Green Tea: Preparation

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Preparation & Storage of Green Tea


All Tea Is Green Tea

  • All real tea is from one plant.
  • Herbal tea is not real tea.
  • All real tea is made from the leaves of the shrub (small tree) Camellia sinensis.
  • Black, oolong, green, yellow, and white teas are all from Camellia sinensis.
  • Some teas are processed or altered for flavors such as oolong and aged teas.
  • Some teas have other ingredients added to enhance the flavor such as jasmine tea.
  • Some teas are exposed to other flavors without those flavors being added directly into them such as traditional jamine tea.

Green Tea Trees (shrubs)

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BOILING WATER

  • Never boil green tea.
  • Boil the water, not the tea.
  • Boiling the tea is cooking the tea and cooking the tea will extract bitter flavors.
  • Don’t over-boil the water.
  • Heat the water until it boils.
  • Once the water boils, then stop heating it.
  • Wait for the water to stop boiling before pouring the water onto the tea.
  • Never use a metal pot for boiling water.
  • Use only ceramic, ceramic coated, earthenware, stainless steel, or glass tea kettles.
  • Black tea requires hotter water than does green tea.

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WATER SHOULD BE PURE & COLD

  • Start with cold water.
  • Do not use stagnant water.
  • The longer the tea steeps, the stronger the tea.
  • Use pure, filtered, or bottled water whenever possible.
  • Let the tea steep in the water for 3 to 5 minutes for most teas.
  • Run the water for a moment to clean out the water pipes.
  • Water can carry the taste of metal; therefore, do not use metal pots or kettles.
  • Rinse both pots and cups before using them to ensure that all soap residue is gone.
  • Water the tea with cold water before pouring the hot water onto it. This reportedly lowers the bitter taste effect.

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TEA TOPS ARE BEST

  • Use only top or middle tea, not bottoms, dust, or fannings (small parts).
  • Do not stir the tea; let it steep.
  • The tea leaves should have enough room in the infuser (what holds the tea in the hot water) to unfold allowing the water to pass through each leaf.
  • Do not use plastic or metal cups.
  • Use one teabag for every cup of tea.
  • Squeeze out the tea bags into the pot before removing them.
  • Put the tea in the water only after the water stops boiling.
  • Drink the tea from a ceramic, glass, or earthenware cup.
  • Compost or throw away the tea bags and do not put them in your cup.

STORING TEA

  • Keep your tea out of any light.
  • Keep your tea out of the air.
  • Keep your tea away from heat sources.
  • Keep your tea dry and away from moisture.
  • Store your tea at room temperature or a little cooler.
  • Do not store your tea next to walls or on the ground.
  • Do not store your tea near spices, soaps, cheeses, or other items with a strong aroma or odor.
  • Keep your tea fresh by keeping it sealed in an airtight and opaque container.

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CLEANING POTS & CUPS

  • Rinse only.
  • Never use soap.
  • Use a brush if you need to.
  • If a long time passes, then you may need to switch cups and let your favorite cup sit with baking soda in it for a while.
  • Cleaning electric water-heaters requires reading the manufacturer’s recommendations and following them.

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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. Tea lover’s community: Steepster

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