Making Green Tea from your Camellia Sinensis


To make your own green tea use the youngest and softest tips and one or two of the uppermost leaves of the Camellia Sinensis.


Place about 10 tips (approx 5 gms) onto a saucer. Heat the leaves in a microwave for about 10 to 20 seconds on medium until they are very soft and moist.

Roll all of the leaves into a ball between the palms of your hands for 10 to 20 seconds this will break up the cells in the leaves and help to release the colour and flavour.

Place your tea leaf ball into a white cup (so you can assess the colour) and add boiling water. Gently stir for about a minute until the water turns light lime green. If you brew for too long the tea will taste bitter.

Strain out the leaves and enjoy your refreshing green tea. You can reuse the same leaves for another 2 or 3 cups.

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