3 ‘AS’ TO MAKE ORGANIC GREEN TEA BETTER (NOT BITTER)!
If you’ve been drinking organic green tea for a while, then you know how important it is to get the most out of your brew. While there are many ways to make a good cup of tea, some methods don’t deliver as much flavour or aroma as others do. One of the biggest factors in creating an amazing cup of joe is temperature—or, more specifically, brewing temperature. When brewing your green tea at the right temperature and time, it can turn out extra smooth with no bitter aftertaste whatsoever! So let’s dive into some specifics on how to make sure that happens:
Add lemon or extra flavours
You can add lemon or extra flavours to your cup of organic green tea, depending on your taste.
- Add lemon to the water before brewing. The acidity level of the lemon will help balance out the bitterness in the leaf.
- If you have honey and agave handy, these are great additions as well! They both contain sugars that will contribute sweetness while also adding some complexity to your drink.
- Mint is another great way to add flavour; however, it tends to overpower other flavours, so use caution when adding it to hot liquids like tea or coffee! You might want to try using less than what we recommend below since mint has an extremely strong flavour so don’t forget about that aspect when making decisions regarding quantity (e.g., too little mint will make everything taste like soap).
Sweeteners can be added to the organic tea at any stage of its preparation, but they’re most effective when added before brewing. To sweeten your tea, try adding an unprocessed sweetener like sugar or honey. Stevia is another natural option that won’t spike your blood glucose levels like other artificial sweeteners do (although if you have diabetes or are pregnant, it’s best to check with your doctor first).
If you want to add some sweetness without sacrificing health benefits and flavour, look into agave nectar—a plant-based product made from boiled sap from the agave plant (also known as agave tequilana). You’ll find this versatile ingredient in many grocery stores now; it comes in different colours and flavours ranging from light amber to dark brown, depending on how much syrup has been added during the production process.
If you’re using a kettle, make sure that the water is boiling when you add it to your teapot. Don’t leave it on for a long time, or else your organic tea will be too hot and burn your mouth!
If you’re using a microwave, use the timer function if possible – this will ensure that the right temperature is reached at all times (and won’t overcook).
The most important thing to remember is that it’s not always worth the extra time and effort if you’re not enjoying your cup of tea. We hope this article has helped you to find some great tips for brewing your organic green tea at home so that you can enjoy it just as much as we do!