DON'T LIKE GREEN TEA? IT'S ALL IN THE BREWING
Not too hot....SpiritualiTEA Heart Chakra Tea and New Moon Tea both contain Sencha Green Tea. To ensure you experience the flavour and aroma of green tea it is important to know some key brewing tips. The temperature of the water you add to your Green Tea should be 80 degrees Celsius. There are some new kettles available now that allow you to choose the degree setting for heating, if you don’t have one of these, generally waiting 2 minutes for the water to cool is adequate.
Flavour and sweetness of Green Tea is determined by a number of amino acids and natural sugars which are dissolved at lower temperatures. Bitterness and astringency of the tea, is what comes from the tannins within the tea. Hence by adding boiling water we release more bitterness.
Not too long...Green Tea does not require a long steeping time. Generally 2 minutes is all that is required. Too long a steeping time will result in more bitterness and less balanced flavour.
Ensuring the correct temperature and time of steeping will ensure your Tea is JUST RIGHT.
MAKE THE PERFECT BREW...
When making a new dish for the first time, I always follow the recipe but I am a Virgo. The next time I make my own adjustments, according to my tastes.
The recommendations on the tins for each Tea are just that, recommendations. Feel free to brew longer or shorter. With less or more Tea. Additions such as honey, milk, fresh fruit slices etc can all be added to your liking. Experiment until you find your perfect brew.
Some ways I have experimented and noted with our teas are...
Root Chakra Tea - 3-5mins of brewing the cinnamon will be quite prominent. After 5 mins the taste is more full bodied.
Sacral Chakra Tea - I brew it for 5 mins and then add some of the actual tea to my cup so it continues to brew.
Angel Breakfast is delicious as is whilst Yin/Yang Winter I like to add milk and honey.
Hermit Chai is delicious with a dash of honey.
MAKE YOUR OWN
Cold Tea - Simple and No Sugar
Brew the Tea up extra strong, rather than 5 mins, try 20-30mins.
This will create a strong tea base.
Add this blend to the fridge to cool.
Once it is cooled, add ice.
Brew the Tea up extra strong, put it in the freezer in an ice tray. When frozen, put it in a blender with a little water and you have a Tea Slushie.
Tea Ice Blocks
Brew the Tea as for the Tea Slushie and place the tea into ice cube tray. Once Frozen, fill your cup with frozen tea and add some water to your liking.
Cold Tea Tips
Brew Green Tea as normal otherwise it will become bitter. Watch us brew up our Root Chakra Tea with no sugar, check out our Instagram REEL.
Fruity Teas - Root & Sacral Tea - add some fresh orange or lemon slices .
Minty Teas - Throat, Third Eye & Crown Teas - add some fresh Mint.