How to Cook Green Tea
If you enjoy drinking green tea, then you might have heard about how important it is to cook green tea. Thanks to the caffeine and sugar content, cooking green tea can sometimes make the effects of drinking green tea quite strong. If you need a little bit of help getting through the day, drinking a cup of green tea can be very helpful to you. However, if you are like most people and don’t enjoy the side effects of smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol, then using brewed green tea as your source for how to cook green tea may be a better option for you.
Brewing Your Own Green Tea
If you have never cooked with green tea before, then brewing your own green tea might seem like a pretty daunting task. However, it is surprisingly easy to brew your own green tea once you get the process down pat. The first time that you try to do it, it might take some time but after that, you should be able to brew up a pot of iced or hot black teas in less than ten minutes.
To brew your own green tea, start by boiling water on the stovetop. Once the water has reached boiling point, turn off the burner and add approximately three bags of stemless golden needles (or two large bags) into your freshly boiled water. Leave these in there for about ten minutes before removing them with a slotted spoon.
At this point, your black teas are probably done brewing and should already be cooled down enough that you can drink it. If not, put them back into the heating pad until they are ready to drink. Once they are ready to drink, throw away the leaves that are left over from brewing them and enjoy your well-brewed iced or hot black teas!
Using Iced Black Teas
Black teas aren’t the only kind of teas that you can use when trying to cook with iced teas exist! Using ice cold black teas is a great way to refreshing yourself after a long day or whenever you need a little bit of energy. Since iced teas still contain some fresh brewed goodness, using an iced black tea as compared to regular black isn’t too much different in terms of health benefits and will still let you enjoy some of the benefits of cooking with teabags without having to worry about going overboard on the caffeine content.
Hot Black Teas
If you don’t want to go through the trouble of actually boiling water yourself, then buying already brewed hot black teas is an option as well. Hot black teas taste just as good as their icy cold counterparts and will give you just as much energy since they also contain caffeine. Either one of these options is usually preferred over using soda/sparkling water as a way to refresh yourself after a long day).