Types of blue tea
There are many varieties of blue tea, different country of growth, the degree of fermentation. Blue tea from Thailand "Nam Doc Anchan", it was mentioned above, in the sales network can be found under the name "Blue Purple" Chang Shu Anchan "," butterfly pea tea "," clitoria triple "," moth peas ", from the versions translation of the name of the plant.
There is also Chinese blue tea. It refers to the so-called uluns - semi-fermented teas. The raw material for it is the tea plant, not the clitoria ternate. Due to incomplete processing of the tea leaf, but only its edges, when brewing, an unusual color is obtained. These teas are called blue-green, because it turns out something between blue and black. Depending on the degree of fermentation, the color of the drink is different.
There are several varieties of it: Dong Fai Mei Ren, Feng Huang Dan Cong, Chai Da Hong Pao. The latter is a very expensive variety. All of them are characterized by excellent aroma and taste.
Vietnamese blue tea is an ordinary tea leaves, flavored with flowers of a tropical plumeria tree. Its flowers are white, red, purple, bluish color. They give a very nice fresh, slightly citrus scent with a touch of jasmine. Plumeria, blooming in blue color gives the drink the appropriate color.
Tea connoisseurs value not only high-quality and unusual drink, but the whole tea ceremony is important for them. Another category of people ignores this; it is for them that the manufacturers of blue tea have provided for the packaging of instant tea bags.
How to brew blue tea flowers?
Feel the real taste of blue tea can only brew it properly. For this, a porcelain or glass teapot is rinsed with boiling water, 2 teaspoons of raw materials are poured into it and poured with a small amount of hot water (80-90ºС). Literally 10 seconds later, it is drained and refilled with a glass, kept for 5 minutes, poured into cups.
Tea is ready, you can put sugar, honey, lemon in it, although real connoisseurs simply drink it. It is good in both hot and cold. Interestingly, the brew can be used up to 3 times, this property does not degrade tea. It should be drunk moderately, several times a day, some sources recommend only 1-2 times a week.