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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the latin name for the plant that tea is made from?

    • A.

      Camilla parker bowles

    • B.

      Lex paraguariensis

    • C.

      Camellia sinensis

    • D.

      Camilla rosso

    • E.

      Tea tree

    Correct Answer
    C. Camellia sinensis
    Explanation
    all of the true tea's are made from the one plant camellia sinensis. all other hot drinks we enjoy are call herbal infusions or tisane's.

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  • 2. 

    The tisane from south africa is called rooibos, that comes from a dutch word. what is the translation of rooibos into english?

    • A.

      Healing potion

    • B.

      Tasty hot drink

    • C.

      Elixir of the gods

    • D.

      Red bush

    • E.

      Our drink of choice

    Correct Answer
    D. Red bush
    Explanation
    rooibos has been used in south africa for over a century for medicinal purposes. for conditions such as headaches, digestion problems and many others.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these choices would be considered true tea's?

    • A.

      Black

    • B.

      Green

    • C.

      White

    • D.

      Oolong

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    all of these common types of tea's are all made from the same plant, the camellia sinensis. it is the different processing of the plant that makes them a black or green tea.

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  • 4. 

    What would be the correct range of temperatures of water for steeping your green tea?

    • A.

      Rolling boil (212° f)

    • B.

      Tap water temperature (150°f)

    • C.

      160°f - 175°f

    • D.

      190°f - 200°f

    • E.

      180°f - 190°f

    Correct Answer
    C. 160°f - 175°f
    Explanation
    most loose tea's will come with steeping instructions. if it does not you can play it safe and steep it at a maximum temperature of 180°f. once you get into the superior sencha's and gyrokuro green tea's you want to keep the temp down.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these is not a tool for steeping tea?

    • A.

      Tea ball

    • B.

      Tea press

    • C.

      Tea house

    • D.

      Tea strainer

    • E.

      Tea stick

    Correct Answer
    C. Tea house
    Explanation
    there are many different tools and products that can be used to steep your tea. herbal and tisanes can hold up to long steeping times, but when it comes to green, oolong, white and black teas the longer you steep the tea the more bitterness will be pulled out of the leaves. so you want to be able to remove the leaves from the water, like with a ball or strainer. as well pick a product that has the right hole size for your tea. you don't want to be straining your tea with your teeth and you don't want to smother your leaves and not allow them to open up.

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