The first thing that I learned is that the water that I’m drinking has been helping me to flush out my system for the last three weeks. The hardest part was that I was drinking way too much water, about six times more than what I should be. This made me think that I might not be dehydrated enough, but when I got to the exam, I checked and was shocked to see that I was fine. So, how much harder is the tea to pass? Surprisingly, not that much.
The second thing that I learned is that caffeine was making the team that much harder. I found out that the harder the teas are, the higher the caffeine content. Since I’m already dehydrated, this was just one more thing that I needed to manage. On the bright side, I do still feel refreshed after drinking the teas.
The third thing that I learned is that there are other herbal teas that are much easier to deal with. For example, chamomile has proven to be a real energy booster for people who struggle with fatigue. There are also sipping chamomile tea that makes me sleepy. These teas aren’t as hard to deal with because they are milder in caffeine and don’t cause jitters.
Another question that I have is “How hard is the tea to brew?” It seems like it would be incredibly difficult, but actually it isn’t. Most teas can be prepared quickly and easily, especially if you know what you’re doing.
My favorite way to prepare them is to use freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice and just infuse it into the teas. You can add just a few sprigs of it and steep them as you normally would. In fact, it’s even better if you leave the stones of the leaves in the water for an extra minute or so just to let the flavor really hit you.
The final question that I had for “how hard is the tea” was “How expensive is it?” I found that the cheaper teas tend to be made with cheaper leaves and they are generally not as strong. The more expensive teas tend to be made from better leaf, and they are generally made with more robust herbs and spices. The latter are usually much more expensive. If you go to a Chinese supermarket or a health food store, you should be able to find the more expensive teas for much less money than you would pay for a premium brand name. In fact, I would even give Chinese supermarkets a discount because they often get them for free from bulk manufacturers.
That is the briefest answer to the original question: How hard is the tea? Not as hard as you might think. Just remember to keep your infusions simple and infuse just enough water. Follow these tips and you should be able to have a great tasting beverage at a fraction of the price. Happy drinking!