursue better quality will look for teas that are more resistant to brewing.
This means that we establish a connection with nature through tea. And this is why Mindlake Tea is here with you.