The emperor of green teas, delicately smooth with a fresh cut grassy lingering aroma.
A mild and subtle taste with pale hues, when brewed correctly this is a gentle and smooth drink. With lower caffeine, and more antioxidants, minerals and vitamins than black tea, this is a drink you can enjoy and feel good about drinking.
To get the perfect brew of green tea is simple, though often missed; getting the temperature and time just right. Many people find green tea too astringent because they are brewing their drink at 100˚c. Green tea is very delicate and needs cooler water. Brewing green tea at 80˚c brings out completely different flavours, yielding a sweeter and much smoother brew with the complex flavours not overpowered by tannins.
- 1 slightly heaped tsp per 250ml
- Freshly boiled water, cooled to 80˚c (or add a bit of cold water to the bottom of your cup)
- Brew for 2 mins
- Serve clear or with honey