Facts about Green Tea
Green tea is one of the most popular and healthy drinks worldwide because of its health benefits, the variety of flavonoid compounds, many of which are antioxidants and are being consumed due to their weight loss effects. But we need to know what is the best way to brew and when it may not have good effects on our bodies.
– One of the important points is not to use boiling water to infuse green tea, as it eliminates many of the heat-sensitive compounds found in green tea. So it is best to wait two to three minutes after boiling the water to cool slightly. Putting a teapot containing green tea on the kettle or pouring boiling water on the brewed green tea is of no use except to eliminate its heat-sensitive compounds.
– To brew the green tea, use a teapot or ceramic cup, as it affects the color.
– It is better to use natural tea leaves instead of tea bags. The best ratio of tea to water is 3 grams (one teaspoon) per cup.
– One to three minutes is enough to brew green tea. Over time, the taste of your drink may become bitter. If your tea has a mild taste, you can give it a little more time to brew. After brewing, pour it into the glass and return for several times to distribute the ingredients evenly.
– Avoid consuming old green tea when it has been brewed several times because it is possible to grow bacteria in addition to losing its antioxidants.
It is recommended not to use green tea under the following circumstances:
– During pregnancy
– With an empty stomach due to an increase in stomach acid or immediately after a meal due to impaired digestion and lack of absorption of some nutrients
– Immediately after taking the medication
– Before bed because of the effect on the brain and sleep disorder
Also, do not drink more than two to three cups of green tea a day as it can cause insomnia, anxiety, irritability and iron deficiency.