According to various studies such as “A New Function of Green Tea: Prevention of Lifestyle-related Diseases,” by Naoko Sueoka and “Cholesterol-Lowering Effect of a Theaflavin-Enriched Green Tea Extract” by David J. Maron, drinking green tea can prevent degenerative diseases and keep your cells young. A tasty way to consume green tea on a hot day is by making iced green tea. This process is quick and requires no cooking skill.
Brewing Green Tea with Ice
Put 1.5 tablespoons of Sencha or Gyokuro green tea leaves into a Kyusu Japanese-style teapot.
Fill the teapot with small pieces of ice and let the ice melt without adding heat to the teapot. This will brew the tea and will keep it cool so you’ll need fewer ice cubes to make the drink cold when you serve it.
Filter the tea by pouring it through a fine mesh strainer. This will remove the tea leaves.
Serve the tea with a couple cubes of ice.
Brewing Green Tea with Heat
Put two bags of green tea into a liter pitcher.
Pour water that is 150 to 190 degrees over the tea bags.
Cover the container with a dishcloth to hold in the steam.
Let the tea steep for two to three minutes in the water.
Remove the dishcloth and remove the tea bags by dipping them out with a spoon. Add ice cubes to the green tea and serve.
- Use hot water carefully to avoid burns.