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How to taste tea refreshments

Good weather brings spring and makes us feel like enjoying some soda or beer in the sun on the terrace of a bar. Although there is a huge variety of drinks to enjoy now, in recent years saw significant increase in demand for soft tea drinks. These have evolved over time and are presented with a touch of lemon, peach or citrus that gives the texture of the tea a very unique taste.

Tea refreshments

Tea refreshments

In addition we can intensify the pleasure of tasting this tea derived drinks knowing how to taste them properly. Many think that this process of tasting is only typical of wines, but taste-testers analyze smells, tastes and textures of many more drinks, including sodas and teas. With a few simple steps, you can appreciate their flavor better.

The first ‘notes’


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Typically, tea drinks are professionally tested cold. Experts say that to fully appreciate its properties and its taste it must be done without being frozen or at room temperature. Just cool. Then, you should consider several issues: from the preparation and preservation of the drink to the sensory evaluation, to take care of the household in which they will serve, which can be decisive.

The preparation of the samples is not otherwise take into account the conservation of refreshment, light and environment in general (should be as neutral as possible). Furthermore, it is best tasted in glasses more or less elongated and translucent, working with a white tablecloth, water should be handy and as well as flavorless bread sticks not to confuse textures between tests.

Sensory evaluation

Iced tea

Iced tea

It is the main part. Within it stands, first, the visual phase. That is, we take the soda in the cup and see their appearance. It should be noted both the intensity of color, and its transparency or brightness. It is also important in the case of soft drinks to see if the called soft drinks gas appears on the surface of the cup or not.
The next step is the olfactory phase. To do this, we take the long end cup, stir a bit by turning the cup as we introduce the nose inside to appreciate the flavor intensity and quality. Experts say that this phase will be positive if we appreciate both the raw material base, in this case tea, and other components that it may have (lemon, peach or other citrus).

Finally, we have the palate which analyzes the intensity or strength of the drink of tea, if quality, the balance between the infusion and the added flavor, persistence, or aftertaste in the mouth and the overall judgment or the harmony between the sight, smell and taste of the drink. For this evaluation would be numerical tasters in a standard form. For regular users of this refreshment, the consistent assessment is to have a drink derived from the tea consumed from more than one brand.

Following these issues, the lovers of these drinks will appreciate even more all the nuances that make up and that will surely enjoy them more each time you consume.

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