The best cup of tea is always up to your own personal preferences; however, our master blenders have happily provided you with a few pointers to make it even better!
Have you wondered why green tea sometimes tastes bitter compared to black tea? Green tea leaves are in fact highly susceptible to being burned. Therefore, placing your green tea in boiling water and then letting it steep for a long time can contribute to the bitter taste you associate with green tea.
To create a better tasting cup of green tea, simply follow Tetley's 80:80 rule:
- 80 degrees - steep your green tea bag or leaves in 80 degree water, not boiling. The first way you can do this is by stopping the kettle before it reaches boiling point. The second method is to simply let the water come to a boil, adding a splash (maybe 1 tablespoon) of cold water to your teacup before adding the tea bag.
- 80 seconds - only steep your green tea bag for 80 seconds or less. You'll still enjoy all the benefits you expect from your green tea without the bitterness.
- Tetley has a wide range of green teas that you can use to try out his rule. Whether you are looking for flavours, the fresh taste of 100% steamed, or decaffeinated green teas, Tetley has something for you.
- Try our 80:80 rule for yourself and see if it helps! We'd love to hear from you on our Facebook page after you give our recommendation a try, or if you have any other tips for making a better tasting cup!
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