Updated: Aug 23
One Tea One World, One Pot One Universe; In One’s Palm move the Heaven and Earth, With the delicate fragrance heart is contented.
Tea is the national drink of China. Drinking tea can help relieve fatigue and eliminate worries. It can help cultivate a person’s temperament and lead to a feeling of embracing the whole universe. Brewing good tea depends on the understanding of the color, fragrance, and taste of tea, the process of tea growth behind every link and how the influence of heaven, earth, and people factors to unfold the beauty of life within tea. How can you brew a good pot of tea? There are six essential factors one must grasp - water used, tea leaves, water temperature, amount of tea leaves, time used to steep tea, and the choice of tea ware used. Water used for brewing tea Water is the “mother” of tea. Understanding the quality of water is the first essential factor in brewing good tea. The quality of water will directly influence the quality of tea. When the water quality is not good, it will be difficult to unfold the characteristics of tea and its color, fragrance, and taste. Water quality is divided into “soft” water and “hard “water. The so-called soft water is velvety, with soothing taste. Hard water is not smooth and irritating to the throat and tongue. Water can be divided into eight categories: Spring water: It will undergo sandstone filtration, which results in a rather pure and sweet taste with more stable quality. Well water: It is categorized as underground water. Since the environment is usually polluted, it is not suitable for brewing tea. Rain water and snow water: People in ancient times used “Heavenly Spring” as an analogy for rain and snow water. But due to severe air pollution and acid rain, rain and snow water are not suitable for brewing tea. Tap water: This is the most convenient and accessible type of water. However, due to chlorine content, brewing with tap water will directly destroy tea flavor. Water filter must be used to filter impurities. Water can be used after heating the water, and chlorine content is evaporated after the lid is lifted. Distilled water: It is a soft water that’s artificially made. Although it is absolutely pure, the result of brewing tea with it is not necessarily better than other types of water and it is more costly. RO water: Although a soft water, there is no trace of element within such pure water, resulting in tea which is not fragrant. Pyramid Energy Magnetized Water: Water is sweet and fragrant with tiny water molecules. The high energy with live oxygen content can activate the cells within the body and is very suitable to make tea.