Attaboy! You’ve joined our first ever Luhse Tea blog posting.
We are starting a prohibition on grandma’s old brand tea bags.
Comparing the standard grocery store bought tea bag to good quality loose leaf teas is like comparing a hamburger to chateaubriand. Sure we can get all technical on you, but it really all boils down to this, only a piker, bazoo or pushover’s gonna settle for the ‘old bag’.
A good bottle of wine is going to cost you around $16.50. That is taking into account multiple websites ‘experts’ opinions. A single gourmet chocolate bar will cost you 3.99, and that’s on the very cheap side if you start trolling the web for the better stash. Recently, our gams took us into a famous coffee shop where our peepers scanned the menu. Each drink costs a lot of dough. We went on the lam and got out of the joint quick like. Us dames headed home, where we knew we could imbibe in the very best connoisseur level loose-leaf tea for only pennies on a dollar.
Tea is the second most consumed drink in the world, next to water. It is the number one most consumed drink sold commercially. Whether you’re drinking black, white, green or oolong it’s all coming from the exact same plant, the camellia sinensis. The only difference between the types of tea is the processing of the leaf.
Now, a tisane is a different animal altogether. Tisanes are any herbal drink not made with the camellia sinensis. It’s a concoction of roots, seeds, flowers or leaves. The process of making a tisane is the same as tea though. If you’re familiar with rooibos and honeybush, a South African root and leaf respectively, which are hugely popular tisanes, you already know what they are without realizing it. Other examples of tisanes that many people call tea are the chamomile flower, peppermint leaves, lemon balm (a mint family herb), leaves and stems from a rainforest tree known as yerba mate, and the fruit of roses we call rose hips.
Enough yammin’already. Life’s toiling, the waters boiling, drink more tea.
The three pictures we've posted are courtesy of National Geographics wallpapers.