Exploring tea is the new cool: a basic guide to tea drinking

But with tea becoming so popular, few really know the difference between their teas as most South Africans still refer to all leafy beverages steeped in hot water as tea. Strictly speaking, the word ‘tea’ only refers to a beverage that comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant, which is native to Asia. The most common tea varieties are black, green, white, oolong, purple, Pu-erh and herbal infusions.

Tuisgemaakte Teebrood

Die dadels en rooibostee maak hierdie teebrood lekker swaar en klam, nes ek van ‘n koekbrood hou. Carmien Tea se Citrus Chai-rooibostee verleen ‘n ekstra speserygeur met ‘n tikkie sitrus, maar ek gebruik ook net so graag die Carmien Natural rooibos om hierdie teebrood mee te maak. Die maaskaasversiersel is heerlik hierby en ek was ook gelukkig om koekheuning in die hande te kry om daarby voor te sit.