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Tea is a drink made from cured leaves of the plant Camellia Sinensis. Each type of tea (white, yellow, green, oolong, black and post-fermented) has a distinct method of preparation in order to produce the best flavor.
Asked in Dieting and Weight Loss, Tea
Can you get sick drinking expired tea?
If you're talking about loose-leaf tea that has been properly stored (in a dry area), then no. Tea starts to break down and lose flavor, but it generally does not spoil. If you have tea that has been stored for a very long time, it will often taste very bland, and it may develop "off" aromas. But it is generally not harmful, unless it has been stored improperly (such as in too damp an area) and has grown mold. A taste test...
Asked in Health, Smoking and Tobacco Use, Tea
Is smoking tea bad for your health?
Any form of smoke inhalation is bad for your health. All forms of smoke contains tiny particles of carbon and partially-burned carbon chains that has the ability to latch onto your bodily cells and damage them, causing injury to those cells and even the growth of cancer. Smoke also contains other sub-chemicals which dissolve in the bloodstream, causing damage to the arteries and making them inflamed. Over time they will also cause fat to be clogged up in your arteries, causing strokes and...
Asked in Entertainment & Arts, Tea
What type of hats do the Tetley tea folk wear?
The hats are supposed to represent Yorkshire flat-caps. This is according to the Tetley tea company itself. However they look closer to resembling a desert cap due to the apparent flaps at the back. The flaps at the back of the Tetley folk hats are probably supposed to be hair-nets, part of the required uniform in food production to prevent contamination. ...
How do you prepare onion tea?
Take a large onion and peel out the external layer of it. Retain the clean, fresh and fleshy colored skin on it. This serves you as an excellent source of beneficial facts. Take a container and put about two cups of water in it. Allow it to simmer and after sometime reduce the flame to low. Now take the onion whose outer skin is removed and cut it into two or four halves and add it into the container with boiling water....
How much acid is in Earl Grey tea?
Earl Grey tea has a level of acidity similar to other black teas. Earl Grey uses a standard black tea, often a Ceylon black tea, as the base. The flavoring, bergamot oil, adds aroma but does not hugely effect the acidity. Also, acidity is a function of concentration, so it is hard to give an exact estimate of acidity...because tea contains mildly acidic substances, the stronger the tea is, the more acidic it will be. As a general rule, tea, including Earl Grey...
Asked in Labor and Birth, Tea, Inducing Labor
Will jasmine tea make a woman go into labor?
I've never heard of inducing labor through tea, but... who knows, I guess that since there are certain chemicals that can induce labor (i.e. Castor oil, or natural oxytocin) but I think that only rose-hip tea has castor, and only sexual means (usually via intercourse or nipple stimulation) causes oxytocin releases... My guess is that jasmine tea'd be fine, but one would need to consult their doctor (OB-GYN, family dr, etc...) first. There are certain herbs that should be avoided during pregnancy but...
What are the bad effects of rose tea?
There are some side effects, including heartburn, rose tea can give you. For example, bladder and kidney stones can develop if excessive amounts of vitamin C are digested. Too much vitamin C has also been resulted in sickle cell crisis in rare cases. Some people have found that, besides heartburn, rose tea has led to respiratory problems. While these are some of the more severe side effects, other less serious side effects are headache, insomnia, nausea, and heartburn; rose tea has been...
Asked in Tea, Nepal, Darjeeling
Does darjeeling tea have high acidity?
Tea varies widely in its acidity. It is easy to assess the acidity of tea by taste--the more sour it tastes, the more acidic it is. Strong black teas (often described as tannic) tend to be more acidic, but there are some lighter teas that are acidic as well. Sometimes the sour taste can be masked by bitterness in strongly bitter teas. It is hard to generalize about all Darjeeling tea, because it can be diverse, but Darjeeling tea tends to be...
Asked in Tea
Can you make herbal slimming tea at home?
Herbal slimming tea can be made by everyone with the right ingredients and recipes. Homemade herbal teas are healthier and help to slim down more. They also do not contain any preservatives and consumers know what exactly goes in there. ...
Is chamomile tea good during pregnancy?
Chamomile tea is often suggested in the treatment of insomnia, anxiety and digestive problems. Chamomile is gentle enough that it is frequently used to treat children and as an evening beverage for pregnant women. Used normally (not as the only beverage taken) it is perfectly healthy for most people. The exception being people with allergies to the plant or other plants in the same family. ...
Asked in Illegal Drugs, Herbal Medicine, Tea, Morphine
How do you make poppy seed tea?
There are numerous ways to extract Morphine and Codeine alkaloids from Poppy Seeds. One method is smoking. You can create home-made opiate extract from as little as 1 pound of poppy seeds. First pour your seeds into a pan with water, and begin to boil. Let it boil until the water is half gone. Then strain out the seeds, and begin boiling again. This time, boil until all the water is gone, and there is a tar looking substance at the bottom...
Asked in Dieting and Weight Loss, Coffee, Tea
How much caffeine does black tea have?
The caffeine content of black tea is widely variable, but in general, all tea, including black tea, has substantially less caffeine than coffee. Tea tends to have around 15-70mg per 8 ounce cup, usually based on a typical tea bag or 1 teaspoon of dry loose leaf tea. By comparison, brewed coffee tends to have around 85-135mg per 8 ounce cup. Keep in mind, most standard small cups in coffee shops are 12 ounces and a medium is usually twice an 8...