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Ristretto or 'corto' as it is popularly called is a hot favorite of coffee lovers who would like to experiment on different varieties of espresso types. This espresso coffee is prepared by a very small shot of espresso. A shot is made of 1 to 1 1/2 ounces...
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Organic Herbal Tea
Organic herbal tea is a soothing, and fitting replacement for sugary, caffeinated drinks. Tisanes, or herbal teas, have both medicinal properties and health benefits. All tea comes from the same plant, the Camellia Sinensis evergreen plant that grows in different parts of the world. The different processes that tea goes through are the determining factor of what type of tea it is.
White tea is the first type of tea, it is processed the least of all teas. Basically, it is just picked and left to dry. White tea has a mellow, light cup comparable to champagne. Green tea is the next type of tea. It is processed slightly more than white tea, and also produces light colored tea, but has a little more flavor than white tea. Depending on the country where the tea is processed has a lot to do with the style and flavor of the green tea. Oolong tea is next on the list. It is the most complex tea and requires special care with a very skilled tea master to produce it. Oolong tea is partially oxidized, which means that it is exposed to air for a small amount of time. Black tea is the last type of tea. Black tea is the most common type of tea and is what you consume when your order iced tea to go with your meal in a restaurant. Black tea is fully oxidized which means it is exposed to air for an extended amount of time. Black tea produces a dark coppery reddish color with the boldest flavor.
Organic herbal teas are teas that are grown without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Organic farmers use resources that conserve the water and soil to sustain the environment. Organic farmers must use pesticides and fertilizers that do not contain synthetic ingredients. It is a huge misconception that organic farmers do not use pesticides. This is not true; if an organic farmer needs to control an insect infection, he must do so with a pesticide intended for organic farms and must be a special kind of pesticide.
Some benefits of purchasing organic herbal tea are that you are protecting the environment and avoiding the toxic chemicals in your tea. Organic herbal teas are more expensive than regular tea but the prices are comparable and highly variable. Using organic herbal teas will help keep the toxic chemicals out of the environment.