Delicious and nutritious sounds too good to be true? Well not really. With just basic knowledge and some guidance you too can be making delicious and great tasting healthy green tea, packed with anti-oxidants. What you should think about doing first off is to buy good stock green tea leaves, you can buy these and more supplies at reputable stores that stock loose tea leaves. David’s tea is one such place that stock loose tea leaves to make green tea at home.
Purchasing green tea for the first time? Maybe wanting to lose weight? Or just opting for a low caffeine and healthier tea? Then YES! green tea is a good choice. It is packed with antioxidants and other immune boosting chemicals. Green tea including Rooibos are packed with micro-nutrients that fight everything from cancer to obesity. It is a known fat burner too!
You do need to purchase a few things besides the tea itself. One of which should be an infuser, or some disposable tea filters. If you are just experimenting with green tea, then the tea filters are fine, as they just hang over the edge of your mug or cup. If you have a tea supplier near to you then they will specify what temperature you should boil green tea at, generally speaking it will be below the normal boil temperature of regular tea, so not to damage the leaves. Possibly around 90c. Of course there are different kinds of green tea available and prices will vary across the board, as will the quantity that it is sold in.
So basically take between 1-2tsp of green tea leaves and place these in your tea filters, bring the kettle to just below boiling point, then steep one cup (250ml) of green tea in the mug for 2 mins. Remove the tea bag and then enjoy.
Some things you might want to purchase in the future if you get more teas are glass tea pots, metal infusers, storage containers. Making green tea fresh at home is better than buying it pre prepared.