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  • Hello everyone, I am Niharika welcome back, well in today's lesson we are going to look

  • at types of tea. So, what comes to your mind when you think or talk about tea, well the

  • aroma, the taste, tradition or social gathering. Well, all these beautiful elements are associated

  • with the wonderful beverage called Tea.

  • So, in today's lesson we're gonna look at different

  • types of tea, in fact the most popular one's in the world because many people have no clue

  • how to serve different types of tea or how type of tea should be taken. So, that's what

  • you are gonna learn and let's get started. The first one is English breakfast, well English

  • breakfast is one of the most common type of tea that you would find in the world. Well

  • it was initially just called as Breakfast Tea and it was developed by the Tea master,

  • he was in fact Scottish tea master , his name was Drysdale, so Drysdale was the one

  • who developed this type of tea and in fact it is a blend of fine black teas including

  • the keemun tea, so why the name English breakfast, well eventually this type of tea was extremely

  • popular in England, so the London tea shops or you know, tea stores, renamed it to English

  • breakfast because it is said that the aroma of this tea is very similar to a fresh hot

  • toast from the oven. So, well, maybe that's exactly the reason why it is named as English breakfast

  • tea. And how this tea should be served? Well it should be served with milk or lemon, but

  • please do not mix lemon and milk together because that would curdle the milk , right?

  • So, either it can be served with milk or with lemon, okay. Now let's have a look at the

  • second one, Irish Breakfast, well surprisingly Irish are great tea drinkers, well I learned it

  • when I was looking for the information about tea, I didn't know that, so Irish people are

  • great tea drinkers and they brew their tea very strong. so, the flavour of Irish breakfast

  • tea is extremely robust and because of it's strong taste people tend to add sugar and of course

  • it 's taken with milk, but never with cream, cream is for coffee, okay? So you add milk

  • and sugar to this type of tea, in fact you know there's a saying among the Irish people

  • that a perfect cup of tea should be as strong to drop a mouse from it, pretty interesting

  • right? So, that's a famous saying, so yes the aroma of Irish breakfast tea is extremely

  • robust and strong. The next one, Earl Grey, that's one of my favourite, well Earl Grey

  • Tea .. there was this man named Earl Grey , who was also the Prime Minister years

  • ago under William four, well of course this type of tea is named after him the reason

  • because it's believed that a Chinese Mandarin offered a blend of black tea in order to influence

  • trade relations. So, that's a possibility that why this type of tea was named as Earl

  • Grey. So, in fact it is a mix of black tea, it's the blend of black tea and bergamot oil

  • and it's served plain, without sugar, without milk, without cream, it's just served plain,

  • okay that's Earl Grey for you and the next one that we have is the Darjeeling Tea, well

  • Darjeeling Tea is grown in the mountain areas of India and the high altitude , the mountain

  • altitude and the misty, the very gentle misty rains are perfect combination to grow this unique

  • flavour, or a light-flavoured tea. So, Darjeeling Tea is extremely light-flavoured and in fact

  • even this tea is to be taken without milk, there are a few people who like Darjeeling

  • tea to be served with a dash of lemon, but without lemon, without milk this tea is just

  • perfect, because it has a unique aroma that people love it, so that's Darjeeling tea for

  • you. Another type is Oolong Tea, well Oolong tea belongs to China, it was grown in China

  • but now it's very much grown in Taiwan and it's called as Elegant Tea, in fact it has

  • another name to it as well, it's also known as Champagne of teas, so again Oolong tea

  • has this amazing aroma, it's across between black tea and the Green Tea and it has a very unique

  • aroma to it, in fact the tea leaves are fermented, they are fermented to achieve this delicious

  • fruity aroma, or delicious fruity taste to it. So, if you haven't tried Oolong tea then

  • you should, because it's different and it's just amazing. The next one Green Tea , well

  • I am gonna explain Green Tea and White Tea together because they are pretty similar to

  • each other, both the tea are made out of Camellia sinensis plant, which is famously known as

  • the tea plant.

  • And they are very lightly processed so that the leaves of this type of tea, they are made

  • out of Camellia sinensis plant, they are very lightly processed to prevent oxidation and

  • they are lightest and the purest form of the teas and in fact has extremely wonderful health

  • benefits. So if in case you are very concerned about your health , you wanna be fit, you

  • want glowing skin, then Green Tea and White Tea are just perfect. And then the last one

  • that we have for you is Masala Chai, it's also called as Indian Tea with spices and

  • it is prepared by boiling water, milk and the tea of course, it's either in the form of

  • tea bags or tea powder and lot of spices are added while boiling this, cardamom, cinnamon,

  • pepper and even ginger. So, all these spices are added in order to make the Masala chai,

  • It's delicious, it has a very different aroma, a very Indian aroma to it and also has a lot

  • of health benefits, if you are suffering from high cholesterol or if you have bad sore throat

  • then this chai is perfect, okay so it's either called as Masala Chai or it's called as Masala

  • Tea or Tea with Indian spices. Okay? Alright, so this brings me to the end of this lesson,

  • These are the types of tea, if you had no idea well I hope this lesson is helpful to

  • you and now that you know these are the types of tea go ahead, make a delicious cup of tea

  • for yourself, I will be back with a new lesson , till then you take care.

Hello everyone, I am Niharika welcome back, well in today's lesson we are going to look

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English Lesson – Talking about ‘Types Of Tea’ – Learn English Vocabulary

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    楊鎧瑄   posted on 2015/10/10
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