How to Make Green Tea

Green tea and related products have actually swept the entire world and have turned into a popular global phenomenon. You would come across a variety of green tea products whenever you go into the market, from green ice tea, green tea cheesecake to green tea based diet plans. The health benefits of green tea on your diet are quite obvious on your health once you start consuming it on a punctual basis. However, green tea is more popularly consumed in the bottled versions, which can be quite expensive, and you will also be contributing to plastic based bottles which can lead to environmental degradation. Moreover, bottled green tea also contains a lot more sugar as compared to the green tea that you would brew at home on your own. There are so many varieties of green tea available in the market, so choose one which saves you the most money and at the same provides the most benefits to your health. By brewing green tea at your own home, you save a lot of money and this is also better for you, since you will be in control of how much sugar you would add to the tea, and you can always optimize the taste of your tea by adding a spoon of honey or lemon juice to add flavor.

Green Tea
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You can drink green tea either hot or chilled. There are a number of ways through which you can make green tea for yourself. In most cases, you need to add approximately one teaspoon of green tea for each cup you make. However, the amount of tea leaves you use to make green tea for yourself depends on your tastes and you can always add a little less or a little more to your cup. It would not be difficult for you to decide about the amount of tea leaves that you would want to add into your cup if have already gained experience with brewing tea. The duration of brewing the tea and the temperature at which you brew varies from one type of tea to the other. The hottest temperatures of the water required for brewing tea ranges between 180°F to 190°F and you would need to steep the tea between 2 to 3 minutes which is the longest duration required for brewing tea. The coolest brewing temperature on the other hand ranges between 140°F to 150°F and the shortest duration is approximately 30 seconds. Low quality green tea require more time for steeping and require more heat for brewing, while high quality green teas can be steeped in much lower temperatures and for lesser durations. If you steep green tea for a much longer time, then the taste of your tea would become bitter. The high quality option of green tea require to be steeped between 2 to 3 times to get the best tastes.

It is recommended that you use fresh and filtered water for the purpose of brewing tea, which does not contain many minerals in order to get the best tastes for your green tea. With experience, you will be able to develop better skills at brewing tea that best suits your needs.

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