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OliveNation's Perfect Cup of Green Tea

Tea Varieties

We offer many different high-quality varieties of Green Tea. Using loose, premium tea leaves always tastes better than tea bags and a simple strainer, tea ball or sachet will catch the leaves after they steep. If you like to have your tea sweet, there are many types of sugars to choose from as well.


This is another matter of personal preference*. Many of us enjoy using spring water because it does not contain chlorine or fluoride as tap water and will allow the tea flavors to blossom. Use about 1 teaspoon of tea leaves for each cup (about 8 oz. of water). Experiment to find the perfect balance for you.


To brew Green Tea and bring out all its richness, bring water to a boil and let it sit for a few minutes so it comes down to 180F.

Steeping Times

Quality teas can often be steeped 2-3 times. Just add water at the appropriate temperature to your teapot. For Green Tea the average steeping time is 1-3 minutes, depending on how strong you like it.

*As with any recipe, personal preference will guide your choice and exact method: we are only presenting some time-tested procedures to get you started.

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