There are many varieties and styles of green tea, which means there is no standard green tea recipe. What you see here is the basic guide to brewing a green tea. Try it and tweak it to suit to your preferences and tastes.

Step 1 Measure 2 to 2.5g (0.09 oz) of green tea leaves for 180ml (6 fl oz) of water.

Step 2 Heat water to no more than 85°C (185 °F) or up to a point when small, crab-eye bubbles begin to emerge. You can use a kitchen thermometer to ensure the appropriate temperature of water.

Step 3 Rinse the steeping vessel with hot water to ensure the temperature of the water is not affected by the ambient temperature of the vessel.

Step 4 Place the leaves into a strainer or toss them directly into the steeping vessel.

Step 5 Pour the heated water over the tea leaves and steep for 2-3 mins. Check at regular intervals to ensure the tea tastes to your liking.

Step 6 Once the tea tastes to your liking, strain out the infusion to over over-steeping.

Step 7 Add condiments, like honey and lemon, if desired and enjoy.

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