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green tea

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by Bald Eagle, 3 Mar 2008.

  1. Bald Eagle

    Bald Eagle New Member

    Location:
    derbyshire
    Is green tea of any benefit, been trying it but it tastes a bit yuk
     
  2. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    Location:
    Netherlands
    It tastes nicer if you do not use boiling water. Let the kettle stand for a minute or so after it has boiled. The water for some green teas should only be about 60 degrees.
     
  3. Bald Eagle

    Bald Eagle New Member

    Location:
    derbyshire
    That may be where i'm going wrong, will try your method
     
  4. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    Location:
    Netherlands
    Experitment a bit. Boiling water usually makes green tea taste bitter, but if the water is too cold it tastes like cow pee (so I'm told). If you have a half decent tea shop, ask them for advice. Tea's a serious business.
     
  5. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Location:
    Heathrow
    I love green tea, also nice with mint or lemon.
     
  6. benborp

    benborp Veteran

    Location:
    further from Penge
    With many green teas it's best to discard the first brew. Allow the second to stand for only a few seconds before pouring and then allow a little longer for each successive brewing until by the dozenth time it's standing for a couple of minutes. The character of the tea will change quite a bit from first to last cup - it tends to get mellower and sweeter.
     
  7. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Who on earth discovered that?
     
  8. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Location:
    Heathrow
  9. Never mind all that ... how did you discover that site?:wacko:
     
  10. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Ohh, I don't think I want to know!:wacko:
     
  11. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    I drink green tea by the litre...I love it...I think I replaced the beer with it unconsciously:wacko:;):biggrin:
     
  12. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    Green Tea makes me hyperactive. I'm banned from drinking it ;)
     
  13. Fiona N

    Fiona N Well-Known Member

    Ignore this if you have decent Japanese green tea - it only applies to semi-fermented, large leaf, Chinese stuff like Gunpowder and so on, which takes an age to rehydrate.

    With nice green tea, the advice for below boiling water is good and you can also add cold water to the dry tea before pouring on boiling water or add boiling water to the cup, swish around briefly, then add to tea pot (assuming you're using a teapot) - killing two birds with one stone, as it were, by heating the cups and cooling the water.

    Best regards from a teahouse in Tokyo :blush:
     
  14. longers

    longers Veteran

    This might be where I've being going wrong. I've been making green tea at work and it's tasted pretty foul. I'll give it another go with cooler hot water.
     
  15. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    I use Clipper teabags and use boiling water to make it. Dunno if it would taste better with cooler water, but who cares, I like it anyhow!