Brew Tea

Loose Leaves

For the best result, use a teapot. You also can brew green tea directly in a cup.

  • Use a tea kettle and heat water to the boiling point. Add hot water to the teapot and cool it down to 150-175 degrees Fahrenheit (65-80°C).
  • Add loose leaves to the teapot.

Amount

Use 2 - 3 grams of tea leaves or 1 or 2 tablespoons (depending on the leaves size) per one cup (8-oz of water).

  • Pour the hot water into the teapot.

Water 

Important! Do not add green tea to the boiling water.

The optimal brewing temperature to save catechins content should be between 150-175 degrees Fahrenheit (65-80°C). This temperature range is optimal for dissolving amino acids that contribute flavor and sweetness. If the temperature is higher 175°F (80°C), dissolving tannins will add a bitter taste into your tea.

  • Brew the leaves before the tea is ready.

You can use infusers and strainers.

Steeping Time

A steeping time depends on leaves size and water temperature. The optimal steeping time is approximately 1-5 minutes.

If you like stronger and bitter tea, add more leaves or brew it for a few minutes longer.

Good News

Green tea from loose leaves is a very economical beverage, it can be infused two-three times.

Matcha

  • Measure out ½ - 1 teaspoons (1 - 1 ½ tea scoops) of Matcha powder into a cup or Matcha bowl.
  • Add 2-3 ounce hot water (150-175°F) and using the bamboo whisk, whisk rapidly using a ‘w’ pattern making sure your Chasen isn’t touching the bottom of the bowl and your foam is smooth, light and colored.
  • Add more hot water.

Drink immediately, before powder has time to settle. It is normal for some powder to remain at the bottom of your cup.

You can use a shaker bottle. Shake Matcha in a shaker bottle till froth appears.

After opening, keep Matcha in a dark refrigerated place to preserve the freshness.

Note:
Do not add ice to your green tea. This leads to precipitation of the catechins on the ice.
The bitter beverage, steeping for about 15 minutes, can be used as a home remedy for diarrhea.

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