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Best restaurant in Zetland: The art of tea drinking

Tea plays a very important part in the Chinese culture and it evident whenever you visit a Chinese restaurant. How much do you know about tea? The best restaurant in Zetland, East Phoenix, will tell you more. Read on.

Do you know that the Chinese started drinking as long as 4000 years ago? That is probably why drinking tea is so deeply rooted into their culture.

There are essentially three steps to the art of tea drinking.

First, you observe. Look at the tealeaves, the good ones are tight in shape and has a green gloss while the poor ones are usually loose and dull in colour. The leaves are supposed to be dry enough to make a rustling noise in your palm.

Second step after observing is to smell it. The ‘right’ smell should be pure without an acid smell. Fresh and high quality teas should have a natural fragrance instead of a stale smell.

Lastly, in terms of taste wise, you should taste a hint of bitterness and a lasting sweet aftertaste to qualify the tea as a good tea. You can actually chew on the leaves directly!

Be a pro tea drinker the next time you visit the best Chinese restaurant in Zetland, East Phoenix Chinese Restaurant for yumcha and dinner!