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Advice for a green tea novice please.

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Only started drinking green tea mainly for supposed health benefits,not fat burning.

Had some from specialist online sites,Adagio and London Teamakers etc.

Have tried various from these sites,Sencha,Sleeping Dragon,White Monkey,Gunpowder,to name a few.I will only be drinking 3 or 4 cups a day so am looking for just the one type to replace my normalPG Tips,Typhoo etc.

They seem pretty expensive to me.Wondering how the quality of tea compares with brands from supermarkets like Twinings or a couple from that Waitrose do.Always imagine the supermarkets type would contain less of the “goodness” than the online stuff but could be wrong.

I know about what temps to steep at etc. just looking for the perfect one for my everyday use.





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there are companies like T2 in the UK. I would suggest buying green tea from ebay retailers though. Milk Oolong tea tastes great. It is similar to your regular gunpowder green tea, but has nicer taste (imho). Also, green tea is a brew that can be brewed more than once (get yourself a nice teapot with strainer to allow all leaves to expand), i.e. 2-4 times.

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If you are looking for a cheap alternative Sainsbury's does a decent Jasmine green tea - the loose version.

As an avid tea drinker myself I would definitely recommend you to buy only loose tea. Also, make sure you don't use boiling water for it, green tea should be made with 65-75 degrees water.

Depending where you are based I can recommend you some decent shops or websites.

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The Jaitea tea company sells some excellent green teas and the quality is excellent.  www.jaitea.com

T2 is also really good but a bit more expensive www.t2.com.  Same with East India company.

Good Luck!

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