Whether you're brewing a cup of tea to impress your mother-in-law at a tea party, or you're trying to figure out how to maximize the flavor from the new tea leaves you just bought, this guide to how to boil tea perfectly will help answer your questions, clear up any mistakes you might be making, and offer helpful hints.
There are many brewing tips for green tea that you can learn over time and practice to improve the quality of the tea. In fact, when I first started drinking it, I didn't have any brewing tips for green tea. But, I was lucky enough to find a book that changed my brewing practices forever. This is the reason I started drinking this tea and now drink it nearly every day. Here are some of the basics for brewing green tea.
Drinking three to five cups of green tea per day seems to be optimal to reap the most health benefits. Very high doses may be problematic for some, but generally, green tea's benefits far outweigh its risks. In fact, drinking more green tea may greatly improve your health.
The main component of this beverage is called Oolong tea. It is actually a composite of two teams: the leaf tea and the brown tea. The leaves that are used are actually grown in the shade under the gazebo in the area where the tea is grown. These leaves are not picked, they are sun-wilted. They are then processed and rolled into a fine powder.
The green tea leaves are put into a fermentation container and left to ferment for six to seven hours. During this fermentation time, the leaves turn dark and more robust. At the end of the fermentation process, the leaves are allowed to dry out. They are then picked and dried yet again. This drying process gives the tea its wonderful flavor and texture just like mentioned in shifted magazine.
Of all the brewing tips for green tea, there are three critical steps that you must take to make sure that your tea is brewed correctly. These steps are to water, heat, and infuse. First, you need to decide whether you want an infusion or a regular tea. Infusions are better for you because they have a stronger flavor and aroma.
Then there comes the heat. When it comes to brewing green tea, the temperature of the water is the key. If you want your green tea to be fragrant then use hot water. If you want your tea to taste better uses room temperature water. Room temperature water will also keep you from having cold tea.
Lastly, infusing green tea gives you the maximum oxidation and flavor release, therefore it is better for you. If you don't have the time to spend on brewing your own green tea then don't worry, there are a variety of teas that can be purchased in retail stores. These teas may not have the same flavor as the infusions, but they can still give you the benefits that green tea has to offer.
I really hope this has helped; it’s been really enjoy finding out and writing about this. Dare I say it… my green tea never tasted so good! But then I would say that.
Let me know if I missed anything in the comments, and good luck with your green tea making.