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Rinse tea is not unfamiliar to many tea lovers. Different people have a different opinion about the functions of rinse tea. Some of them think it is necessary for rinse away pesticides residues; others think it is a waste to be the riff of tea. So, what is the role of rinse tea?
1. What is Rinse Tea?
Talking about "rinse tea", I'm afraid that people drink tea may not feel unfamiliar to it. Literally, it means to wash the tea leaves, especially when brewing tea with a teapot or Gaiwan in Chinese Kungfu method, we are using the "rinse tea". According to research, the term "rinse tea" began in the Northern Song Dynasty and it has been used for 700 years. The "Chinese Tea Dictionary" explains "rinse tea" as: "Rinse tea can remove the tea leaves, stimulate tea aromas and flavors." for thousands of years.
2. Why Do We Need to Rinse Tea?
About the question, the most common explanation is that rinse tea can help remove impurities, bacteria on tea leaves; some people may think unprofessional and unhygienic if they do not rinse tea; others believe that rinse tea can remove the pesticides residues on tea leaves. Actually, the pesticides, heavy metals and other indicators of safety. Meanwhile, with the development of agricultural science and technology, many tea gardens, now and then, can be used for scientific research. In addition, most of the pesticides are actually fat-soluble and rarely soluble in water, so they can not be removed by water. Generally speaking, the main purpose of rinse tea is to develop its taste.
3. Methods and Tips of Rinse Tea
Infiltration way: Infiltration means that before we have tea, we can take out some tea leaves, we can also take part in the tea. of tea.
Shave-foams way: Shave-foam means that you can inject the teapot at one time. At this time we float on the surface of tea liquid. Some people would like to shave them, and then pour out the rinse tea water. (In fact, the main ingredient of these foams is tea saponin, which has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects and is not harmful to our body.) This way is suitable for brewing oolong and Wuyi rock oolong tea.