Welcome to Tea Time with Liv!
Come in and savor the flavor. Begin your experience or enhance your knowledge of tea. Share a cup with a friend, have an impromptu tea party with your children, or just sit back and relax.
Tea tasting can be as extensive and detailed as wine tasting. During tea tasting you are looking for 4 main factors - look, feel, smell, taste.
Today we are going to talk about look and feel starting with the dry leaf.
You can tell a lot about tea by the look and feel of the the dry leaves. Take a few tea leaves into the palm of your hand and gently press the leaves with your fingers. A fresh tea will be spring back and less likely to crumble than older teas. Gently press some dry leaves in your hand. Most new teas are a little springier and less likely to crumble than an older teas.
What you want to look for in a dry leaf is - springy, curly, neat, blackish, clean, and leafy.
What you do not want to find is - mushy, ragged, grey, dull, uneven, easily crumbled
When learning about tea it is best to start with a black tea in my opinion. It is a common tea we are all familiar with and you will notice the differences quicker.
Gather a group of your friends for an afternoon tea and hold your own tea tasting. Choose from a wide variety of teas from Teaporia by Tea Time with Liv.
If you live in the Albuquerque/Rio Rancho area and would like a hosted tea tasting, contact Olivia at email@example.com to reserve your date.
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