Green Tea: Kevin’s Way

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Kevin’s Way to Prepare Green Tea


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All Tea Is Green Tea

  • All real tea is from one plant.
  • Herbal tea is not real tea.
  • Real tea is made from the leaves of the shrub (or small tree) Camellia sinensis.
  • Black, oolong, green, yellow, and white teas are all from Camellia sinensis.

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KEVIN’S METHOD

  1. I follow the rules mentioned on the page “Green Tea Preparation”, which is linked below.
  2. I use a stainless steel electric water heater and always start with running cold water.
  3. I put the tea into a glass tea kettle (actually an inexpensive glass coffee pot) that has a 12 cup capacity.
  4. I add 3 tablespoons full of organic whole leaf green tea. Sometimes I put in 4 tablespoons depending on if the tea is weak because of containing other ingredients such as flowers or spices.
  5. I add 1.5 tablespoons of lemongrass to teas that I would find too bland otherwise.
  6. I stop the water just before boiling. If I miss the boiling point, then I let the water stop boiling before pouring it into the tea kettle. If available, I set the temperature for 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. I pour the water from the water-heater directly into the glass tea kettle with the tea already in it.
  8. I let the tea steep (sit in the water) for at least fifteen minutes for the first steeping. The second steeping lasts for hours or even overnight.
  9. I put an ordinary strainer onto my cup that fits perfectly over its top and pour the tea from the tea kettle directly into my cup.
  10. I return the tea leaves from the strainer to the tea kettle unless I am not going to add any more water to the tea kettle (see below).
  11. I keep the teapot on a warmer during the day so it is always ready (not so much anymore). Or, I keep a cup on warmer at my desk and one in my kitchen too.
  12. I keep my ceramic teacup on a cup warmer on my desk and/or on the cup warmer in my kitchen.
  13. Each time I pour some tea into my cup (my teacup holds two cups like European cups), I add water back into the teapot to keep it full (not anymore).
  14. I go by the smell of the tea in the tea kettle for when to stop adding water and to finish the pot of tea as is. This is usually 3-5 times depending on the tea and how long I originally let it steep. (Currently, just two steepings: the original plus the second one.)
  15. When the tea leaves are used up, I put them into the compost.
  16. I never add sugar or any form of sweetener to my tea.
  17. I never add cream, milk, or any dairy substitute to my tea.
  18. When at home writing, I will drink tea all day long.
  19. Jasmine green tea is my favorite tea. I like most unflavored green teas.
  20. I only like some oolongs (tea gone through more stages of processing for taste reasons), not many black teas, and even fewer puh-ers (fermented and aged black teas).

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Related Links (all are external links)

  1. 10 Proven Health Benefits for Green Tea: Healthline
  2. 10 Rules for Making Tea from England in 1941
  3. 17 Health Benefits of Green Tea
  4. 33 Health Benefits from Tea: NursingDegree.net
  5. Tea lover’s community: Steepster

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  • All In This Tea, which is available from Netflix and other sources.

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