I have always been a huge tea fan, infusions as well and love the different flavours that can come with the gentler green tea. Black tea leaves are allowed to oxidise during the post-harvest processing. Green tea is made from tea leaves that are simply steamed and dried soon after harvest.
Tetley Pure Green Teas, a premium product, are infused by Tetley’s Master Blender Jonathan Kelsey. I don’t know if you have ever seen a tea tasting, but it is an interesting experience, little white cups all lined up and the blender goes through them, taking a mouthful, pulling some air through it, spitting and moving on to the next while the memory of the previous still lingers. I have always admired the technique, so different from wine and spirits tastings.
Even handedly priced, the Tetley range of green teas are available in 3 flavours, Lemon, Mint and Apple. Three perfect flavours for different times. Lemon is the early morning perker upper, while you are in the kitchen pre breakfast getting into the day. I prefer the Mint as a digestif, it’s cool and ‘sweet’ sensation settles you down for the afternoon or evening. Loving anything Apple, so its ‘juicy ripe apples’ whiffs and the fresh flavour of a freshly picked apple is pleasing anytime of the day.
Dianne Bibby of Bibby’s Kitchen, will always find a clever way to use almost any ingredient. I love her Green Tea Apple Muffins she makes with Tetley’s Apple Flavoured Green Tea. Click here for her recipe.