Site Spotlight: How Green is Your Tea?Author: DaisyChubb | Filed under: Other
My journey with Green Tea has been an interesting one! There are certainly some green teas that leave a lot to be desired – but when you find that one that pleases your palate – oh it’s worth the journey! For me, a lot of it had to do with learning how to brew green tea. Some greens can be quite finicky, but I find it’s best to start with a low water temperature and go from there. The company you order tea from can give you some brewing advice, but there’s nothing more satisfying and efficient than your own experiments – and experience!
This brings me to Steve, the author of How Green is Your Tea? He’s been drawn to green tea as a beverage for different reasons than most people. Here’s a tidbit of his story:
“I have always been a tea drinker as I never acquired the taste for coffee like everyone else around me. But my love for green tea really started when I was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia or CLL. CLL is the most common type of leukemia. Most people are diagnosed without symptoms as the result of a routine blood test that returns a high white blood cell count, as was in my case. I’m still in the early stages in what is called “Watch and Wait” mode, and my goal is to stay in this stage and never have to be treated!” (Source: How Green is Your Tea? About Me)
Visiting Steve’s site, you can see he is on a journey of discovering new and better ways to consume his tea – like him, I am a fan of Starbucks Green Tea Lattes. I also have plenty of matcha recipes on my site as well! Matcha Iced Latte, Matcha Icing, Matcha Cookies! My favourite so far on his blog is the Matcha Ice Cream recipe – holy wow – it looks so deep dark green and creamy. What can I say, I like my edibles 😉 The great part is, the more you experiment with and try at home, the less you need to spend on pricey coffee shops!
If you’re interested in learning more about green tea, why not pop over to How Green is Your Tea and find the perfect tea for your tastes and your health, such as: Did you know you can eat your green tea? A bunch of great techniques for brewing your tea – and my personal favourite: The advantages of loose tea over tea bags! Join Steve to help make the switch!
Thank you to Steve from How Green is Your Tea for letting me feature his budding website – it’s going to keep growing and evolving, so while it does, why not join him on Facebook?
I’ll drink to that!