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Steps:

  1. Boil water
  2. Pour it into a mug and let it sit and cool to a point where the water is still hot, but not scalding hot. This should take 2-3 minutes.
  3. Seep the tea bag and dunk it a few times for about for only about 1 minute and then remove.
  4. Add optional raw honey and lemon juice.

Tea was not created equal. Green tea is a princess that requires some TLC to achieve its maximum flavor and nutritional potential. Many people make the mistake of pouring boiling water directly onto the green tea, over brewing it, then forcing themselves to down a bitter, dark-yellow drink. They wonder why it doesn’t taste good?

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Green tea should look green. Your teas will not turn out to be the bright Ninja Turtle green that you might get at a sushi restaurant, but one with more of a very light green/light yellowish hue.

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To keep green tea looking green and maintaining its flavor and soothing aroma, you have to avoid “burning” the tea. Water boils at 212 F (100 C). The ideal water temperature for green tea is 176 F (100C). Letting the hot water sit in your mug for about 2-3 minutes should do the trick. Seep for a short minute and you’re good to go!

Relax, drink mindfully and enjoy all those antioxidants and flavonoids!

Be well and be happy!

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