We've really been banging the drum for green tea recently. The ongoing research results into its health benefits that are being published regularly are seriously compelling. It seems adding a few cups of green tea to your daily diet can really make a difference (you can read more here).
So, if you're drinking green tea, what's the best way to drink it?
Don't pour boiling water on your tea pyramid, let the water boil then leave it for a minute or so. This is more gentle on the tea leaves and will give you a better tasting cup of tea. It's even better if you can use filtered water, but it's certainly not essential.
Steeping time is really important for green teas. You don't want to steep green tea for too long or it will naturally become more astringent in taste. We suggest starting with 30 seconds for the first cup, then see if you prefer a longer steep. You can use our tea pyramids about 3 times, just top up with water.
Your cup of green tea should have a fresh, soft, fruity, light taste and be the colour of straw with a hint of pale green. This is definitely a tea to be drunk without milk.
Our Organic Green Tea is grown in a centuries-old Darjeeling tea garden on the cool slopes of the Himalayas. The Darjeeling region produces a relatively small amount of tea compared to India's whole tea output but it is extremely high quality. The plants grow at a high elevation and the leaves grow very slowly as they are constantly shrouded in a cool mist. During the growing season, the plants respond well to warm days and cool evenings and the unique conditions help to create intense flavours in the leaves.
We hope you love our Green Tea as much as we do. Enjoy!