Teavern is active on social media! We post regularly on TikTok @theteavern, and you can follow us there for interesting posts. Our most recent post discusses how you've probably been drinking tea the wrong way:
@theteavern How to REALLY drink tea #drinking #tea #teaaddict #fy #fyp #foryoupage #foryou ♬ Sky Aesthetic - Tollan Kim
This is because tea's flavor comes from polyphenols, primarily flavonoids. As soon as a leaf is plucked from the tea bush, it starts oxidizing and losing flavor. By applying heat, the oxidation can be stopped or slowed. Through this heating of the leaves, tea can be given a unique flavor profile. Therefore, by reintroducing air into the tea during tasting or drinking it, you wake up the flavors of the leaf and cool it off to better allow your taste buds to process the flavor.