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Can I make green tea with samovar?

Yes, you can make green tea in a samovar. To do so, just follow the directions above.

Should I use loose tea leaves or tea bags to make green tea?

It is always better to use loose tea leaves to make tea since the flavor of the bag will also infuse into the water and spoil the taste of the final infusion.

Does green tea help bowel movement?

As a stimulating warm drink, green tea helps encourage bowel movement for many people.

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Green Tea Recipe

Category:Beverage
Cuisine:World
Serving:10 teacups
Cook Time:20 minutes
Prep Time:5 minutes
Author:Emine Aslan
Calories: 1

Here is a recipe to make the most flavorful and warm green tea you have ever tasted. Awaken drinking a healthy drink in the morning!

Tags: Green tea

Green Tea Recipe

Green tea is a type of tea made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis, the same plant that black tea is obtained from. The leaves of Camellia sinensis become green tea when they are fixed with heat treatment to prevent oxidation, and black tea after undergoing the withering and oxidation process.

Green tea has less caffeine than black tea since it is unoxidized. Its infusion has a milder taste and a lighter color, a greenish yellow. Green tea is very rich in antioxidants and has all the health benefits that black tea can provide. You can learn details about the health benefits of green tea by clicking on this link.

Green tea is traditionally brewed using a single teapot. However, the recipe below is to make green tea using a double tea kettle, yielding more flavorful tea that is warmer for a longer time compared to traditional green tea brewing. You can refer to our related blog following this link to learn more about the different tea brewing methods in the world.

We should mention one last point before moving on to the green tea recipe below. You should pay close attention to the quality of tea leaves and water to experience a pleasant tea journey for any type of tea you are making. So, you should use quality green tea leaves and distilled or bottled water if your tap water is not high quality to make the recipe below. Otherwise, you may not have a pleasant experience.

So, let’s move on to the green tea recipe below and enjoy the process of making tea in a double tea kettle!

Ingredients

  • 85 oz (2.5 L) water (27 oz for brewing tea), filtered or bottled if tap water is of poor quality

  • 20 gr green tea leaves

  • A double tea kettle

  • Some honey or sugar (optional)

  • Some lemon juice or slices (optional)

Directions

  1. Add water to the lower kettle, and put it on the stove to boil. The amount of water should be at least at the capacity of the upper teapot since we will use this water to steep green tea leaves.

  2. Once the water is boiled, turn off the heat source and let the water cool down for five minutes.

  3. After five minutes, add green tea leaves to the upper teapot and pour the hot water over it. The amount of water you pour should be 27 oz (0.8 L). If your teapot is larger and you want to make more tea, increase the tea leaves accordingly.

  4. Add more water into the lower kettle, put it on the stove to boil, place the upper teapot over it, and close its lid.

  5. Once the water is boiled, wait 10 minutes for tea leaves to release all their flavors into the water. You can check whether the tea is brewed sufficiently by opening the lid and observing the tea leaves. The tea is ready to drink if the leaves have sunk to the bottom. If not, wait some more because brewing time can change depending on the tea leaves.

  6. Once the tea is ready, prepare the teacups and pour the infusion in the upper teapot as much as you want and then fill the rest of the cup with the boiled water from the bottom kettle. You can adjust the hardness of green tea by adjusting the amount of infusion you pour into the teacups.

  7. Your green tea is ready! Please be careful while drinking it since it will be hotter than the green tea brewed in a single teapot.

  8. Enjoy the teatime!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 teacup
Amount/​Serving
% Daily Value
Calories per serving
1
Carbs
0 grams
0
Fat
0 grams
0
Protein
0 grams
0
Cholesterol
0 milligrams
0
Sodium
2 milligrams
0
Fiber
0 grams
0
Extras
  • RECIPE NOTE FOR GREEN TEA:

    Please keep in mind that you can change the amounts of ingredients mentioned above according to your preference. The more tea leaves you add, the stronger the tea becomes, and vice versa. On the other hand, you can also adjust the hardness of your tea by adding some hot water from the lower kettle to the infusion while filling the teacup.

    HOW TO SERVE GREEN TEA:

    Green tea is best served in a porcelain teacup with a saucer. You can also offer some honey or lemon to ease its bitterness. A sweet cookie goes very well with green tea.

    You should not serve the green tea sitting on the stove for more than 1-2 hours, as it becomes bitter and stale with time.