Updated: Apr 9, 2019
Is one of the most popular beverages consumed worldwide. Scientifically, it is known as Camellia sinensis, is consumed in different parts of the world as green, black, or Oolong. In fact, it is the same tea but it is processed differently.
The first green tea was exported from India to Japan during the 17th century.
Green Tea / Japan Tea / White Tea
For this tea we recommend a brewing temperature of 80° to 90°C, for some sorts (e. g. Sencha) even lower. Please boil the fresh water shortly and let it cool down before pouring it over the leaves. Depending on the grade and strength you will generally need 3 to 5 tablespoons of tea leaves for 1 litre water. Infusion time is 2 to 4 minutes. Green Tea can be brewed up to three times. You should however not let the leaves dry out in the meantime. As per the Japanese saying: "The first infusion is as bitter as life, the second one as strong as love and the third one as mild as seniority".