Sunday, February 25, 2007

Pearl Jasmine Tea

In Chinese, it's called "Heong-pin", one of my daily cuppa. It s a blend of Jasmine flowers and green tea. Very light and fragrant. But me prefer Xi Hu Long Jin. My favourite, but ran out of it since CNY. Tea is a good source of anti-oxidant, full of health benefits and very much lower in caffeine compared to coffee. But that also depends on how you brew it. If you brew it for a long time, it becomes thick and contains more caffeine.

I bought this Pearl Jasmine Tea yesterday at a tea gallery in Parkson. I almost always stop by the shop for green tea ice-cream, and they serve me tea. So, i bought some of their varieties for my daily consumption.

This pic above shows what it looks like. This much is enough for 4 brews. About 1 1/2 teaspoonfuls. I dont use all those teaboats & teawares for brewing due to lack of space. They are all kept nicely in their box inside one of this house's many cabinets, lol. Wait till i move my ass out, then i'll start collecting all those toys wares.

What i do is pour hot water (not boiling hot - 10 minutes after it's stopped boiling is good enough) into a cup with a built-in strainer, wait for a few minutes, before pouring the brewed tea into a teapot. I'll repeat the process each time i finish drinking.

6 Responses:

L B said...

looks like rabbit droppings.. but the container looks good..

may said...

*rolls eyes at LB*... LOL!

I miss drinking a good cup of chinese tea here...

Samm said...

lb - as long as it doesnt taste like it, who cares, lolz..... *hands a cup to lb*

may - *whispers to may; dat lb needs a piakking* There also can buy tea mah. Trust me, it's better for your health in the long run. Drink less coffee, ya.

King's wife said...

hmm..I am a regular tea drinker too. Every single day, without fail. I have so many types stocked in my pantry, I am taking forever to finish them.

Cocka Doodle said...

Looks like goat shit to me. LOL
Can take away those Pearl Tea from your palm ah? I wanna read the lines. LOL

Samm said...

king's wife - faster, go finish. Aiya, CNY should serve more tea with those candies and cookies. Taste good mah.

cocka - Kenot see. SECRET!!! Aiya, i tell you can lohh. All you see is S-11 signs, lol.