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Last week, we learned about Black Tea, the first of the “real” teas from the Camelia Sinensis plant. This week, we’re moving on to another true tea — Green Tea.
True Tea Comes from the Camellia Sinensis Plant
Black, Green, and White teas all come from the same plant! It’s called Camellia Sinensis (ca-MEEL-e a sy-NEN-sis). Oolong and Pu’erh teas also come from this same plant. Over the weeks to come, we’ll discuss all of them.
Green Tea Characteristics
Green tea is a mature leaf tea that has not been oxidized to retain
The leaves of green tea are pan fired or steamed and quickly oven dried.
Green tea is a traditional tea variety.
Flavors range from sweet to smoky.
Using a scale of 1-3 teacups, Green Tea contains 1 1/2 teacups of caffeine.
Green Tea should be steeped for 2 minutes and can be steeped three times. What this means is that from one scoop of tea, you get 3 (THREE!) servings!
Green tea is delicious both hot and iced, but I much prefer it iced in the summer months. Our recently vaulted Berry Mojito has been my favorite iced tea flavor this summer. But, we have other great options for icing as well. I recommend our Strawberry Fields or Mango Delight.
Current Green Tea Flavors Available from Steeped Tea
- Jazzy Jasmine
- Mango Delight
- Classic Sencha
- Drop That Sweet Beet
- Strawberry Fields
- Earl Grey de la Creme, Green
- Kiwi Passion Fruit
- Sugar Plums and Cinnamon
- Summer Pear
- Ginger Lemon Sunshine
To place an order for any of these teas or the lovely teaware pictured above, please go to my website and click SHOP.
Items in the image above include:
*Sweet Tea Pitcher
*Pot of Tea Spoon
*Stacking Tea Tin
If you have any questions about Green Tea or any of our other tea varieties, please leave a comment, e-mail me, or join my group Heidi’s SerendipiTEA on Facebook. Also, please let me know what other topics you’d like to see me discuss in Tea Talk Tuesdays in the future.
If you would like to earn free tea and teaware, let’s chat about setting up a Facebook ParTea. I love giving away free shopping sprees to my hosts!