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Green tea – it’s the first preference of those who wants to reduce those extra calories from their body without much hazard. Scientific studies have proved that green tea drinkers can shed off body fat at a faster rate than those who do not drink it. So, it’s time to throw away your gym bag and pick up the kettle!
Do you know that green tea is not just hot, green color liquor; it is something more than that. Every cup of green brew is filled with antioxidants which contribute to the well being of one’s health. Green blends can –
Enhance brain function
Prevent heart diseases
Lessen the chance of certain types of cancer
However, it is important to drink green tea in a proper way so that you can reap healthy benefits of this green liquid.
Brewing green tea
1.Properly brew green blend
First, boil the water to simmer and then remove it from heat. Wait for 30 to 60 seconds so that it cools down a little. Make sure that the water you use is pure and fresh and maintain the right water temperature. Quality and temperature of water used for brewing can determine how good a cup of this green liquor will be.
2.Rinse the teapot with boiling water
It is best to use ceramic tea pot for brewing green tea. Rinsing the pot with hot water ensures that your tea will not cool down easily in the pot.
3.Put tea leaves in warm pot
If you want authentic flavor of your green brew, use loose leaf blends and not tea bags. Standard amount of tea is 1 teaspoon for every 8 ounce cup of water. So, if you are preparing the brew for yourself only, then take only 1 teaspoon of green tea. Measure the spoons according to the number of drinkers.
4.Pour boiled water over tea leaves
Now, pour hot water over the leaves and allow it to steep. Your steeping time will depend on the variety of green blend you use. Generally, green blends are steeped for 1 to 3 minutes. Strain out leaves once the leaves are steeped sufficiently. Do not over steep green blends because that will give you an unbalanced flavor and bitter taste.
5.Enjoy the tea in a ceramic cup
Tea, whether it is green or black, is best served in ceramic cups. Ceramic cups and pots not only show the real color of the blend but also enable you to have the actual taste of the green liquor. Remember one thing that tea tastes good when it is hot. So, to make sure that your cup of brew remains hot for a long time, rinse the cups with boiled water.
So, that it! Your cup of green tea is ready! It is better if you drink the tea as it is without adding any milk, sugar or addictive. Green tea without any addition will enable you to enjoy its robust flavor and delicious taste.