Steeping Green Tea
Green tea is considered one of the healthiest teas available and is widely enjoyed worldwide. Brewed green tea has a light and delicate taste that makes it a favorite among tea drinkers. Properly steeping green tea to its full flavor potential is important. Here are a few details on how to steep green tea correctly.
Step by Step
- Start with fresh cold water filtered through charcoal.
- Warm the teapot before adding the tea leaves.
- Measure 1 teaspoon of green tea for each 8 ounces of water.
- Heat the water until it reaches between 170-185°F (77-85°C).
- Pour the hot water over the tea leaves.
- Cover the teapot and steep for 2-3 minutes.
- Remove the tea leaves and pour the tea into cups.
- Let the tea cool for 5 minutes before drinking.
How Long to Steep Green Tea?
The best way to achieve the desired flavor and fragrance of green tea is to steep it for 2-3 minutes. Anything longer than 3 minutes will result in a tea that is too bitter. If a more subtle flavor is desired, you can reduce the steeping time to 1 minute. If a stronger flavor is desired, you can increase the steeping time to 4 minutes. Just remember, steeping green tea for too long can give it a bitter taste.