The right temperature water for green tea
One of the most important elements in making a great cup of green tea is having the right temperature of water to brew the tea leaves. Brewing green tea at the right temperature will ensure that its naturally sweet and complex flavours come through without being overpowered by the bitter tasting flavours.
The most optimal temperature for our Green Tea is 75 - 85°C. The grade of the tea and the time of its harvest influence the appropriate steeping temperature. Our collection of Jasmine Green, Sencha, Dragonwell and Gunpowder is harvested in Spring, which means they benefit from lower temperature brewing due to their overall higher levels of amino acids.
Getting the right temperature
The most accurate way is to use a thermometer to measure the temperature of the water. However you might not have a thermometer or one of those temperature controlled kettles. The simple way to get the right temperature is boil your kettle, open the lid, wait 2 - 3 minutes for the water to cool down before pouring over the tea leaves and let it brew in the teapot or cup.
How long to infuse green tea
The exact amount of time will depend on the particular tea and personal preference. Small leaves like Sencha and Dragonwell generally infuse more quickly than whole leaf Gunpowder. We recommend infusing between 2 - 3 minutes for the best taste. The quality of our loose leaf and its full flavours allow to be re-infused 2 to 3 times, producing new flavours with each subsequent brew.