Did you ever have a cup of green tea and think, "WOW! That's bitter!"
That was totally me! Why would anyone drink this horribly bitter tea. Sure it's good for you, it's helpful in weight loss. Green tea is high in antioxidants and a wealth of other good for you things. But it was soooo bitter!
Turns out that green tea isn't so bad if it is steeped the right way! A little attention to the steeping time and temperature will go a long way in making the perfect cuppa green tea.
Green tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant just like black, white, and oolong teas. The difference with green tea is that it has not been withered or oxidized like black and oolong teas are. Usually green tea is steamed, sun dried or pan fried to bring out it's earthy flavor. Green tea is both grown in the shade and in the sun, each giving the tea two distinct flavors.
There are many different types of green tea from the ever popular matcha (powdered green tea), sencha, gyukuro, genmaicha, kukicha,...