Enjoy the beautiful rich colour of tea through our transparent range of catering quality glass Teaware. Take your tea time to another sensory experience and up your hosting game. For an even better visual effect try out some of the fantastic floral teas from the East explained further below.
FAST FACTS ON OUR GLASS POTS, CUPS AND MUGS
1. Can handle bigh temperatures
The special glass material used to make our glass Teaware can handle high and sudden temperature changes.
2. Special feature-Non drip spout
Regular china or porcelain teapots often have dripping issues. Our blown glass teapots have special design-non drip spouts.
3. Easy to see when your tea is ready
One of the benefits of a glass teapot is you can see if your tea is ready by looking at the colour of tea
12. Glass teapots can be multi-functional
You can use glass teapots for many other things, such as an oil dispenser or vase for the living room. Get creative for limitless possibilities.
FLORAL TEAS FROM THE EAST
When it comes to tea, nothing is as beautiful or captivating as a pot of flowering tea. These dazzling teas have taken the world by storm with their beauteous bloom and intricate design. Because tea culture originated in the East, many unique herbal teas are from there. Flowering tea is intricately stitched together using organic tea leaves interlaced with fragrant flowers . Available at most specialist shops.
Chrysanthemums are flowering plants that originate in East Asia and can mainly be found in China. The entire flower is edible and their leaves are cultivated to make chrysanthemum tea because it has traditionally been seen as an anti-inflammatory herbal medicine. The best part of this tea is its delightful, floral aroma and delicate sweet flavour.
Sakurayu tea or cherry blossom tea is a unique tea originating in Japan and the main ingredient is, of course, beautiful cherry blossom petals. To produce this tea, the petals are first pickled in plum vinegar and salt, and then dried, stored and sealed. To brew the tea, you must first sprinkle a few of the dried petals into a cup of water. The petals will slowly unfurl and float to the surface. Steep the tea until its flavour reaches your desired taste. The flavour of the cherry blossom tea is an absolutely delicious balance between salty and sweet.
OTHER TYPES OF TEAS
Black tea is one of the world’s most popular drinks in the world, especially in Great Britain and Ireland. So much so that it is estimated that the British drink over 165 million cups of black tea every single day. Here in South Africa, we commonly refer to black tea as Ceylon tea or, more colloquially, normal tea. Because black tea has a slightly bitter and astringent taste, many people enjoy it with a small amount of milk and sugar. What makes black tea unique from other true teas is its lengthy production process. For instance, unlike green tea, black tea is prepared by drying the leaves in the sun before being heated. Research shows that black tea may reduce high blood pressure, lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and improve one’s cholesterol profile.
Green tea has its origin in China where it has been popular for millennia. These days, however, green tea has become popular in the West due to its many proven health benefits, which include reducing cancer risk, lowering blood pressure, reducing insulin resistance and increasing glycemic control. There are many different types of green tea on the market including the popular matcha, sencha and genmaicha – all exceptionally healthy in their truest form.
Oolong tea is also very popular in China and is almost like the middle man between green tea and black tea. Like black tea, it’s also oxidised during its production process. Depending on the degree of leaf oxidation, oolong tea may taste more like green tea or black tea. Because of this position, it contains the same polyphenols found in both types of tea giving you a mixture of both types’ health benefits like lowering blood-glucose levels and cholesterol.
Pu-erh tea is another one of the true teas but it’s also a fermented drink with a more bitter taste compared to standard tea. Much like kombucha, red wine and kimchi, pu-erh contains lots of live bacteria that are highly beneficial for your gut. During the production process, the tea leaves undergo microbial fermentation and because of this the tea continues to age and change even after drying the leaves. Pu-erh tea can be made from either black tea or green tea, but the most preferred type in China and the rest of the world is green pu-erh tea.
White tea is like the polar opposite of black tea. Whereas black tea is the strongest of the teas, white tea is the mildest. This makes it a great option for those with a caffeine sensitivity because it contains about a quarter as much as a normal cup of coffee. White tea is made from the youngest tea leaves and it doesn’t undergo oxidation or rolling processes. Despite the differences between white tea and green tea, it carries the same nutritional profile and health benefits.
There you have it! Now you know everything you need to navigate the wonderful world of tea. Add a new twist to tea service with the help of Core Catering Supplies. We have a large collection of teapots, cups, saucers and tea accessories to make tea service easy and eye-catching. Shop our collection for the hospitality world’s leading brands and dazzle your guests with exceptional tea service.