Green tea is one of the best health drinks for its beneficial effects. Many of us realize its benefits and start consuming it, but give up because of the bitter, bland, grassy taste. The process of How to Make Green tea is important because it can enhance the taste and help you reap all the benefits it has to offer.
Although green tea, black tea, and Oolong tea all come from the same Camellia sinensis plant, green tea leaves must be picked differently. Tea pickers must pick fresh leaves from the top. These sheets are then processed in a way that prevents excessive oxidation. And it is this ritual of collection and processing that makes green tea so rich in antioxidants.
3 Methods How to make Green Tea
Method 1. Prepare green tea with leaves
The preparation of green tea is different from the preparation of black tea that we prepare at home. You need to follow a few simple steps. When preparing green tea, keep in mind that if the tea leaves are soaked in water with a temperature higher than 90°C, the tea will become bitter. Immerse it in water that is not too hot. Here are the steps for brewing green leaf tea.
- Green tea leaves – a basic amount would be 1 teaspoon per 1 cup of green tea. You can also use green tea pearls.
- Tea strainer. Wash and dry – this step is necessary if you are using this strainer to make regular black tea.
- Stainless steel pot
- 1 cup of water
Green Tea Preparation Method
Take one teaspoon of green tea leaves. If you want to make more than one cup of green tea, take 1 teaspoon of green tea leaves for each cup. So take 4 teaspoons of green tea leaves for 4 cups of green tea.
Now take the tea leaves in a strainer/sieve and keep aside.
Now take a stainless steel pot/pan and boil water. If you want to use a glass teapot instead, go ahead. The ideal temperature for green tea is 80°C to 85°C, so keep an eye on the water to make sure it doesn’t boil. If it still starts boiling, turn off the gas/heat and let it cool for a while (say 30-45 seconds).
Now place the strainer/strainer over the cup or mug.
Then pour hot water into the cup and let the tea steep for 3 minutes. This is a step where we have to be very careful. Not everyone likes their tea strong, so to check if your tea is just right, keep a spoon handy and drink a spoonful of tea every 30-45 seconds to see if it’s the right flavor for you.
Now take out the strainer and keep it aside. If you want, you can add 1 teaspoon of honey.
Stir in the honey and let the drink cool for a few seconds. Enjoy your cup of green tea.
2. How to make green tea with tea bags
Green tea bags are suitable for many people. They are portable and can be quickly made into a hot cup – all you need is a cup of hot water. Here’s how you can make a cup of green tea with a green tea bag. If you use tea bags, make sure they are made from unbleached material. Most tea bags are bleached to make them white, and you definitely don’t want any bleach contaminating your antioxidant-rich drink!
- 1 bag of quality green tea
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 stainless steel/clay mug
- Lid to cover the cup
- Stainless steel pot
Heat water in a stainless steel pot. Make sure it doesn’t reach the boiling point, which is 100 degrees C. The water temperature should be around 80-85 degrees C.
Place a green tea bag in a clay or stainless steel mug.
Pour hot water into the cup and cover it with a small lid. Let it soak for 3 minutes.
After 3 minutes, remove the lid and remove the tea bag.
Stir with a spoon and take a rejuvenating sip!
3. How to Make Green tea with powder
- Green tea powder – 1 and ½ teaspoons
- Water – 1 cup
- 1 teaspoon of honey
Take a cup of water in a stainless steel bowl or glass bowl and heat it. Remember that green tea will become bitter when overheated, so just keep an eye on the temperature. Use a kitchen thermometer to see if it’s around 85°C.
Turn off the heat once it reaches boiling point. Now let it cool down for a few seconds.
Add green tea powder to the water. The ideal time to steep green tea is about 3 minutes, but you can take a sip after 1 ½ minutes to check if the flavor is strong enough.
After 3 minutes the color should change to brown. Pour through a strainer.
Add honey to the tea and pour into a cup.