Green Tea

Green Tea is popular In regions of the world that prefer mild beverages, such as the West and Far East.

Green Tea should be steeped in water around 80 to 85 °C(176 to 185 °F), the higher the quality of the leaves the lower the temperature.  Regions such as North Africa or Central  Asia prefer a bitter tea, so hotter water is used. In Morocco, green tea is steeped in boiling water for 15 minutes.

The container in which green tea is steeped is often warmed beforehand to prevent premature cooling.  High-quality green and white teas can have new water added as many as five or more times, depending on variety, at increasingly higher temperatures.

Steeping, or brewing, is the process of making tea, generally using two grams of tea per 100 ml of water or about 1 teaspoon of green tea per cup. Higher-quality teas, like gyokuro, use more tea leafs and are steeped multiple times for short durations.

Generally, lower-quality green teas are steeped hotter and longer while higher-quality teas are steeped cooler and shorter, but usually for multiple times (2-3 typically).  Steeping too hot or for too long results in the release of excessive amounts of tannins, leading to a bitter, astringent brew, regardless of initial quality.  The brew’s taste is also affected by the steeping technique.

Although numerous claims have been made for the health benefits of green tea, human clinical research has not provided conclusive evidence of any effects.

In 2011, a panel of scientists published a report on the claims for health effects at the request of the European Commission: in general they found that the claims made for green tea were not supported by sufficient scientific evidence.

• Soothing blend of select green tea leaves
• Smooth and refreshing with a light golden color
• Mild, Sencha-style tea; natural source of antioxidants
• Pure and natural; made from leaves of the Camellia Sinesis plant

Chocolate is fabulous with Green Tea !

Thank you,

Bobby

6 Replies to “Green Tea”

  1. Wow thanks Bobby you clearly know your teas! I really love green tea, but i had no idea that there was a specific heat range that was best suited for it.

    Which green tea do you enjoy the most? Meaning which brand? I tend to go for generic British names like Twinnings and Tetleys, but i also really love Rooibos South African tea – have you tried that before?

    Thanks for writing this!

    1. Hi Marley,

      I really appreciate your comments. I am glad you love Green Tea it has many health benefits also.

      I just put a link to Amazon for Twinning Green Tea just now. It is very moderately priced and we enjoy it very much. If you would go back to my page on Green Tea. Scroll down and you will see the Amazon link and a description of the tea.

      Also under Black Tea there is another very good Black Tea that I have a link for.

      Thanks for your interest and comments.

      Bobby

  2. You have a interesting website, I thought I knew everything about tea, especially green tea, I love drinking green tea and for years I thought It had positive health benefits. It’s interesting to learn that it’s never been proven, but I will keep drinking green tea and black tea. And wow, I never even thought of how Amazon came about. Really great website with alot of knowledge.

    1. Carmen,

      I am glad that you enjoyed my website. I am trying to make it interesting and unique with information about coffee, tea and chocolate. Amazon is a great company with a lot of history that is why I use them as an affiliate.

      Thank you,

      Bobby

  3. Green Tea – Yes.
    Chocolate – go slow on the chocolate
    Coffee – go slow on the coffee

    I believe Green Tea can be enjoyed multiple times during the day. An excellent beverage. Healthy !

    Chocolate – how much chocolate is one of the big question I must ask. Milk or Black is the second question. What do you think ? Which do you eat?

    Coffee. Depends on why you are drinking coffee and how you are drinking it – with sugar ? With milk ?

    two with moderation and the first one has no limitations 🙂

    1. Hi Roy,

      I appreciate you stopping by and experiencing coffee-tea–chocolate

      I am a coffee drinker and I just use a little bit of cream.  My wife is a tea drinker and she loves Green Tea.  Now one of my favorite teas is China Black.

      Chocolate that is another story.  Dark chocolate is my all time favorite. Not the semi sweet or bitter chocolate but regular dark chocolate.  Dove Dark Chocolate is Great.  Now my wile loves milk chocolate and her favorite is White Chocolate.

      I will think of you when we have them.

      Enjoy,

      Bobby 

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