Bank holiday weekend again – opportunity to pop in at Fortnum’s – and stock up on the essential tea supplies. It’s always worth cultivating the art of tea drinking. Healthy & relaxing. Green tea is supposed to be high in antioxidants, essential for beautiful skin. Drinking a couple of cups a day, is practically part of my beauty routine.
If you are not keen on green teas – which can be an acquired taste – a basic jasmine green is a good start. This one came from Fortnums, but is by no means the best I ve tried. Mildly perfumed with real jasmine flowers is easy on the palette.
Remember that green tea should not be brewed with boiling water. Allow the water to cool to approx. (80C) Being rather lazy, I don’t use a thermometer, and simply wait for a minute or two after boiling. Unlike black teas, green doesn’t keep, so I tend to have it straight away – antioxidants degrade with time and so does taste. The leaves can be re used for 2nd & 3rd infusions which makes loose leaf tea, very economical.
Sit down, breath and enjoy! Divine.