I was initially planning to write a multi-product story about gifts for your weekend hosts, but I had so much to tell you about Ilola Tea that it’s a stand-alone story. Read why tea has been prized throughout the centuries and why Ilola makes such a good gift. It also makes a nice treat for yourself.
Tea was discovered in China. The legends tells us that in 2737 BC, the Chinese emperor Shen Nung was sitting beneath a tree while his servant boiled drinking water. But some leaves from a wild tree blew into the water. Regardless of the story, this beverage was only for the wealthy. When it reached Europe in the 16th century it was so precious that people kept it under lock and key. In America I’m sure you remember the high taxation which caused the Boston Tea Party. American colonists, frustrated and angry at Britain for imposing “taxation without representation,” dumped 342 chests of tea, imported by the British East India Company into the harbor. Today you can visit Boston and throw it into the harbor, too!
A Precious Beverage:
In any case, tea was not for everyone “back then.” You can find all sorts of boxes that were almost like jewelry boxes that didn’t hold gold but did hold precious tea. Even today, some very special tea from China can cost thousands. Today, most of us can afford to drink all sorts of it.
Try the Pressesd Form:
Ilola offers you a variety of black green and other flavors in disc form. This is not truly a new concept but it is a convenient one. We’ll get into that in a moment.
But back to history. To transport tea, it was often pressed into rectangles or squares that were then broken up with special scissors.
Today’s tea discs by Ilola are beautifully packaged as if they were still the most precious thing in your household. Inside each box is a sealed bag with loose-leaf tea that is compounded into discs. These are loose-leaf tea compounded into a simple-to-use disc. There is nothing wrong with using loose tea but if you put too much or too little into your pot you won’t get optimal results. The tea discs from Ilol are pre-measured to give you the best of the beverage. Use one Ilola disc for one cup/small pot. Two for a regular pot. Simple and easy!
For the perfect cup of iLOLA tea refer to the chart below:
Tea Type Steeping Temperature and Time:
Functional Tea 205°F (96°C) – 212°F (100°C) 4 – 6 minutes, Herbal 205°F (96°C) – 212°F (100°C) 4 – 6 minutes’ Oolong 195°F (91°C) – 205°F (96°C) 3 – 4 minutes; Black 195°F (91°C) – 205°F (96°C) 3 – 4 minutes; Green 175°F (79°C) – 185°F (85°C) 2 – 4 minutes; White 175°F (79°C) – 185°F (85°C) 2 – 4 minutes
The nicely packaged set advicesisters.com received came with three types of tea plus an infuser. Separately, the infuser is $21, and each box of tea discs are $18. If you wish, you can purchase loose-leaf tea as well. Choose the flavors and make it an impressive gift. Tea is such a special and elegant beverage. If you really want to thank your host or hostess, give them an Ilola tea set! Visit https://ilolatea.com/