Our guide to green tea
The revival of green tea is very much in full swing, with the young, the not so young and pretty much everyone in between firmly jumping aboard the green tea train. And who can blame them!? We love green tea – it’s one of the most diverse tea groups out there, and above all, tastes amazing. We for one are DELIGHTED to see green tea finally taking up lots of well-deserved shelf space in the supermarkets.
So, let’s start with the basics:
Tea or not tea? Tea! All green tea comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant, making it a fully-fledged tea.
Where is it grown? Although now grown all over the world, China and Japan remain the top producers, with over 75% of green tea still being produced in China.
How does it taste: From light & floral (good) to astringent vegetable (…not so good)
How to make: Brew for 3 minutes with 80 degree water (grab the kettle just before it boils!)
How to serve: Hot without milk
What makes it so special: It’s amazing diversity – different regions and even individual producers would all grow very different types of green tea.
If you fancy dipping your toes into the world of green tea, but not sure which green tea is right for you - take a look at some of our favourite green teas below and what they are best for. You never know, it could just be your new favourite brew….
STRONG PURE SENCHA GREEN TEA
Our customer Sarah says: This tea is special, unlike any other green tea on the market. A green tea liked by people who don’t like green tea….
The number of people who proclaim to disliking green tea because of that one dodgy cup of dusty green tea they tried back in the 80s is pretty astonishing – If that sounds like you, we strongly urge you to give it another try! Green tea should be light and most importantly…GREEN. Not a bitter, murky brown concoction.
Try STRONG PURE SENCHA GREEN TEA here.
STRONG AUTHENTIC MOROCCAN MINT TEA
Our customer Luke says: A delicate green tea known as "precious eyebrows" blended with peppermint leaves for that traditional Moroccan experience
Good if you’re feeling: Rough on the inside and even worse on the outside; green tea and mint are a great cure-all.
This is what’s known as a ‘gateway green tea’…perfect for newcomers to the green tea scene. But before long you’ll be hooked on the sencha tea– trust us.
Try STRONG AUTHENTIC MOROCCAN MINT TEA here.
STRONG HERBAL MINT WITH LEMONGRASS TEA
Our Customer Nicole says: The cleanest greenest tea ever (in our opinion!). A super combination of Spearmint, peppermint, and lemongrass leaves which help cleanse your body - treat your body to the spring clean it so richly deserves. Refreshing and slightly sweet tasting this is delicious hot or cold.
Good if you're feeling - in need of an invigorating cuppa!
Cleanse is our delicious detox tea, packed with all-natural ingredients, including organic green tea. A punchy tea that tastes even better than it smells (and it smells pretty darn great) - our go-to when we're in need of a refreshing cuppa.
Try STRONG HERBAL MINT WITH LEMONGRASS TEA here.
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