I love Green tea!


You’ve probably heard about all the benefits of drinking Green tea. “Studies have found an association between consuming green tea and a reduced risk for several cancers, including, skin, breast, lung, colon, esophageal, and bladder.” – Harvard Health Publications. I love Green tea when it is prepared correctly. I can’t stand bitter Green tea. Often when I get Green tea at coffee shops or restaurants it’s bitter and tastes awful!!!

Here’s my secret to making the perfect tasting cup of Green tea. Pay attention to suggestion #3.

  1. Start with some good quality tea such as Peet’s Rare Teas Jasmine Downy Pearls or Gyokuro Imperial.
  2. Boil water.
  3. Pour boiling water in to pot and let cool for 2 minutes BEFORE adding tea.*
  4. Add tea. I only use 10 of the pearls to make a small pot of tea.
  5. Let tea steep for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove tea from water.
  7. Enjoy your tea.

* Number 3 is the most important rule for making great tasting Green tea. If the water is too hot it makes the tea taste bitter.

This blog post was inspired by @momntwins for her retweet of @greenrobeen‘s tweet with a link about the health benefits of Green tea. Thanks! Now I’m going to go make a pot of Green tea.

2 thoughts on “I love Green tea!

  1. maria

    One of my favorite green teas is Matcha. Were not for its high price, I would drink more of it. Have you tried any white teas? Some of them have very subtle tastes that linger nicely. There used to be a tea shop in San Anselmo, I think it was named Tea Pod — they had a very nice selection of green teas and white teas.

    These days, I sometimes order tea from Rishi tea ( http://www.rishi-tea.com/ ) online. Another company I used to like for their organic varieties is In Pursuit of Tea ( http://www.inpursuitoftea.com/ ).

  2. Kirsten

    That’s right! I work at Peet’s. Thanks for the free ad! ๐Ÿ™‚ The Downy Pearls are wonderful. You don’t want to use boiling water on green tea, ever. When we make it, we use the water from the coffee urn instead.

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