How To Make Green Tea

Gather your materials: You will need a teapot or a cup, a tea infuser or tea bags, filtered water, and high-quality green tea leaves or tea bags.

Heat the water: Heat fresh, filtered water in a kettle or pot until it reaches a temperature of around 175-185°F (80-85°C). If you don’t have a thermometer, you can bring the water to a boil and then let it cool for a few minutes before using it.

Add green tea: Place any number of green tea leaves or a tea bag into the teapot or cup. The amount may vary depending on personal preference and the strength of flavor you desire. As a general rule, use approximately 1 teaspoon of loose-leaf green tea or 1 tea bag per cup (240 ml) of water.

Pour the water: Slowly pour the hot water over the green tea leaves or tea bag, making sure that all the leaves are fully submerged in water. Fill the teapot or cup to the desired level, leaving some space for the tea to expand.

Steep the tea: Let the green tea steep for about 2-3 minutes. Steeping time can be adjusted according to personal preference. Keep in mind that longer steeping times may result in a stronger and sometimes more bitter taste.

Remove the tea leaves or tea bag: Once the desired steeping time has passed, remove the tea leaves or tea bag from the teapot or cup. If using a tea bag, toss it away. If using loose-leaf tea, you can strain the tea or remove the infuser, depending on the type of teapot or infuser used.

Enjoy your green tea: Pour the freshly brewed green tea into your favorite teacup or mug. You can enjoy it as is or add a slice of lemon, a sprig of mint, or sweeten it with honey if you like. Take a moment to enjoy the aroma and taste as you sip and enjoy the soothing experience of green tea.

Remember, these directions are general tips, and you can change them based on your preferences. Green tea offers a variety of flavors and aromas, so feel free to explore different types of green tea and experiment with steeping times to find your perfect cup.