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How to make green tea

Green tea stands as an exemplary and health-promoting beverage, often underestimated due to misconceptions about its taste and perceived complexity. Contrary to common belief, making an exquisite cup of green tea doesn't need to be an intricate process, especially when we focus on the fundamentals of proper brewing.

Note: Our emphasis here is on loose-leaf teas rather than tea bags. It's essential to clarify that teabags, typically considered a convenient option, often contain remnants from the processing stage. Historically, these remnants were used as organic manure in fields. Then came some MNCs, they knew how easy it is to fool people with their marketing might and made us all drink that crap wrapped in bags. We as a brand are against tea bags, its doing you more harm than good.

This article endeavors to guide you in creating a flawless cup of green tea, a habit that, when cultivated daily, can bring about remarkable benefits for both your mind and body.

Let's being.
Firstly let's see some of the basic things to keep in mind while brewing green tea.

  1. Water Quantity: The general rule of thumb is to use 200 ml of water for every 2 grams of tea leaves.
  2. Water Temperature: Maintain a water temperature between 80-90 degrees Celsius. It should never be boiling  water.
    This seems to be the tricky part for many people at home, how to measure the water temperature when you do not have a thermometer. Well try this:- boil a glass of water and let it sit for 20 seconds. That's it. 
  3. Brewing Time: Aim for a brewing time between 2-4 minutes, as this duration is suitable for various tea types, including green, black, oolong, or white.

That's all you need to keep in mind, that is the quality and quantity of water, water temperature and time you let leaves brew in that water.


  1. Green tea - 2 grams
  2. Warm water - 200 ml

Now, let's see the steps of brewing.

  1.     Measure 2 grams of tea leaves into a cup.
  2.     Add 200 ml of water at a temperature between 80-90 degrees C.
  3.     Cover the cup and allow the tea to brew for 2-4 minutes, depending on the tea type.
  4.     Strain the tea leaves by pouring the brew into another cup.
  5.     Enjoy your freshly brewed cup.

Rest assured, the result won't be bitter. We strongly advise against adding sugar or any taste enhancers to green tea. Unlike coffee, green tea is not inherently bitter, and appreciating it in its natural state reveals its nuanced flavors.

Additionally, we have came across people who makes green tea similar to 'chai'. That is, boil water on stove, add tea leaves just like the way we add 'chai patti' and boil again. Please please plase stop doing this. There is huge difference between any loose leaf tea (green, black, oolong or white) and CTC tea 'chai patti'. Do not treat them as same, both have different processing methods and are manufactured for different purposes. Chai patti is for making milk tea, and loose leaf tea for brewing in water. Loose leaf tea are usually lightly processed, whereas CTC tea goes through heavy processing.

In summary: 2 grams of tea, 200 ml of hot water (not boiling), 2-4 minutes of brewing. Simple, isn't it?

We trust that armed with this information, your green tea will never taste bitter. Let's also tell you that green teas are not some drug that will do you wonders in a day or a week or a month. As a daily inclusion in your routine, green tea can positively impact your gums, digestive system, mental well-being, and overall metabolic health in long run.

Lastly, brewing your own cup of green tea is a tranquil and uplifting experience in itself. Take a moment to try it and savor the calming and positive effects it can bring.

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