Green Loose Leaf Teas
Green Loose Leaf Tea is the result of semi-oxidized leaves from camellia sinensis. Flavors and aromas vary greatly depending on the season of harvest, country of origin, and method used to process.
Which Green Loose Leaf Teas Are best?
Why is it good for you? Another question that we get asked a lot. Each tea has its own health benefits, but we say the healthiest green tea is the one you WANT to drink.
How much is too much? That is an easy one; drink more. There is never too much green tea!
Steep these teas multiple times as loose leaf teas have far more flavor than traditional tea bags due to the superior quality and freshness. Tea strength is a personal decision, so please experiment to determine your preferences.
Use water between 180 and 190 degrees F, or allow boiling water to stand for 2 minutes. Steep for as little as 1 minute, but not more than 4 minutes. For each of the following steeps, use water of the same temperature and double the steep time.
The best green loose leaf teas from Local Tea Co. can be steeped at least 3 times and, depending on the steep times, as many as 5 times. Also, consider blending the first steep with the following steeps to balance the tea; if you do not want to drink all the tea, store it in the fridge for wonderful iced tea.
Store in a dry place.