There are over 3000 different types of teas around the world! And, these 3000 types can be classified into six common categories, Green, Black, Oolong, White, Pu-erh, and Herbal. Out of this green tea is well known for its health benefits. Loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, it helps in weight loss, prevention of cancer, skin care, and more.
Green tea also boasts a distinct flavor, but sometimes it tastes bitter compared to black tea, isn’t it? This bitter taste is due to a small and avoidable lapse that happens while preparing it. There are high chances that the green tea leaves might get burned. Therefore, placing your green tea in boiling water and letting it steep for a long time can contribute to the bitter taste of 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, don’t boil it. The best way to do this is by stopping the kettle before it reaches the boiling point. Another method to do this is by letting the water reach its boiling point and then add a splash (one tablespoon) of cold water to it before placing the tea bag.
- 80 seconds – Steep your green tea bags for 80 seconds or less, if you want to enjoy all the benefits of green tea without the bitterness.
There is a wide range of green teas here at Tetley that you can use to try out this rule. Whether you are looking for flavors or the fresh taste of 100% steamed, or decaffeinated green teas, Tetley has something in store for you.
Try our 80:80 rule for yourself and see if it helps! We would love to hear from you on our Facebook page after you give our recommendations a try, or if you have any other tips for making a better tasting cup!