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Guilin Tea Science and Research Institute

Guilin Tea Science and Research Institute is the key institute of Guangxi. It is the first natural tea productive base in Guangxi Province. It was founded in 1965, the area of the whole plantation contains about 40 hectares, and it owns 250 different tea plants.

It was the royal tea garden in Ming Dynasty 400 years ago. The soil is fertile and rich in trace element. The tea had been paid to imperial court as tribute with its top quality and health protecting effect for a very long time in the history of China.

The institute keeps over 300 kinds of tea seed genes for 5 provinces of southwestern China. And it is the first organic tea garden in Guangxi. Most of the tea productions here are made with traditional hand-man-facture; they are natural health tea drinks, and very popular at home and abroad.

Guilin Tea Science and Research Institute
Guilin Tea Science and Research Institute

Oolong Tea Brewing Instructions:
It is best to use a clay teapot or in covered tea bowls made of porcelain for brewing oolong tea. Put about 3 to 5 grams tea into the teapot. Pour water that has just come to a boil over the leaves in the teapot. Discard this first brew. Do not drink it. This step is known as "awakening the leaves" and allows the tightly rolled or coarser oolong leaves, to open and release its flavor. It takes about 2 to 3 minutes to steep before you enjoy it.
Now the tea leaves are ready to be infused more than 7 times. The aroma and flavor in the second, the third and the fourth steep are considered the best. Each infusion will reveal a new dimension of the tea and you may find that the infusion time can be lengthened after the seventh pot. Drinking Oolong tea, it will help reduce fat and balance Yin and Yang.

The Way of Brewing Green Tea:
Making green tea is more easy than oolong tea, you should warm your cup first, then simply put 3 grams (approximately one teaspoon) of loose Green Tea into a ceramic cup (6 ounces to 8 ounces) or inside the ceramic filter of the cup if there is one. Then pour freshly boiling water (for best results please use water at the temperature of 80 degrees Celsius or 170 degree Fahrenheit) into your ceramic cup. Put a cover on top of the cup, and let it sit for 3 minutes. When one third of the tea is all that is left in the cup, you can add more hot water. You can repeat the above procedure with the same loose Green Tea leavers up to three times or more. Green tea has its special function of anti-cancer and anti-radiation. Green tea contains small amounts of fluoride and other nutrients which keeps the teeth strong and healthy. It also kills the bacteria which cause plaque, tooth decay, and bad breath.

How to Prepare White Tea:
Boil the water and let it cool a bit. Never use boiling water. Experts usually suggest the water temperature to be somewhere between 170 and 185 degrees Fahrenheit (around 80 degrees Celsius). Pour the water over the leaves. Be generous with white tea leaves since they are usually less dense than other types of teas. About one or two teaspoons of white tea leaves for each cup (8 ounces) of water will do. Steep only for about a minute when you steep the leaves for the first time. White tea can be steeped again and again. Steeping time should increase with each additional steeping, approximately 2to 3 minutes for each. To enjoy the subtle aroma of your white tea, drink it without milk or sugar. To taste White tea, it'll help lowering blood pressure, and reducing cholesterol, white tea protects the heart and the entire circulatory system. Researchers have also discovered that people who drink two or more cups of White tea a day are almost 50% less likely to die after suffering a heart attack. White tea is truly a remarkable heart tonic.

How to Brew Black Tea:
Unlike white and green types, black tea can withstand boiling water. After you added the right measurements (one teaspoon per 8 cups) go ahead and pour the boiling water slowly over the leaves. And also make sure your leaves have room to open. Avoid using tea balls, and purchase a mug or tea pot infuser instead. When you brew black tea, you'll want to keep your eyes on the time. Four or five minutes of steeping are perfect. Anything more than that and you risk a more bitter cup. After that, be sure and separate the infuser from the cup or teapot, let it cool a bit and enjoy. Black tea can be drunk straight up, or with milk or sugar as well. Studied done at Rutgers University reveal that black tea may help prevent stomach, prostate, and breast cancer. The chemicals found in black tea show it may slow down cancer growth.

Liubao Compress Tea Brewing Instructions:
Liubao compress tea is usually brewed in purple clay teapot (such as Yixing tea ware) or in covered tea bowls made of porcelain. The size of pot is determined by the number of drinkers. Start by filling one fifth of the pot with dry tea leaves and awaken the tea by quickly immersing it in boiling water, which is to be discarded. Adjust the immersion time according to personal tastes, let it steep about five minutes will get a good taste flavor, and the same tea can be steep again and again. Liubao compress tea should be drunk while hot. Good Liubao compress tea will have a strong aged flavor that is smooth and sweet to the taste. Liubao compress tea has been celebrated since the Tang Dynasty (618 A.D.-906 A.D.) for its health benefits and curative powers in certain diseases. Many scientific studies on Liubao compress tea which suggests that it may reduce cholesterol in the blood stream, reduce body weight, help to reduce high blood pressure, detoxify the liver, help prevent digestive problems and constipation.
Author/Editor By : Athena