A Chinese saying identifies seven basic daily necessities. These are fuel, rice, oil, salt, soy sauce, vinegar, and tea. Tea is among the world’s oldest and most revered beverages. It is the most popular beverage in the world today next to water. Tea drinking has long been an important aspect of Chinese culture.
“Cha” is the pronunciation of tea in the Chinese language. After thousands of years of cultivation and manufacturing, China nurtures and possesses the highest quality of tea plants and tea leaves which can be classified into 6 categories based on their processing techniques: green tea, black tea, blue tea (oolong tea), white tea, yellow tea, and dark tea.
By firmly sticking to our philosophy of “only make the best tea,” we at Team CHA aim to seek out only the finest organic tea leaves and bring back the most natural, purest Chinese tea to America.
If you are lucky, you might be able to catch a live show at CHA’s counter: watching how the tea master delicately and professionally makes a cup of tea.
The easiest way to get an accurate measure for how much loose tea to use is by weighing it. A kitchen scale or digital scale that is calibrated in grams gives more accurate measurements. However, for experienced tea masters who are familiar with the leaf and know the right volume to use, they simply memorize and feel the weight of the tea. They then spoon out a specific amount of tea based on the type of tea.
The amino acids in tea will dissolve in 140°F water. When the water temperature is over 158°F, the vitamin C in the tea will be ruined by the heat while the tannic acid and caffeine will dissolve. Therefore, if one uses higher temperature water to brew fresh green tea, the tea liquid will become bitter and astringent while containing less vitamins. However, tea masters use water of higher temperatures on other teas such as flowering teas, black teas, and low-grade green teas because these teas are mature with low permeability. Using a lower temperature to brew our teas, our tea masters dissolve components in the tea leaves and bring out better flavors.
Different teas feature various characteristics which present very distinct flavors based on different brewing times. Tea masters from CHA strictly stick to the clock. High-grade green teas are formed from tender buds that should not be steeped for too long. Just 2 to 3 minutes will be enough. Otherwise, the aroma and freshness will be pitifully ruined. For oolong tea, the first steep can only be a few seconds followed by a second steep that is 75 seconds.
Drink a cup of CHA and calm down to make your life wiser. Under the hustle of life, why not pause for a moment and enjoy this cup of fine brew to ease your mind and appreciate an unrestrained life. Drink a cup of CHA and slow down to make your steps breezier. Everyone sees different and experiences different moods on the journey of life. No matter who you are or where you go, a cup of hot tea can always bring certainty and get rid of your troubles along the way.
This amazing mix of cream, cheese, and milk, our Cream Cold Foam appears to be just like clouds floating in a blue sky. Furthermore, our Skyline beverages are dreamy combinations of fresh milk and authentic tea that perfectly melt together to create a smooth, unique flavor. They absolutely satisfy your taste buds, live up to your aesthetic expectations, and boost your feelings of happiness.
By using skim milk and low-cal sugar with higher nutrients and fewer calories, without a doubt, CHA has created the best quality drink for Skyline.