Only Green Tea Recipe You Will Ever Need

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Preparing tea seams an easy task for most people. They will think that they don’t need a green tea recipe. However, when you think about making green tea, you must be thinking about a teabag, hot water, and your favorite cup.

Isn’t it?

The next step must be to put the teabag in the empty cup and pour boiling water in it. That’s it. The job is done!

What if I tell you that you are doing it the wrong way. Surprised?

Well, I was also surprised when I learned that I was making green tea in the wrong way. This is not the way tea should be made for any reason. Except one!

The only reason you are making your tea this way is that the tea companies want you to do it. That’s how they advertise it to us. A typical green tea commercial is all about green tea’s health benefits first and easy to use teabags later.

Let’s consider some facts about green tea making. While reading these facts, consider the way you are making green tea.

Tips For A Perfect Green Tea Recipe

  1. The best quality green tea is whole leaf green tea.
  2. The best tea to water ratio is 1:120.
  3.  The best temperature for green tea to brew is 85°C or 185°F.
  4.  The brewing time for green tea is 90 seconds.
  5.  Whole leaves of green tea can be used up to 3 times.

Do you consider these facts in your green tea recipe?

If not, then you are making green tea in the wrong way. Green tea is the drink that is most commonly made wrong. But don’t worry, I have got a green tea recipe for you about how to make tea properly.

Perfect Green Tea Recipe

Serving Size:
1 Cup
5 Minutes


  • Equipment
  •  1 Saucepan with cover
  •  1 french press
  •  1 teapot (if you don’t have a french press)
  •  1 Strainer
  •  Ingredients
  •  Whole leaf green tea – 2 grams (1 Teaspoon)
  •  Water – 240ml + 40ml to heat teapot
  •  Lemon and Honey if needed


  1. Put the leaves in a strainer and pour fresh water over it to remove any dust. This process will also activate the tea leaves for a superior brew.
  2. Put the water in a saucepan and turn on the stove.
  3. When you see tiny bubbles at the bottom of the saucepan, transfer 30-40 ml water in french press or teapot. This will increase the french press temperature, and when we pour water in the french press, the temperature will remain stable.
  4. Now Put the leaves in the french press or a teapot.
  5. If you see small bubbles popping at the bottom of the saucepan, then it is the right temperature for brewing green tea. This stage is called fisheyes temperature. The actual temperature at this stage is 85°C or 185°F. The higher temperature will ruin all the health benefits, and you will be left with bitter water.
  6. Pour the water on the leaves while creating the rotation of water in the pot. This will move the leaves and force them to open.
  7. Cover the french press or pot and set the timer at 90 seconds.
  8. Strain the leaves and pour the green tea in your favorite cup.

Note: If you want stronger green tea, you need another green tea recipe. Just use more leaves instead of more brewing time.

I hope you will enjoy the best green tea recipe. But if you are not a green tea lover, don’t worry. Simply follow the given below timings and temperatures of various teas.

White Tea Brewing Tips

  • Tea – 1 Teaspoon
  • Water – 240 ml
  • Temperature – 100°C or 212°F
  • Brewing Time – 3 Minutes

Green Tea Recipe Brewing Tips

  • Tea – 1 Teaspoon
  • Water – 240 ml
  • Temperature – 85°C or 185°F
  • Brewing Time – 90 seconds

Oolong Tea Brewing Tips

  • Tea – 1 Teaspoon
  • Water – 240 ml
  • Temperature – 100°C or 212°F
  • Brewing Time – 3 Minutes

Herbal & Flower Tea Brewing Tips

  • Tea – 1 Teaspoon
  • Water – 240 ml
  • Temperature – 110°C or 230°F
  • Brewing Time – 5 Minutes


Follow the above chart to make the best green tea recipe. Avoid using teabags as much as possible. Because of the less space in the teabags, it is not possible to fit the whole leaves in it. That’s why the lowest grade of tea known as fannings is used in the traditional teabags.

Fannings have high caffeine and low polyphenols. That makes it closer to black tea grade and away from green tea grade. That’s why I recommend you to buy good tea and better tea equipment to make green tea.

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