Ten Tips of TCM for Tea Preparation
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Ten Tips of TCM for Tea Preparation

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient medical system which is gaining popularity today. TCM formulas are being studied for more enlightenment. TCM has suggested certain tips to prepare the teas and decoction to make them more effective. They are very good for building up immunity and preventing diseases. Drinking tea has become an inevitable part of modern lifestyle.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient medical system which is gaining popularity today. TCM formulas are being studied for more enlightenment. TCM has suggested certain tips to prepare the teas and decoctions to make them more effective. Ten tips for preparing Chinese decoctions and teas 1) The container for preparing tea or decoction should not be aluminium. You may use porcelain, enamel or glass for preparing them. 2) While preparing them do not put the ingredients or herbs in the beginning. You should place them only when the water is boiled. Otherwise they will lose their therapeutic properties. 3) The decoction should be kept on low flame (simmer point). 4) When the decoction or tea is ready it should never be stored in a plastic container. 5) Keep water in a large pot at the room temperature and make it boil. When it comes to the boiling point add the ingredients and allow it to boil a few more seconds. Then lower the heat. 6) While you are adding the ingredients you should keep stirring them in the boiling water. 7) After adding the ingredients and lowering the heat, do not forget to cover the top of the pot with a lid. 8) The mixture should be heated at a low temperature (simmer point) for at least thirty minutes. Then only the essence of the ingredients will be dissolved in the boiling water. 9) When the time is up, stop the heating and remove the pot from the oven. Do not open the lid which is covering the pot. Allow it to cool down. It may take another thirty minutes to cool down. 10) Strain the herbs off and discard them because their therapeutic properties have been collected in the essence. The filtered essence is the prepared decoction. It contains almost all the properties of the ingredients. It can be used as tea with hot or cold water. You may keep the decoction for one or two days and not more than that. If you want to keep it for more days you have to keep it in a refrigerator. During the heating and cooling period the quantity of water content may be reduced. Hence when you prepare a tea you will need to add water to your taste and use. The Chinese believe that neither hot nor cold is desirable for a good ingestion. A tepid or neutral temperature is more effective. Drinking herbal teas is very good for your health-to build up your immunity and prevent diseases.

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