After water, tea is the most important beverage in the world. It is probably one of the most universal beverages as there are only 2 words in semantics to call it. One is the “Tea” root and the other is “Chá”. Nestlé after revolutionizing the Coffee market with Nescafé and ultimately with Nespresso, now the Swiss company is trying to step in the complex world of tea. And to accomplish this, they developed the perfect machine: Special T.
Tea is the green gold
The first written proof of the Tea culture was found in the 10th
Century BC. Only more than 2000 years later Portuguese monks in China discovered this beverage. In the 17th century, British introduced Tea in the United Kingdom. They also planted Tea in India in order to compete against the Chinese monopole. Tea has amazing properties.
Tea has long been promoted for having a variety of positive health benefits. Recent studies suggest that green tea may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and some forms of cancer, promote oral health, reduce blood pressure, help with weight control, improve antibacterial and antivirasic activity, provide protection from solar ultraviolet light, and increase bone mineral density.
The Tea ceremony, from simple pleasure to Buddhist Satori
There are many ways and reasons in how to drink tea. For some people it is a way to warm up, others to solve some digestion or nervous problems and some people will master the art of Tea Ceremony in order to reach Satori. Satori is a Japanese Buddhist term for awakening,”comprehension; understanding”.
Through the ceremony of Tea, also called the Way of Tea, you can focus on the essential richness that Nature provides and connect your own inner-nature to what surround you.
The more you appreciate a good cup of tea, the more you realize how important is the Tea quality you use. And for that you want only the best.
Tea harvest and quality, what you need to know
There are several sorts of tea: white, green, yellow, black (called red in China), oolung and post-fermented. All comes mainly from 2 varieties of Tea plant: Camellia Sinensis, var. sinensis or Camellia Sinensis, var. assamica.
Another interesting point is about the Tea harvest itself. The youngest the leaf, the better quality of the Tea. It is also much more expensive.
The oldest the leaf, the less qualitative the tea is. Of course prices are also cheaper. Generally only the first top 2 or 3 inches of the plant is harvest. It takes around 15 days to the plant to produce new leaves.
Just a couple of minutes after the harvesting, the Tea leaf starts the process of oxidation which decreases the quality of the tea. That is why the drying process needs to start immediately after harvesting and the leaves conservation afterwards are important. When you want the perfect cup of tea, several parameters are important to gather and sometimes things are not so simple.
Nestlé Special T. , the perfect cup of tea by pressing one single button.
Based on the rich know-how brought by coffee, Nestlé found a simple and contemporary way for you to experience the perfect cup of tea. By preserving the precious quality of the Tea leaves in a capsule, anyone can prepare a great cup of Tea. The water temperature, pressure and discovery of aromas, Special T by Nestlé is a perfect moment of pleasure.
From the machine shapes and colors, to the subtle yet intense scent of the Tea leaves infusion to the warm sensation of the precious beverage in the mouth, all it is done to satisfy this great moment. Alone or with your family and friends, Special T will always find its place.
By blending rich heritage and modern technology, Nestlé innovates by proposing Specia T, a rare moment of self-indulgence.
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