|What is it?||It is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Tea comes from the drying process of the leaves of the Camelia Sinensis plant . These are then submerged in hot water and/or milk.||On the other hand, an infusion is the mixture of fresh fruits, nuts or aromatic herbs in very hot water. An infusion may or may not contain tea. So, you could say that tea is an infusion, but not all infusions are teas.|
|Is it stimulating?||Yes; theine and/or caffeine.||Not always, it will depend on its ingredients.|
|examples||Green tea, red tea, chamomile tea.||Infusion of berries, ginger, fruit.|
What is Tea?
It is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. It has great properties that differ depending on the type of oxidation to which the tea has been subjected. Tea was discovered in 2500 BC and is of Chinese origin. The tea comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant, a plant of Chinese origin from which black, red, green and white teas come.
A tea is brewed for at least 5 minutes, otherwise it tends to have a somewhat unpleasant bitter taste. At the end of the infusion, the leaves are removed from the cup or teapot. Tea has caffeine or theine. If a tea is highly oxidized, like black tea, the more caffeine it will have.
What is Infusion?
They are drinks prepared with high temperature water, the water does not boil. Medicinal herbs in the form of dried or fresh leaves, flowers and stems are used in an infusion.
Difference between tea and infusion in points
- The tea comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant and is prepared as an infusion, meaning that by adding hot water to the leaves and not boiling.
- An infusion is one that is prepared with flowers and parts of various medicinal plants that are not Camelia Sinensis and therefore cannot be called tea.
- The tea contains theine or caffeine, while the infusion does not. For this reason, an infusions of chamomile cannot be considered a tea.