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Green Tea

Our Green Tea is one of the best in the business. We source our tea from carefully selected tea gardens and we really know how to take care of it. Green Tea is delicate and beautiful so it should be treated with the utmost respect.

A commonly drunk tea in China, early accounts of Green tea stretch back as far as 5,000 years ago.

Story has it that a few green tea leaves fell into a cup of hot water being drunk by Emperor Shennong, at a rest-stop during his travels one day. He drank the water without noticing the leaves and felt so refreshed afterwards that he ordered his soldiers to prepare him Green tea every day.

What is Green Tea?

There are several types of tea; Black, White, Yellow, Green, Oolong and the famous Pu-erh.

All come from the Camellia Sinensis plant, but the leaves are treated slightly differently. Black tea leaves are allowed to oxidise, which means that they react to the Oxygen in the air and turn slightly brown.

Green teas are not subject to the same process, instead being heat treated before this happens, which halts the process.

Twinings Green Teas

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Pure Green Tea - 20 Single Tea Bags

£1.99 each

Gentle sencha steaming and pan firing creates this refreshing, earthy blend which retains its natural, distinctive flavour.

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Green Tea & Jasmine - 20 Single Tea Bags

£1.99 each

Pretty white jasmine flowers are picked layered with green tea. This blend is pure elegance; smooth and floral.  

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Green Tea, Orange & Lotus Flower - 20 Single Tea Bags

£1.99 each

Lotus flowers are a symbol of the sun. Their beautiful, fragrant petals unfurl each day at the break of dawn to reveal a pure and inner glow. We've blended hints of this delicate flower with a zesty, sun kissed orange flavour and our green tea to create this blend full of sunshine.

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Green Tea, Mango & Lychee - 20 Single Tea Bags

£1.99 each

The distinctive flavour of Lychee - a sweet fruit wrapped in a tough, spiky shell and blended with the sweet, ripe flavour of mango and green tea; a sunny, tropically-sweet combination.

What does green tea taste like?

Green tea is often described as earthier and more vegetal in flavour than regular black tea.

Some people say green tea is more bitter than black tea, but if brewed correctly it should taste slightly sweet. Using filtered water that’s hot but not boiling and steeping for around 2 minutes should produce a beautifully fragrant, delicious cup.

If using loose leaf varieties, be sure to remove all the leaves before you drink it, as any left in the water will continue to steep and may turn your cup bitter as you drink it.

How do you make green tea?

We often get asked about the best way to prepare green tea. If you’re using a tea bag, we suggest brewing green tea for around 2 minutes in slightly less than boiling water. If you leave it for too long it may become a little bitter. Some people say that using filtered water can improve the flavour too.

If you’re using loose leaf green tea, we recommend around 1 teaspoon per person, plus one for the pot. Boil fresh water and leave it to cool for around 5 minutes. Steep for 1-3 minutes and serve without milk.

Don't leave your tea bag in your cup for too long because this gives it the bitter taste, you only need to brew a cup of Green Tea for 2 minutes!

Premium Green Loose Leaf Teas

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Jasmine Pearls

£25.00 each

Hand rolled pearls of jasmine scented green tea. Country of origin: China - Fujian Province

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Gunpowder Green

£10.00 each

Tightly rolled pellets of fine green tea. Country of origin: China - Zhejiang Province

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High Grown Ceylon Green

£10.00 each

Sweet, vibrant and refreshing green tea. Country of origin: Sri Lanka - Idulgashinna Estate, Uva District

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China Green

£6.50 each

Mellow and refreshing Sencha style green tea. Country of origin: China

Does green tea hydrate you?

Yes, green tea is hydrating, if drunk in moderation. There’s a commonly held belief that tea is a diuretic due to the caffeine content. While it is true that caffeine is a diuretic, only in much greater amounts than are found in a cup of green tea, and you’d likely have to drink several to see such an effect.

How to make green tea taste better?

Making sure you use the correct temperature water and don’t brew your green tea for too long can ensure that your tea tastes as good as it can. If you’d like to add a little extra sweetness to your green tea, try a small teaspoon of honey.

If green tea on its own isn’t for you, why not explore our range of flavoured green teas?

Indulgent Green Teas - green teas but not as you know it

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Gingerbread Indulgence Green Tea - 20 Envelopes

£2.69 each

This Indulgent Green has the tangy warmth of gingerbread, baked to perfection. With real ginger pieces and golden syrup flavour, this is an entirely new take on traditional green tea.

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