How to make green tea

Though tea comes in many types, green tea is probably the most delicious and healthiest. It is proven by scientist, that green tea can fight against cancer cells. Not only that, but it also helps lower your cholesterol. It also provides antioxidants properties, polyphenols, theanine, vitamins, and minerals.

Green tea has been around for 4,000 years. Through these centuries, the Chinese have used it as herbs, and never thought of dipping it in water. Legend foretold that a Chinese emperor was dozing off under a tree with a cup of hot water in his hand when suddenly, a leaf from the tree fell into the cup. Wide-eyed with wonder, the emperor stared as the water slowly turned to a shade of green. That tree wasn’t just an ordinary tea! It had tea leaves! Later on, people started using tea. But they still used them for medical reasons. If your stomach hurt, drinking tea would sooth the pain and heal you.

Nowadays, however, people not only use tea as medicine, but as a stress reliever. Also as a refreshing drink, and more! So sit back and relax, because you’re about to learn how to make green tea!

Ingredients:

Green tea leaves (You can buy some at grocery stores, but they tend to be in poor quality. If you want higher quality green tea leaves, visit a Chinese or Japanese nearby grocery store. They provide the best green tea leaves the world has to offer).

Kettle/Pot

Teaspoon

Teapot

Directions:

Boil 3 cups of water

Pour water into teapot (Make sure you didn’t put leaves in it yet)

Pour water into a big bowl; now the teapot is empty

Put 1 teaspoon of tea leaves inside the empty teapot

Pour water into another bowl, and wait 10 seconds, then pour water into one more bowl.

After 1-2 minutes, pour the water into the teapot and wait

Wait about 3 minutes then look inside the teapot. If the water is green, then you did well. if it is still a light green, wait a while till it darkens. make sure it doesn’t get too dark, because it will then taste to strong.

As you are drinking your tea, think about the history of tea! It is enjoyed by the young and even the old! It’s the best that Mother Nature has to offer!

Have fun and enjoy!

Reference:
1. 3 Ways to Make Green Tea – wikiHow
2. Learn to Brew Green Tea – Lipton

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