- A teabag or loose leaf tea
- Hot water
From black to green, oolong to herbal, there is a huge variety of teas (around 1,500 in fact), but all tea is made from the processed leaves and buds of the evergreen ‘Camellia sinensis’ bush. Differences in flavor come from the size of the leaves, the conditions in which the tea is grown, the soil and climate, the way the leaves are harvested and the manner in which they’re processed after picking.
Tea is grown in India, Sri Lanka, East Africa and China, with the teas produced by each country having unique properties.
Whether you use teabags or loose tea, it is one of the simplest drinks to make as you just add hot water, brew to taste and add milk and sugar if required. The process can be made even simpler by using one of De’Longhi’s bean-to-cup coffee makers, which provide instant hot water to prepare tea or herbal drinks.