Mastering Perfect Green Tea Brew
The best quality green tea exhibits key attributes that contribute to its overall excellence. It is characterized by freshness, with vibrant and bright green leaves that possess a delicate aroma. The appearance of the leaves is important, with whole or large pieces being preferred over broken or crushed ones. When brewed, high-quality green tea offers a smooth and balanced taste, devoid of bitterness or astringency, and may feature pleasant notes of sweetness and refreshing aftertaste. Origin and source also play a role, with teas from renowned regions like Japan, Darjeeling and Hilly area of Assam often associated with superior quality.
1 teaspoon of high-quality green tea leaves (or 1 green tea bag). Karbi Green Tea (100 gm Pouch). ADD TO CART
1 cup (8 ounces) of water (around 80°C/176°F)
Optional: Lemon slices, honey, or sweetener of your choice
Boil fresh water and let it cool for a few minutes until it reaches around 80°C (176°F). Green tea is delicate and can become bitter if brewed with boiling water.
Place the green tea leaves or tea bag in a cup.
Pour the hot water over the tea leaves or tea bag.
Let the tea steep for 2-3 minutes. Avoid over-steeping, as it can result in a bitter taste.
After the desired steeping time, remove the tea leaves or tea bag from the cup.
Taste the tea and adjust the strength by adding more hot water or steeping for a little longer if desired.
If desired, you can add a slice of lemon for a citrusy flavor or a touch of honey or sweetener to enhance the taste. Stir well to combine.
Sip and savor your cup of green tea slowly, enjoying its delicate flavor and potential health benefits.