Hertfordshire Life, the lifestyle magazine for the county features Mortier's Tea August 2013.
Here's a tip on how to de-caffeinate your tea at home:
The amount of caffeine in regular tea can be reduced by pre-brewing, or "rinsing," your tea leaves (1 minute for black tea or 30 seconds for white or green tea). After rinsing, simply brew your tea as normal.
Tea & health
1. Theanine is the new substance to watch. Only found in tea, not coffee, Theanine, produces a relaxed, yet alert state, after drinking around 3 cups of tea. It reduces stress and may be useful in reducing blood pressure. It may also explain improvements in sleep quality and mood upon wakening.
2. Tea consumption is known to benefit the functioning and protection of the heart. What is less well known is that black tea and green tea are equally effective in cardiovascular protection.
Tea & climate
The optimal temperature for growing tea is 22 degrees celsius. With the effect of global warming, both the yield and natural flavours of tea are likely to change as the crop will need to be grown at higher altitudes to achieve this optimum temperature.
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