You will need
- - filtered or bottled water:
- the teapot or the strainer;
- - leaf green tea.
To brew green tea, prepare filtered or bottled water. Water from the tap contains chlorine, fluoride and other chemicals that affect the taste of the drink not for the better. Heat water to 80-83о With if it boils, let it cool down. Green tea never brewed with boiling water, as it acquires a bitter taste and loses much of useful properties.
Take the loose tea. Bags made of powdered leaves which quickly lose flavor and freshness, in addition to its production, mostly use the lower leaves of the tea Bush containing far less nutrients.
One Cup of green tea (150-200 ml) you need to take one teaspoon of tea leaves ( 5 g). If you brew tea in the teapot, put into it many tablespoons, how many cups are you going to spill with the first welding. Drop the leaves into hot water and steep for no more than 2.5 minutes. If you brewed tea through a strainer, take it out of the Cup if I insist in a kettle, then pour the whole drink cups. You can brew the same leaves 2-3 times. Each time the beverage will be all the less caffeine. The tea, which is brewed for a very long time, not too bitter, it is also dangerous, as it can cause palpitations and an upset stomach.
In green tea do not add sugar because by itself it has a slightly sweet taste. If you want even sweeter, put it in the drink a little honey. Also green tea drink with lemon, brewed with mint and ginger, add to the welding of Jasmine, rose buds, lemongrass, berries, and more. Good expensive green tea usually does not require additional aromatic and flavor additives, so as he is a Symphony of smells and flavors.
Drink green tea an hour before or an hour after a meal, especially if you have iron deficiency anemia or your body needs calcium. The fact that some substances in green tea inhibit the absorption of these substances.
If you are taking some supplements and medication prescribed by your doctor, ask if you can drink green tea, because some substance in it is able to come into connection with substances in medicines and Supplements.
Drink green tea warm. Very hot beverages at all, according to a recent study, contribute to the development of various diseases of the throat and stomach, and green tea is no exception. But do not drink too cold tea, as over time due to oxidation decreases the amount of catechins and theanine, and vitamins C and B.