Green tea is timeless
Whether you’re an avid green tea lover or have recently grown to love green tea, it’s a brew that has been enjoyed for thousands of years — so it’s no wonder it remains a popular tea of choice to date.
What is green tea?
First having originated in China and since being appreciated by tea lovers worldwide, green tea is made from the dried leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, known for its unique flavour profile. Green tea — used in traditional Chinese, Indian and Japanese medicinal practices for centuries — is bursting with the plant-based goodness associated with antioxidants, long recognised as highly beneficial to our health. It also contains various bioactive compounds, including caffeine, catechins and theanine.
Black tea also stems from the Camellia sinensis plant and forms the basis of common breakfast teas. Black tea has higher levels of caffeine, providing that sought-after boost at the start of the stay. Unlike black tea, which is fermented and oxidised, green tea is made by steaming or pan-frying the leaves, which preserves its natural antioxidants and nutrients.
From boosting metabolism to improving concentration, it’s no wonder green tea has become a staple beverage of choice in people’s everyday lives.
When is the best time to drink green tea?
Whether kickstarting your day with a cuppa or you need an afternoon pick-me-up to get you through the rest of your work day, there certainly isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to drinking green tea. It all depends on your lifestyle and personal preference! Since green tea is caffeinated, it can provide a welcome boost of energy bright and early in the morning — minus the coffee jitters.
Since green tea has less caffeine than coffee, it makes for an ideal afternoon boost of energy or after dinner as a digestive supplement without risking keeping you up at night. If you’re sensitive to caffeine, you might want to avoid drinking green tea soon before bed as it may interfere with your sleep quality.
Many external factors influence the amount of caffeine in brews; therefore, it is difficult to say precisely how much caffeine is in green tea. The amount also varies depending on the type of green tea, the amount used and the length of time it is brewed.
Indulge in T2’s sip-worthy green tea treasures
With a mellow, grassy flavour and a hint of welcomed sweetness, there’s a reason why green tea is sipped and favoured by thousands across the globe. Depending on your preference, T2 organic green teas are available in loose-leaf and tea bags. Have your pick from the grassy green and oh-so-vibrant Japanese Sencha, a frothy Matcha latte, Gyokuro and China Jasmine.
Our popular greenie brews also include fragrant and delicious blends such as Green Rose — a popular addition to the T2 family, known for its fruity papaya, mango and currant notes.
Gorgeous Geisha is a fun little twist on a green tea classic, combined with the delectable flavours of strawberries and cream to enjoy hot or iced for a refreshing summer’s drink. For an extra punch, opt for our Gunpowder Green with a waft of smokiness for green tea gurus.
Green tea is also widely drunk worldwide by T2 tea lovers. A healthy aromatic blend of green tea and jasmine, Buddhas Tears stars alongside several black teas on our best-selling billboard with a refined flavour of smooth, jasmine notes.
How to brew green tea
Now that you have a feel for which green tea is the right fit for you, it’s time to start brewing! You can make a tasty green tea brew in your T2 teamaker, your gorgeous teapot, or even directly in your T2 mug or tea cup using a trusty tea diffuser. Powdered matcha needs a bit of a whisk to get it light and frothy, just how you like it. Shop all T2 teawares to find your favourite way to brew.
Your cup of gracious green tea has slightly more delicate sensibilities than its black tea comrades, so it is best brewed at a lower temperature. Follow the brewing guide on your green tea favourites, usually indicating a modest 80°C temperature to ensure the best flavour and goodness from your daily green tea brew.
Discover your new favourite green tea with T2 today
Whether you’re a regular at T2 or a newcomer, the wonderful thing about T2 is there’s a world of tea treats to try. And if you’re stuck on which flavour to purchase, we have just the thing. Our tea gift packs include our beloved faves, so you can dabble in our popular picks and see for yourself why they remain sip-worthy classics.
With free shipping on orders of $50 or more, shop online today. Alternatively, visit your nearby T2 store, where our helpful staff will be delighted to assist. If you have any questions, contact our team for additional support.
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