Delicate flavor and bright green color defines the green tea liquor. Made from withered and steam dried tea leaves without oxidizing, it offers a spectrum of flavors like earthy, vegetal, fruity, floral or slightly astringent with sweet aftertaste. One of the ancient forms of tea originated in China, it has recently gained wide fame due to its myriad of health benefits.
Brewing green tea requires patience, a gentle touch and some self love. Here is a straight and simple way to make a healthy
- Warming up the teapot: Pour a bit of hot water into your teapot or cup, swish it around, and then discard. This preheating step ensures your tea brews at the perfect temperature.
- Choose the right temperature: Heat water to around 175°F (80°C) – not boiling, as high temperatures can ruin the delicate flavors of green tea.
- Leaf to water ratio: 1 to 2 teaspoons for a cup of hot water will do the trick.
- Mind the clock: Steep green tea for about 1-3 minutes. Leaving it too long may result in a bitter cup, and we certainly don't want that!
- Experience the zen: Sip and savor the calming essence of green tea in its pure form, or experiment with a dash of honey or a slice of ginger.