5 tips for a perfect green tea
Experts say that the quality of the water makes a big difference to the taste of green tea. Whether filtered water or water from the bottle or crane, the calcium and mineral content should be low (soft water) and it should taste good. Please never use distilled water as it is tasteless.
Experiment with the sets
One of the most important factors when preparing a cup of tea is the balance between leaf and water. A rule of thumb is that you should take a teaspoon of scarce 200 ml of water. Of course, it depends on the size and quality of the leaves, on the other hand on the own taste. Depending on that, a tablespoon may be taken instead.
Use a thermometer
The special taste and sweetness of green tea is created only when you let it at the right temperature. This is because different chemical compounds dissolve in tea at different temperatures. If you brew green tea at too high a temperature, it will be bitter and may even taste quite pungent. On the other hand, choosing the temperature too low will unfortunately not achieve the ravishingly unique taste.
You often hear that green tea should be poured directly with boiling water. But – depending on the particular tea – the ideal temperature varies between 70 ° and 80 ° Celsius. After boiling, let the water cool down to the right temperature.
Look at the clock
Green tea usually needs a brewing time of one to three minutes. The right duration depends on the particular tea and your own taste. Small leaves are usually traversed faster than large leaves. After a minute you can try the tea for a moment and then try again at shorter intervals until the tea is perfect for you.
For further infusions, the water temperature should be higher and the brewing times should be a little longer.
Give the leaves space
Tea leaves need space to develop their aromas. High-quality leaves increase many times over their original size. Use a sieve with enough space. Of course you can also brew the tea directly in your cup and take out the leaves as soon as the tea suits your taste.