Shalu! I am planning to start having green tea daily.
That’s good. It is full of goodness you know.
Yes. But not sure yet where to get buy green tea.
Why? Does that matter?
Yes. Green tea is fantastic for the health; but taking care while getting your green tea is equally important. Otherwise, there could be consequences.
Pesticides – Usage of pesticide is common in tea plantation. It is equally common finding the traces of such chemicals in your cuppa if proper care is not taken while processing. So, always be particular about sources of your green tea. Organic is definitely better. Don’t just settle for anyone claiming organic. Check their certificate. Otherwise, you can go for companies sourcing their green tea for trusted sources.
Whole leaf – Loose green tea leaves are far better and richer in quality compared to your regular green tea bags as you get more whole leaves while buying loose teas. However, we all know tea bags are convenient to store and easier for making your cup of green tea. So, you don’t need to ditch green tea bags when and where it is needed. Just take care of the brand and sources of raw leaves.
Freshness – This is another important thing to look out for; date of plucking. Generally, on retail packages we get date of packing and not the date of actual plucking. So, be careful about that. The fresher your green tea leaves the better it is.
Having said all, how could you actually buy a pack of green tea that fits all these criteria? After all, there is not point in destroying your mental composure for a cup of good green tea!
Don’t worry! We have few check list that you can trust while buying green tea.
- Don’t rely too much on your grocery store guy for selection of your green tea.
- Bulk tea makers or supermarket green tea brands are not reliable for good quality green tea. They are in volume business and not after nitty-gritty of quality. Take no offence please!
- You can rely on specialized green tea brands as it is their forte. Though, they are mostly available online.
- Always check background of the brand and the company.
- Try tasting multiple brands before zeroing on any one as your trusted choice of green tea.
In case you are interested, TE-A-ME teas fits all the above check. They take meticulous care in every aspect of green tea before packing; and after packing too. And TE-A-ME green teas are available in multiple naturally blended flavours for your all sorts of green tea requirements. Give it a try.