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The perfect cup of green tea – aahh!

1st February 2012

Have you tried green tea and decided it was too bitter for your taste? If so, I invite you to try it again. Here’s how to make a good cup of green tea – the secret’s in the temperature of the water and the quality of the tea.

I enjoy the ritual and anticipation of a good cup of tea so prefer to use leaves and brew the tea in a pot.  If you don’t have the time or inclination, there are some good makes of teabag to be had such as Jackson’s, Pukka, Clipper, Tea Pigs and Twining’s.  Clipper also make a very acceptable decaff green.

This is what you do:

Bring fresh water to the boil but – here comes the secret bit –  don’t pour it out straight away. Leave the boiled water to cool for a few minutes before wetting the leaves or teabag. Allow the tea to steep for one (no more than two) minutes. And there you have a perfect cup of pleasant, delicate green tea.

Use the same method for white tea. Good quality green and white tea leaves can be used again making them an economical brew.

Whether it’s from a pot or a mug, enjoy the cup that cheers!