Sometimes you end up with far more tea than you could ever drink. Perhaps you simply brewed too much hot tea by accident. Or you made a large batch of iced tea that you hope will last for several days. But how long does brewed tea last? Short answer: it lasts up to 5 days in the fridge and up to 6 months in the freezer. But that's not always true. There are … [Read more...] about How Long Does Brewed Tea Last?
Tea in a good tea house is special. I spent a lot of time in Asia and the best cups of green tea I had were all in tea houses in China and Japan. I always though how nice it would be if every cup of green tea I had could taste like that. If I could brew a similar cup of tea myself at home. With Japanese green tea, it is difficult. It can be done, but the tea is … [Read more...] about How To Prepare Green Tea Like A Chinese Or Japanese Tea House
You keep hearing how loose leaf tea tastes better than tea from a bag. Not only that. It costs a lot less, too. You want to make the switch. The problem: brewing loose tea seems way too complicated. Everyone you ask and every site you read gives different information. One says to steep the leaves in boiling water for two minutes, the other says to use 80° water for … [Read more...] about How To Brew Loose Leaf Tea (It Doesn’t Have To Be Complicated)
Any tea drinker knows that tea stains. What many don't know is how to get rid of those tea stains. If you've tried to remove a hardened tea stain from your dishes, your clothes, your carpet or a nice sofa, you undoubtedly realized just how stubborn these stains can be. And if you drink a lot of tea, you may have noticed that even your teeth are not immune. And removing … [Read more...] about How to Remove Tea Stains (From Carpet, Cups, Teeth, Clothes, Etc.)
Why would you ever need to clean your kettle if you only use it to boil water? I mean, you use water to clean it, so how does putting water in it make it dirty? Both of those questions are very reasonable. But if you've been using a kettle for a while, you've no doubt noticed a crusty buildup inside and around the spout. And I'm sure you've also noticed how hard it is … [Read more...] about How to Clean A Tea Kettle (Best Way To Remove Limescale And More)
How to use a tea kettle? Isn't that a no-brainer? Yes. And No. It turns out there are multiple ways to use a tea kettle. And multiple types of tea kettles. For this article, I will focus on traditional stove top kettles, but even there, we need to look at several type. Specifically, I will focus on whistling tea kettles and one with a built-in tea infuser. Why … [Read more...] about How To Use A Tea Kettle Correctly
Aren't they the same? Matcha is a form of green tea, after all. That's true. Matcha is green tea. But not all green tea is matcha. Both matcha and regular green tea leaves come from the same plant: the Camellia Sinensis. And both are processed as green tea. But that's where the similarities end. The main differences lie in the way the tea plants are cultivated … [Read more...] about Differences Between Matcha And Green Tea
Green tea is healthy. We all know that. So obviously, Arizona green tea is healthy as well, right? Not so fast. While Arizona markets their drink as healthy, it is very far from it. They commit the same sin that so many bottled and canned drink makers commit. They add such an insane amount of sugar to their beverages, that drinking them regularly will lead to very … [Read more...] about Is Arizona Green Tea Healthy for You?
There is no best green tea brand. There are some great ones, some good ones and a lot of bad ones. I can help you avoid the bad ones and I can tell you which ones are great. But which brand is best will differ from person to person. It depends on your individual needs and preferences. And for many, knowing the best green tea brand is not as important as figuring out … [Read more...] about Best Green Tea Brand (Depending On Your Preference)
Loose leaf tea or tea bags? The answer is obvious, right? I certainly know which I prefer. And I'm sure you do, too. But the thing is: half the people you ask will prefer the opposite to you. So it's really not so cut and dry after all. Both tea bags and loose leaf tea have their advantages and disadvantages. And when you add them all up, does the balance tip … [Read more...] about Loose Leaf Tea Vs. Tea Bags: Everything You Need To Know