You’ve seen the articles: What does your sleep position say about you? What does your purse say about you? What does your workout say about you? There seems to be an inclination of certain personality types to have specific habits, style, and tastes. The experts at Teatulia Organic Teas say the type of tea you drink also says something about your personality. Here are a few tea stereotypes and three no-fail methods to brew iced tea during the hot summer months.
What does your tea say about you?
You choose black tea
If black is your thing, you are the coffee-drinker of the tea world. The rich, full-bodied flavors of black tea are straightforward and to the point, reflecting your own assertiveness and ability to see the finer details that can easily escape your more distracted peers.
You prefer green tea
You are the fresh, calming energy that comes with a cup of green tea. You keep your cool even when things are crazy and your ability to be genuinely thoughtful without over-thinking things creates a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere for those around you.
You enjoy neem tea
Like your tea of choice, you are totally unique. Neem’s bright, crispness has a cleansing effect on your palate in the same way your optimistic, free-spirited nature can uplift and brighten the mood in any room.
You sip tulsi tea
Tulsi is the perfect balance of spicy and sweet, not unlike the utterly charming people who prefer it. You know how to get what you want from just about anyone by bringing just enough spunkiness to balance your otherwise mysterious persona, setting you apart from everyone else in the crowd.
Whether or not you agree with these tea-drinking stereotypes, you are free to roam the realm of tea and try the many varieties and flavors to find your favorite type of tea.
How to make the best iced tea
Linda Appel Lipsius, CEO and co-founder of Teatulia, writes in her blog that there are three ways to make awesome iced tea.
Recommended tea to water ratios:
- 1 Teatulia pyramid tea bag per 12 ounces of water
- 10 Teatulia pyramid tea bags per gallon of water
1. Brew your hot tea as usual and pour over ice
It is recommended to chill the tea before pouring over ice to prevent dilution.
2. Make a concentrate and dilute
Brew your tea with a higher ratio of tea to water than usual. For example, use 15 Teatulia pyramid bags per gallon of water to make a concentrate. Dilute the concentrate as you are ready to enjoy it.
3. Cold brew
Place your tea bags into a container of cold water and leave in the fridge over night. Since no heat is applied to the tea, no (or fewer) tannins are extracted from the leaves resulting in an unbelievably smooth and refreshing beverage.