台灣蜜香紅茶介紹

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蜜香紅茶有添加蜜?可降低心血管疾病發生?

根據國外研究顯示,紅茶對人體的幫助並不亞於綠茶,一天喝大約3到4杯的紅茶可以預防蛀牙,而紅茶除了含有有益人體的兒茶素,還有經過長時間發酵產生的茶黃質茶紅質,也可以降低中風或心血管疾病的發生。

紅茶在日治時期即已經開始在台灣進行栽種,不過當時以引進國外的葉種為主,並沒有發展出屬於台灣紅茶自己的獨有特色,而後在這些基礎上,茶葉改良場也培育出多種紅茶茶種,更自從2000年以來不斷地在蜜香茶的製作技術上有所研究,其中以蜜香紅茶最為成功,也是具有相當台灣特色的紅茶代表[1-3]。

蜜香紅茶的樹種為台茶12號金萱烏龍或台茶13翠玉烏龍等茶種,經過烘焙所製成,茶葉為條索狀,亦可作成與烏龍茶相似之球狀。有別於一般紅茶的苦澀味,蜜香紅茶口感甘甜柔潤,散發出一種蜂蜜香味,這種甜香味是來自於被小綠葉蟬咬過的茶葉,與空氣接觸後所製成的完全發酵茶即是蜜香紅茶,因此是天然形成,並非人工所製造出來的[4-5]。

在製作蜜香紅茶的過程中,因為只採取一芯一葉或一芯二葉的做法,加上被小綠葉蟬咬過後的茶葉水分會迅速流失,因此需要大量的茶葉才能製作出一定質量的蜜香紅茶。雖然小綠葉蟬的咬食造成茶葉採收量減少,卻也使得蜜香味更為濃厚,品質也越高,根據研究也發現在小綠葉蟬咬過的茶葉中,兒茶素卻相對提昇,高達15-18%的含量[6-7]。由於蜜香紅茶的栽種需要經過小綠葉蟬的咬食,但並不一定代表耕作上不使用任何農藥,為了確保消費者的健康, 並且鼓勵努力保護環境與生態平衡的農友們,茶水部LittoTea建議與具有第三方公正單位檢驗或認證合格之商家或農友購買健康的良心商品。

千萬不要只有侷限阿薩姆、伯爵或錫蘭等紅茶,充滿台灣當地特色與象徵茶葉科技提升的蜜香紅茶更值得好好嘗試。在享用充滿香氣的優質蜜香紅茶的同時,請支持無毒及環境永續經營,所以快來與茶水部LittoTea一起多多品嚐蜜香紅茶的美好吧!

蜜香紅茶 @ LittoTea https://www.littotea.com/product/taiwan-black-tea-bags/ (自然農法, 通過歐盟農殘標準)

-Research team 茶水部 LittoTea, 澄萃茶藝.

 

Introduction to Taiwan Honey Scented Black Tea

Taiwan Honey Scented Black Tea is known as Taiwanese black tea, which is cultivated successfully in 2000 by Taiwanese Tea Research and Extension Station. The tea type of Taiwan Honey Scented Black Tea is made of either Taiwan Jin Xuan Oolong (TTES No. 12) or Jade Oolong (Cuiyu Oolong, TTES No. 13). Compared to the bitter flavor of general black tea, Taiwan Honey Scented Black Tea tastes soft with the sweet smell. This sweet smell is not artificial but natural, which is because Taiwan Honey Scented Black Tea is fermented by tea leaves bitten by leafhoppers [1-5].

Taiwan Honey Scented Black Tea is made by one-tip one or two-leaf, and the water of leaves lost shortly. Therefore, the production needs a great of leaves, which means that Taiwan Honey Scented Black Tea represents a favorable Taiwanese black tea. The sweet smell becomes stronger with more tea leaves bitten by leafhoppers although this would result in the lower outputs. Furthermore, catechin of Taiwan Honey Scented Black Tea leaves bitten by leafhoppers can increase to about 15%-18% [6-7]. However, the tea leaves bit by leafhoppers do not 100% suggest the pesticide free plantation. In order to encourage farmers to get rid of pesticide and build a sustaining natural ecosystem, please join LittoTea to support the tea products from farmers who work hard and responsible for the long term environment protection for next generation.

Black tea has the same benefit for our health as green tea. In addition to catechin, theaflavins and thearubigins produced through fermentation help lower the risks of stroke and cardiovascular diseases according to research by British Nutrition Foundation’s Nutrition Bulletin. Specifically, Taiwan Honey Scented Black Tea has a unique taste with the natural sweet smell. You deserve a high quality black tea and support the environmental protection at the same time. Let’s enjoy Taiwan Honey Scented Black Tea with LittoTea!

Black Tea @ LittoTea  https://www.littotea.com/product/taiwan-black-tea-bags/ (Pesticide and chemical free. Passing EU pesticide residue test)

-Research team 茶水部 LittoTea, 澄萃茶藝.

 

Reference

[1] http://www.watchinese.com/article/2011/2952

[2] 茶葉改良場 http://www.tres.gov.tw/view.php?catid=1505

[3] 喝茶尚健康!5大好處報你知 https://www.top1health.com/Article/320/18253

[4] 台灣紅茶介紹 http://fanstea.pixnet.net/blog/post/47203379-%E5%8F%B0%E7%81%A3%E7%B4%85%E8%8C%B6%E4%BB%8B%E7%B4%B9—-%E8%8C%83%E5%A2%9E%E5%B9%B3

[5] 蜜香紅茶 回沖六次 依然香甜 http://www.cw.com.tw/article/article.action?id=5001086#sthash.BSMogXHr.dpuf

[6] 吸一口更甘甜! 與小綠葉蟬共生 蜜香紅茶傳頌國際 http://e-info.org.tw/node/110325

[7] 值得您鑑賞品味的新興特色茶—蜜香紅茶介紹 http://www.tres.gov.tw/htmlarea_file/web_articles/teais/1372/0213-28.pdf

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