Green Tea

How to Brew Green Tea Correctly - Step by Step with Pictures


In the hustle and bustle of city life or the tranquility of the countryside, a cup of clear and fragrant green tea always offers a moment of serene enjoyment. Green tea, an ancient beverage, is not just a type of tea but a rich cultural heritage. With the rise of a healthier lifestyle, the presence of green tea has surged, becoming the ideal choice for those seeking a natural and refreshing taste.

Brewing iTeaworld Loose Leaf Green Tea

Unlike other types of tea, brewing loose leaf green tea offers a variety of methods. Below, we'll delve into the recommended brewing methods for iTeaworld's loose leaf green tea.


1.Upper Tea Brewing


Suitable Teas:
Green teas with delicate buds, especially full buds, and curly-shaped green teas

Suitable Tea in iTeaworld Green Tea Selection: Biluochun

1)Start by rinsing the glass cup.
2)Pour 80-85°C (176-185℉hot water slowly into the cup.
3)Add green tea (Recommended ratio: 3-5 g of tea for 200 ml of water).
4)Observe the fascinating way the tea leaves dance in the water. And enjoy green tea!

 2.Middle Tea Brewing


Suitable Teas: Ideal for strip-shaped green teas like Longjing, Huangshan Maofeng, Liuan Guapian, and Taipinghoukui

Suitable Tea in iTeaworld Green Tea Selection:  Jasmine Green Tea, Huangshan Maofeng, Enshi Yulu (water temperature can be lowered to 75°C)

1)Pour 90-95°C(194-203℉)hot water into the cup up to 1/3 of its capacity.
2)Add loose leaf green tea, let it steep for 5-10 seconds (Recommended ratio: 3-5 grams of tea for 200 ml of water).
3)  Wait for the tea leaves to absorb water and stretch before brewing until the cup is full 
4)Enjoy green tea!

3. Bottom Tea Brewing


Suitable Tea: Coarse and old green tea
Suitable Tea Leaves in iTeaworld Green Tea Selection: Longjing, Ancient Green Tea

1)Rinse the glass cup.
2)Place the tea leaves (Recommended ratio: 3-5 g of tea for 200 ml of water).
3)  Pour 100°C(212℉)hot water until full.
4)Wait for 30-40 seconds for the first infusion. Enjoy Green Tea!


4. Gaiwan


Suitable Teas: older green teas like ancient tree green teas.

Suitable Tea Leaves in iTeaworld Green Tea Selection: Ancient Green Tea

1)Clean the gaiwan.
2)Pour in the tea leaves (Recommended ratio: 3-5 grams of tea for 100 ml of water).
3)  Brew with 100°C(212℉) hot water.
4)Enjoy green tea!


Principles of Green Tea Brewing:


Water Temperature:

Premium green teas, especially the various kinds of green teas with tender buds and leaves, these best loose leaf teas should be brewed with hot water around 80-85°C. When the tea leaves are tender and green, if the water temperature is too high, it is easy to scald the tea leaves, making the tea soup yellow and bitter. If the water temperature is too low, the permeability of the water to the tea leaves is poor, and it is easy to produce the result of low flavor.

Medium and low-grade green tea (low grade, leaf shape coarse old), suitable for 90-100°C water brewing. Such water temperature is more conducive to the leaching of tea leaf contents, to make up for the shortcomings of low-grade green tea tea flavor is weak.


Choose glass cups for delicate, high-grade green teas and porcelain or glass gaiwan, lower-grade green teas.

Amount of Tea:

The amount of tea leaves used directly affects the strength of the tea flavor. There is no uniform standard for the amount of tea leaves used. It depends on the size of the tea set, the type of tea, and personal preference. Take the habit of brewing green tea in China as an example, generally speaking, the ratio of tea to water for brewing green tea is 3-5 grams of tea in 200ml of water.


Recommended Green Teas:


Unlike Westerners who prefer strong, loose leaf black tea, Chinese people will appreciate the lightness of green tea. If you are in China, you can find a very wide variety of green teas. For example, Longjing, Biluochun, Huangshan Maofeng, etc. These green teas occupy an important place among the ten most famous Chinese teas, and there are also many very special green teas, such as Enshi Yulu, Jasmine Green Tea, Ancient Green Tea, and so on.

If you are trying green tea for the first time, then we highly recommend that you start with the Tea Sampler.

iTeaworld offers a good selection of 6 varieties of green tea, which allows you to experience 6 of China's great green teas at a minimal cost. The iTeaworld website is currently in the midst of a christmas tea sale, where the Green Tea Sampler  is buying one get one free for a limited time! Don't miss out on the biggest discount of the year!


Whether pursuing a healthier lifestyle or seeking a moment of tranquility, green tea's allure extends beyond being a beverage – it's a lifestyle, an attitude towards embracing the freshness of nature. Join iTeaworld in savoring the health benefits and antioxidant richness of green tea. 

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