There are many different instructions out there on how to prepare green tea. Who is right ?
Is there any caffein in green tea? Is it the same as in coffee ?
My green tea is very bitter… is this normal ?
The grassy taste of my green tea is too strong. Are there any green teas where it is less pronounced ?
What is "shincha" ?
I have found some very affordable Gyokuro. Is this a good choice ?
Can I rebrew my tea ? If yes, how many times ?
What is the difference between Japanese and Chinese green tea ?
Why is matcha so expensive ?
Should I drink green tea before going to bed?
Can I drink Green tea on an empty stomach ?
how come that we can drink cheap matcha latte and eat affordable matcha sweets?
what about the names of IKKYU's teas ?
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A little confused about all the different tea types ? Don't worry, we have a detailed page explaining the particularities of all teas as well as their taste variations. You can even download a useful PDF file that includes information about brewing preparation..
Wondering about the health benefits of green tea ? Much has been said about it, and without doubt, drinking green tea has a beneficial effects on your organism. The most obvious one is that you can enjoy the longer lasting energy boost from the combination of caffeine and theanine compared to a coffee shot... without the caffeine crash afterwards.
Making and serving tea is an art, and it takes some training and knowledge to become a tea master. That being said, you don't need to become a Tea master in order to brew your cup of green tea and appreciate not only its taste but also aroma. A few steps and understanding of the most important aspects will make your green tea an authentic experience. And then, by doing that daily, you will appreciate how your skills naturally improve and will be able to adjust your brewing to your taste.