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Green Tea Supplements for a Flavorful Tea

A Variety of Choices before you bring in the green tea supplements, get your tea making equipment set up first. It needn’t be fancy or expensive. Y...

 

A Variety of Choices

before you bring in the green tea supplements, get your tea making equipment set up first. It needn’t be fancy or expensive. You can boil your tea in a regular saucepan and drain the mixture with a sieve before serving. You can also use tea balls and tea strainers as an aid to transfer the liquid in and out of a tea pot or individual cup.

One of the best ways of making tea for one or two cups is with a caffettiera. This is used mainly for making coffee and is more known as a “coffee plunger”. You put the selected green tea supplements such as chopped fruit, spices or the like into the glass beaker. After steeping your mixture in boiling hot water for around ten minutes, put the plunger apparatus on top of the beaker and push down. This process traps all of the solid matter, leaving your tea free of chunks and ready to sip. For best results, use one cupped handful of fresh, roughly chopped herbs or a half a teaspoon of dried herbs for each cup of tea you are making.

Making tea with green tea supplements goes just like any other recipe. You can either follow the recipe to the letter, or use it a guideline for improvisation to suit your own personal taste. Some herbs like mint or lemon balm can be enhanced with sweeteners, while some herbs like rosemary taste better with lemon juice added instead of sugar. Some herbs may have quite a bitter taste and would need to be sweetened in order to appeal more to the palate.

Once you have mastered these steps, you can start experimenting with spices and fruits to see what flavor combinations you can come up with. You might find that you need to cut back on the sweetener as your taste buds become accustomed to herbal teas. It is also important to take note of how your body reacts to the green tea supplements in your tea for future reference. Ginger green tea, for example, tends to heat up the body very quickly which is perfect for cold, winter nights. So what are you waiting for? Make your unique blend of tea.