Thai green tea is a fragrant beverage made from tea leaves. It contains several varieties of naturally dried tea leaves. The drink tastes less astringent than classic green tea. It is characterized by a creamy milky aroma and the presence of tones of various herbs.
Description and chemical composition of tea
The leaves are harvested in Thailand by hand from evergreens on the plantations in Kanchanaburi province, in the valley of the river Kwai. For the most part, Thais grow Chinese tea bushes. For the production of green tea, only the young top leaves are taken. Raw materials are processed more often on the day of collection and avoid withering and fermentation. So it does not lose its freshness, natural aroma and retains its beneficial properties as much as possible.
Green tea varieties from Thailand provide the body with vitamins B, C, K, E and trace elements – iodine, zinc and iron.
Broken and leafy varieties for brewing Thai green tea are sold. Broken leaves are either deliberate or a waste of entire leaf production.
The benefits and harms of drinking Thai green tea
Emerald tea, as the drink is called in Thailand, tones the body, warms it and relieves fatigue.
- increases appetite;
- calms the nerves;
- corrects blood pressure, restores elasticity and firmness in blood vessels;
- lowers sugar and cholesterol levels;
- normalizes the activity of the digestive tract;
- improves the appearance of the skin;
- refreshes the spirit.
By helping to speed up the metabolism, green tea from Thailand leads to weight loss, which women are especially happy about. Do not forget about popular weight loss counterparts such as raspberries, milk tea or hibiscus. It is also worth considering a specialty drink Herbalife thermogestic.
There are no serious contraindications to the use of Thai tea. An exception is an individual reaction to an ingredient in a drink, which is rare.
Emerald tea is brewed once. Then they get a drink with a rich color with all the useful elements. When you brew tea, the water has a temperature of up to 80 degrees. For one cup, 1 teaspoon is enough. dry leaves. The tea leaf is prepared in a teapot intended for this or directly in a cup.
Thais wash the tea leaves from dust, pour clean water over them before brewing and drain immediately. Then pour some water with the desired temperature immediately and store the contents in the kettle for 5 minutes. A longer brewing makes the tea too sour.
To prepare a drink take:
- 2 teaspoons tea leaf;
- 200 ml of water;
- 2 tsp. low fat cream and condensed milk.
The tea brewed and infused for 5 minutes is filtered, condensed milk is added, mixed well until a homogeneous solution is obtained. After a while, cream is poured into the chilled tea and ice cubes are added. This Thai tea can quench your thirst in the middle of a hungry day.
A refreshing Thai green tea cocktail is also made in a shaker that mixes the ingredients.
Condensed milk tea
The process for its preparation is as follows:
- 2 teaspoons of raw materials are poured with 500 ml of warm water with a temperature not exceeding 80 degrees.
- Let infuse for 5 minutes.
- At the end of the time, the strained drink is poured into copper.
- Add “condensed milk” to the bowl to taste.
Drink preferably chilled and at lunchtime.
The most common tea drink in Thailand is tea latte. Prepare it this way:
- 1 liter of zero-fat milk is heated to boiling;
- pour 2 tbsp. l. green tea leaf;
- the mixture is kept for 7 minutes, filtered and poured into copper.
Drink hot at noon. To keep it in this condition for a while, it is allowed to pour it into a thermos.
Thais have many recipes for the drink. Thais drink freshly brewed tea and add sugar, lime, ice cubes to it. Some people like the drink with cinnamon, others with cocoa. Many people prefer emerald tea with flowers, like jasmine. Each family has its own secrets to brewing and using it.