Many people find green tea rather bitter and sometimes even tasteless. If you are one of these people, it may because you are over brewing or singeing the delicate leaves of green tea.

Most people think that tea should be brewed with boiling water. If this sounds like you, you could be mistakenly destroying your lovely cuppa right in front of your very own eyes.

Boiling water works a treat when brewing black tea (this is your everyday breakfast blends) however; when brewing green and white tea, boiling water will burn, singe and scald the leaves. This makes them scrunch up and produce a strong bitter flavour that can actually be rather unpleasant.

Green tea leaves should be boiled in water that is approximately 70°C, some teas slightly higher others even less! This should allow the leaves to release a light sweet taste. If you use water of a higher temperature, the tea will have an astringency to it – this means it leaves a dry puckering feeling in the mouth, one of the main reasons people aren’t green tea lovers.

So, if you have had a bad experience of a bitter green tea in the past, why not give it another try.

After all everything deserves a second chance right?

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