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.
- Start with some good quality tea such as Peet’s Rare Teas Jasmine Downy Pearls or Gyokuro Imperial.
- Boil water.
- Pour boiling water in to pot and let cool for 2 minutes BEFORE adding tea.*
- Add tea. I only use 10 of the pearls to make a small pot of tea.
- Let tea steep for 5 minutes.
- Remove tea from water.
- 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.
- Whole Foods, Safeway or Trader Joe’s
- Marin County
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/ ).
That’s right! I work at Peet’s. Thanks for the free ad! 🙂 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.