Have you ever wanted to know how to use a Tea Tasting Journal? Well, today I am going to give you all the tips to get the most out of your tea experience.
The Art of Tea is a unique experience. There are many types of teas, types of rituals and practices, or just the enjoyment of a cup of hot or iced tea.
First, you may wonder what a Tea Journal is. It can range from just writing down details on a pad of paper to a book you can purchase online or in stores.
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Practical topics for your journal
- Vendor or where purchased
- Type of Tea
- Flavor of Tea
- Brand of Tea
- Tea Steeping Time
- Leaf Size
- Did you Enjoy it?
How did your tea make you feel
- Lots of Energy
How would you rate your tea
Usually, there will be a place to either rate your tea from 1-5 or 1-10 based on all the above information to help you make the choice if you would purchase again.
Another tip would be to get a Tea Terms Glossary to learn what each term means.
What teas should I start with
You can start with your favorite type of tea, either Black, White, Green, Herbal, Oolong, or Rooibos. You can then branch into each of the flavors of the type of tea you prefer. There are even more types of tea than I have listed. Here is an informative Black Tea Guide.
How does journaling help
Journaling can help you get the most out of your tea and take you from just drinking a cup of tea to a whole experience. It will help you appreciate the Art of Tea along with using all your senses to appreciate what is happening right now. It lets you slow down and practice Thankfulness and Mindfulness.
What are some tea aromas?
Use this Tea Wheel created by ITMA.
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Benefits of a Tea Tasting Journal
You get the benefits of spending more time learning about your likes and dislikes, saving money by not repeatedly buying a tea you don’t like along with keeping track of the prices of the ones you did buy.
You will also get to work on trying different brewing temperatures to see which one you prefer.
You can learn how to pair your favorite tea with other tea foods.
You will learn how to use your senses of smell, taste, and sight to learn more about the characteristics of the tea in depth.
You can also use your journal for health purposes. Do certain teas give you more energy or help you sleep better at night? Do some teas relieve migraines or help with constipation? Do certain green teas help you with weight loss?
The world of tea is fascinating and I hope you have received some valuable information here and chosen to start a tea-tasting journal.