Jiaogulan, you will need to be clear about how to brew Jiaogulan leaves. How
long to steep Jiaogulan is a question that can be easily answered. The first
thing that you need to do is use spring water. Do not use tap water. Once the pure
water has come to a boil, you can then infuse some fresh Jiaogulan leaves.
Before adding the Jiaogulan leaves, you need to know how
much of it to add to the boiling water. Normally, a single teaspoon is enough
or alternatively you can add a gram of Jiaogulan for every eight ounces or two
hundred and fifty milliliters of water. Be sure to allow the leaf to infuse
from between three and ten minutes.
Once you have brewed the tea you can then enjoy the
Jiaogulan tea. There is nothing quite as satisfying as sipping on the beverage
and nibbling on the sweet leaves as they set in the drink at the same time.
Ideally, when using the infusion method, you should steep
the Jiaogulan leaf for between one and ten minutes. For best results, try and
infuse the leaf for as short a time as is possible and try to do multiple
numbers of infusions without changing the leaves. Each time you infuse the
leaves, you will notice a unique taste as well as aroma.
The nice thing about steeping Jiaogulan tea is that when you
have finished drinking the beverage you can use the residue as a byproduct.
Take the residual leaves and rinse them for half a minute and then discard
after the first infusion. It is also necessary for you to use only pure water.
Fresh spring water is a good option because if you use tap water the chemicals
in that water will compromise the delicate flavor of the tea. The nice thing
about this tea is that it won’t give a bitter taste after infusing it and the
longer you allow the tea to sit, the sweeter its taste.
If you do not want to brew Jiaogulan tea by the cup, then it
is possible to infuse it by the pot. When using a pot, you need to ensure that
you leave sufficient room in the pot for the leaves to expand. Use the same
quantity of leaves as for a single cup, but be sure to add one more spoon of
the tea for your pot. Pour boiling water over the leaves and then rinse for
between ten and fifteen seconds. After this, pour the rinse water out so that
no residue or dust remains. Take the leaves and cover them with some boiled
water. Allow this mixture to steep for between three and fifteen minutes.
The nice thing about drinking Jiaogulan tea is that it can
also be served chilled. For this, you need to prepare the tea in the morning
and then you can place it in your fridge for a few hours.
Jiaogulan tea offers a number of health benefits. It helps
in regulating serum cholesterol triglycerides and LDL as well as HDL. The end
result is that it helps in metabolizing cholesterol from your arteries.
Jiaogulan also helps in keeping your blood pressure under
control. It improves the heart’s metabolism and releases nitric oxide in the
body and so relaxes the blood vessels of the heart.
Jiaogulan tea also aids you in your quest to lose weight. It
does this by making your digestive system stronger. If you are underweight,
then consuming this beverage will help you absorb more nutrients.
Jiaogulan tea also improves strength as well as endurance.
Not only that, but it also boosts the immunity system and it has adaptogenic
properties as well. Jiaogulan tea also benefits your health because it has
excellent antioxidant properties and it contains plenty of saponins called
gypenosides. This high amount of gypenosides helps you in various ways
including improving your blood pressure, reproductive system, digestive system
as well as your immune system.
Besides using the infusion methods described above, it is
also possible to prepare your Jiaogulan tea through the decoction method. For
this method, you need to create a Jiaogulan decoction by first hard-boiling the
Jiaogulan leaves for between one and three minutes. The leaves should be
immersed in pure water and not tap water. After boiling the tea for between one
and three minutes, remove the pot from the fire and cover it or pour the tea,
along with the leaves in a thermos. You can then enjoy the Jiaogulan tea for
the rest of the day.
If you want to drink your Jiaogulan tea chilled then you can
place the infused tea in your fridge or you can pour it over some ice. The
drink will provide you with many health benefits and it is also very delicious
at the same time.
When steeping Jiaogulan tea, makes sure that you understand
that this tea is very delicate. Therefore, to get best results you have to make
sure that you do not brew it more than you should. Ideally, the temperature
should only be between 140 degrees Fahrenheit and 160 degrees Fahrenheit and
the tea should not be brewed for more than two to three minutes.
Once the tea has been brewed it can be added to your
favorite cereal or you can put it in a smoothie. Alternatively, you can also
add it to an oatmeal or granola cereal.