There’s nothing more relaxing than sipping on a cup of your favorite cinnamon green tea after a long day. With so many varieties of tea available, it’s a gift that keeps giving! Not only does tea taste incredible, but it’s also beneficial for your mental and physical health because of the presence of phytochemicals and polyphenols.
If you’re thinking of mixing different teas to create new flavors and gain different benefits, here’s all you need to know:
How it impacts the flavor
Every tea is different from the others—different tea types need to be brewed at different times at different temperatures. For example, if you’re making black tea, you need to brew it at 206 degrees for around 3-5 minutes to get the optimal flavor without burning it. Herbal tea blends need to be brewed for longer to draw out the more complex flavors. The taste would turn bitter if you brewed black tea for longer than 5 minutes.
It gets even trickier when you add green teas into the mix—they need to be brewed at around 180 degrees for just 2-3 minutes. Anything more than that will create dark and intense flavors that can be overbearing.
How it impacts health benefits
When mixing teas, you’ll face similar issues with the health benefits as with the flavor. Following the optimal brewing temperatures and times allows the polyphenols and phytochemicals to flow into the water. Too hot, and these properties might get damaged; too little brewing time and these chemicals won’t be able to move into the water.
You need to consider all these effects when mixing your teas to get the maximum health benefit.
Mixing true teas
True teas are made from the Camellia Sinensis Plant. These include black tea, green tea, white tea, yellow tea, oolong tea, and pu’erh tea. Each has its own unique flavors that are difficult to mix together. True teas can blend well with herbal teas and spices instead of with each other.
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You can mix two teas together, but it’s important that you have a deep understanding of their notes so that the concoction doesn’t taste bad. You’re going to have to add different ingredients to balance the flavor.
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