“Green tea is high in antioxidants.”
“Green tea is great for weight loss.”
“Green tea keeps you refreshed and hydrated.”
Chances are you have heard all about the various benefits of organic green tea. If not, go right ahead and read our blog on the benefits of green tea! But if you already know all about the wonders of green tea, and still have not been able to make yourself drink this healthy concoction because you find the flavour too biting, this is the blog for you!
Raise your hand if you think healthy things should taste great! To all those who agree, we’ve got you covered. Here are the five ‘As’ which can help make your organic green tea healthier and tastier!
Many novice green tea drinkers start off their journey by buying any old green tea. But believe it or not, buying good quality green tea makes a lot of difference to the taste. Tea can taste different as its flavours depend on where it was grown, nutrition content of the soil, the climate, and other such factors. So, always choose green tea from a reputable seller who knows the perfect blend of the right tea leaves.
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The tender leaves of green tea are very delicate and need to be brewed with a lot of care. If you already buy and use tea bags online, next time make sure to take them out of hot water a little before you usually do. Dipping the tea bags in hot water for one minute is usually enough to make a light brew. Allow the tea bags to soak for longer durations of up to 2-3 minutes only if you want a stronger concoction with a slightly bitter taste. In short, to avoid the slightly bitterness of green tea, which is somewhat of an acquired taste, avoid brewing the green tea for too long in hot water.
What happens when you leave food cooking for too long a time? It burns, right? Similarly, brewing green tea at the right temperature for the right amount of time is very important as it helps you extract the most flavours.
If the water is too hot, it will end up extracting more caffeine leading to a bitter taste. This is also why adding loose green tea leaves directly to boiling water is not recommended. Instead brew tea in hot water with a temperature ideally between 75-85°C.
Side note: Add fewer leaves for a more delicate flavour as the more leaves you add the more intense the flavour gets!
What is the best way to cut bitterness? It's a no-brainer! Add sweetness to it.
If the bitterness makes it hard for you to take even one sip of green tea, you can add stevia or any other type of sweetener. This will help lessen the bitter undertones of the tea. Another natural option to enhance the flavour of green tea is HONEY! Natural honey is an instant flavour enhancer as it dissolves easily in hot water and is a great choice for health-conscious people. Its soft aroma complements the grassy notes of green tea.
Try avoiding granulated sugar as it doesn’t dissolve too well and can stick to the bottom of the cup leading to an inconsistent taste in every sip. Ready to start your green tea journey? Start by buying Wagh Bakri Green Tea online and put all these tips to use.
If you want to enhance the flavour without adding sweetness, try lemon and its citrusy zing to take on the natural bitterness of green tea.
Squeeze a lemon or add lemon juice to your cup of green tea but try not adding it to a very hot cup of tea, as the structure of Vitamin C in lemon juice breaks down above 86°C. This may lead to a change in the flavour as well. Allow the tea to cool down to a drinkable temperature before adding that lemony zest!
For a spicier kick, you can even add freshly grated ginger or a cinnamon stick into your cup of green tea. Spices like ginger and cinnamon pair well with vegetal bitterness of green tea to create a pleasing bouquet of aroma and flavour.
For those looking to experiment more with herbal teas, add about 3-4 mint leaves to your cup of green tea. Adding mint also counters the green tea’s bitterness, while adding a refreshing mintiness and overall cooling effect to the experience of drinking tea. To get started on your green tea-journey, you can now buy tea online from anywhere in India. For fans of Wagh Bakri tea, we recommend Wagh Bakri Mint Green Tea which comes with a mint flavour already added!
And of course you can add a fruity punch to your green tea with apples or oranges as well. The deliciousness of the fruits balances the astringency of the tea, making it less noticeable as fruity flavours take over. Add fruit to green tea, much the same way as you would lemon wedges, that is, steep fruits in the tea for a few minutes once it cools down a bit, just before it’s ready to be consumed. Do a little bit of research and you will find several studies claiming that adding fruit and lemon also supposedly boost the benefits of green tea.
Now that you know that drinking a cup of green tea can be healthy AND delicious, don’t delay your journey to a healthy delicious life. Buy organic green tea online in India today and start now!
All the claims made in the blog are backed up by independent studies.