You don’t need us to tell you that tea consistently tops lists of most-consumed beverages on a global level. One of the main reasons for this is the sheer number of interesting and innovative tea blending combinations, each of which delivers a different flavor profile to suit different palates. Plus, it is also possible to incorporate a range of ingredients that may help with stress and anxiety reduction, offer a boost to the immune system, and ease the symptoms associated with numerous illnesses such as the common cold.
What is the key to perfect tea blending?
The most popular tea blends contain combinations of ingredients that offer a balanced taste. The process is quite similar to the creation of perfume scents, as equal levels of consideration need to be given to the blend’s middle, base and top notes.
Simple vs complex blends
Simple tea blends contain up to three ingredients and often deliver a clean, straightforward flavor profile. Sometimes simple tea blends contain just two pure teas, such as Irish Breakfast.
It is also possible to create more complex tea blends, which typically contain more than three ingredients. The flavor profile of complex blends is more nuanced and Lavender Earl Grey Cream is a good example of a more intricate blend.
Popular tea blend ingredients
In countries such as India, various spice blends containing ingredients including cloves, cinnamon, black peppercorns, and cardamom have been incorporated into tea for centuries specifically to deliver remedial or therapeutic benefits. These are all well-known ingredients, however, there are also plenty of lesser-known options that can also help to deliver well-balanced and delicious teas.
Dandelions are commonly thought of as an irritating weed that can overtake gardens quickly during the summer season. They can be found in many different countries across the world as this is a hardy plant that can grow successfully in even the most challenging conditions.
However, dandelions have been regarded as an important medicinal ingredient for centuries as their roots are packed full of beneficial nutrients, including vitamins C and A.
Asafoetida is found in the roots of the Ferula plant, which is native to countries including Iraq and Afghanistan. It is a common ingredient in Indian cuisine, where it is typically used in a dried powder form widely referred to as Hing.
Hing has a very distinctive, notably savory flavor profile and can provide an unparalleled level of depth to an array of dishes and drinks. Asafoetida is used in a range of tea blends and can enhance the flavor of everything from classic ginger teas to masala green teas. This ingredient is said to have a variety of benefits, including aiding digestion which makes it a popular choice in blends designed to accompany meals.
Also known as holy basil, tulsi is an aromatic flowering herb in the same family as lavender, rosemary, oregano and sage. There are several different types of this popular herb, some of which lean towards a peppery or floral flavor profile, with others giving a spiced aroma similar to cloves. Tulsi often works well in rich black tea blends alongside hints of cocoa.
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