Thursday, December 13, 2007

Tea training

tea samples
2 beautiful ladies
tea bags
jasmine gold - green tea
strawberries with yoghurt tea - fruits tea
fancy sencha - green tea

my roibosh vanilla tea

I went to attend this Ronnefeldt tea training conducted by supplier, met 2 beautiful ladies. The training consist of general information about Ronnefeldt tea and tea tasting. If you are tea lover/drinker , you will definitely love it!! No doubt!

Ronnefeldt is one of the oldest tea companies in Germany and selected exquisite tea since 1823. It well known for top quality of tea in the world of hospitality.
Tea divides into leave, broken, tanning and dust. The loose teas we tried out all under broken tea leave category. We learned about the 5 stages of orthodox process (how to produce tea leave) - withering, rolling, fermentation,drying and grading. The trainer shares with us , the tea caffeine contain will stay in our body for 6 hours which longer than coffee caffeine, that's why some people can't sleep after drinking tea. She mentioned that herbs & fruits tea need more time to infuse if compare to the rest, normal tea need 3-4 min of infusion process. More than 3 min, tea leave will release tanning which will soothing our body. Before we made the tea, we need to pre-warm the tea pot, to ensure the tea keep the same temperature & pressure once hot water been pour into the tea pot which will preserve the tea quality. She advised us to drink tea without add on any lemon & sweetener which will weaken / destroy the taste of the tea. As for add on sugar / honey / milk which is very subjective to individual preference.

The key to top level quality and flavour is orthodox production. This method demands craftsmanship. The freshly plucked tea-leaves are carefully processed throughout all phases. This is work-intensive, time-consuming and naturally more expensive. But it is the only way that all the delicacy of the aroma and the typical character of the tea plants can be passed on to the finished product. In our experience, it is only this careful processing that can produce fine aromatic leaf teas that satisfy the highest of demands. This is why all black and green teas from Ronnefeldt are made according to the orthodox method, including the tea for their flavoured varieties.
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We are paying for the quality tea and branding. :P

We tried out some loose tea (broken tea leave), i manage to try one tea bag, a type of tea infused with vanilla flavour (Vanilla Roibosh). ^_^ We had black tea, flavoured black tea, green tea, flavoured green tea, fruit infusion & herbal infusion tea.

Black tea
Mokalbarie - black assam tea
~ malty, spicy, lively and extravagant

English Breakfast - black tea, ceylon, St jamas
~ a rich, mature and tangy fullness with a sparkling flavour

Flavoured black tea
Earl Grey - Darjeeling tea
~ an elegant tea with the subtle flavour of bergamot, intensive flavour

Green tea (not fermented tea)
Fancy Sencha - green china tea
~ a premium large-leafed sencha; delicate tartness with a breath of sweetness

Flavoured green tea
Jasmin Gold - green china tea
~ freshly plucked jasmine petals round off this delicate china tea and lend it perfect harmony

Herbal Infusion
~ a peppermint tea that refreshes and relaxes with natural menthol

~ flowering camomile and wholesome flavoured herbal infusion

Fruit Infusion
Carribean Summer
~ fruity aroma, sweetness (rose hip peel, peach, apple, berries)

Strawberry Yoghurt
~ Fruity aroma, bit sourness (strawberry, yoghurt, hibiscus,orange peel)

1 comment:

Dr.Gray said...

Tea tip #1. Anything with the word "Fancy" in the title is inevitably not. Find yourself a good importer theres a lot online now a days. Something like - loose leaf tea.