Lady Bonin’s Tea expert, Jessica Bonin, shares great tips on how to make the best cup of green tea.
Loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and most importantly, it is high in the amino acid L-Theanine. But green tea can taste bitter, which can leave you not wanting another cup.
According to a report by Berkeley Wellness, L-Theanine is known to “promote relaxation, reduce stress, and improve sleep, as well as boost concentration and alertness.”
You can enjoy your tea, and reap all of its benefits, by following these tips:
Don’t use tea bags. Due to the production process, more tannins are released resulting in a bitter taste. It is the equivalent of instant coffee.
Rather use loose-leaf tea or a 100% ground tea- leaf powder.
Don’t steep your green tea when it’s too hot and for too long as this will alter the taste.
Green tea likes much cooler water, steep your tea for three minutes max.
There is a vast range of green tea to suit your taste preferences, such as Matcha, Sencha, Genmaicha, Dragon Well (Longjing), Gunpowder, Jasmine Green Tea and Moroccan Mint.
Now, go enjoy your cuppa!