Well, we have some news to share…..you just may learn that you do.
So often we hear, “I know green tea is good for me but I don’t like it”. What we usually find out is that many people don’t realize that the reason they don’t like green tea is because they are not properly steeping it.
There are 3 cardinal rules when it comes to making a good cup of green tea.
1. Use good quality loose leaf green tea.
2. Do not use boiling water. Only use water that is approximately 80C – first steam. Just as the kettle starts to steam, this is when you want to take it off the burner. If you do let your water boil, let it sit and cool for a good 5-7 minutes before pouring over your leaves. Using boiling water burns the leaves, resulting in a bitter cup of tea.
3. Only steep your leaves for 2-3 minutes maximum. We suggest you start with 2 minutes and see how you like it. Don’t leave the leaves in the water longer than 3 minutes – this too will result in a bitter taste. Also, save your leaves and make another cup or two with them. More often than not, your best flavour will be on your second infusion.
Try these tips and see if you still don’t like green tea.