So you think you don’t like Green Tea…..

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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.

Happy sipping!

Jenn

 

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About Steeped And Infused

It’s Tea Time! Steeped and Infused offers a premium selection of quality loose leaf teas and unique accessories. My name is Jennifer Best and I am the founder of Steeped and Infused. I have had the opportunity to combine my love for people and delivering exceptional customer service, my passion for tea and its health benefits, and a desire to be an entrepreneur to launch a tea shop that is welcoming, informative and offers an unparalleled tea experience. My personal challenges with my health four years ago introduced me to the world of tea and the many healing properties tea promotes. Having personally benefited from a lifestyle that includes a variety of quality loose leaf teas, I bring my passion, insight and commitment to health to customers at Steeped and Infused. On the blog you will also find information on various subjects related to tea, events hosted by Steeped and Infused and discussions that provide valuable information that we can all apply to our daily lives. I truly appreciate your support, welcome your comments and hope you enjoy the information shared. Sincerely, Jenn
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