HOW TO MAKE GREEN TEA WITH OUR BREWING GUIDE
Temperature, amount of leaf, type of water and steep time are important factors you need to get right to make the perfect cup of Japanese green tea. Too hot or brew for too long and the tea will become bitter and undrinkable (high levels of caffeine and tannins). There is a lot of trial and error before you arrive at the perfect cup so experiment a bit with the amount of tea and water, time and temperature. The guide below for the different types of tea we sell will help you on your way. Just remember the better the grade of tea the lower the temperature and longer steep times (higher umami and sweetness). A second steep is generally better with a slightly higher temperature and a shorter brewing time. If you can get hold of soft water that would be a bonus too.