ETHICALLY SOURCED, HIGH-QUALITY GREEN TEAS FROM ASIA & AUSTRALIA
Our specialist range of green teas are sourced from around the world and quality checked in Europe to ensure only the finest leaves possible end up in your cup. We carry many organic varieties from mild to strong in strength. Discover Australia’s best range of Chinese, Japanese and local green tea varieties including our famous 1001 Nights Tea, Genmaicha Tea, Sencha Tea and many more.
Free shipping is available for all orders over $70. Alternatively, pop into one of The Tea Centre's 9 tea shops located in Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT.
Green tea is perfect for those who want a more herbaceous or vegetal flavour with less of a caffeine hit compared to black teas (aside from matcha!). With Green teas from Australia, China and Japan to choose from, as well as our range of delicious Flavoured Green Teas, there is a Green Tea sure to suit everybody’s tastes.
Although green tea is primarily produced in China, Japan and Taiwan, today green tea is now grown and produced in many other parts of the world, even some of the traditionally black tea producing countries. Although we have a great selection of traditional and flavoured green teas we are always looking for an Australian product where we can. Currently we source a lovely green tea from the country regions of Victoria which is processed in much the same way as a traditional Japanese Sencha. It has a lovely aroma and flavour and it’s great to be able to offer such a good quality locally produced product.
What are the health benefits of Green tea?
There are many benefits to drinking Green tea beyond the satisfying taste. Green tea is great as a source of antioxidants. It’s also good at boosting your metabolic rate to help with burning fat. So it is well worth while adding it into your tea selection at home.
Green Tea is widely regarded as a healthy and antioxidant packed brew, and is a popular alternative to Black Tea, for those who wish to consume less caffeine. Discover our most popular Green Teas, including our Japanese Lime, Genmaicha and Australian Sencha Teas. Incorporate a cup of Green Tea into your daily ritual and let the world wash away.
Consider pouring a cup of Green tea the next time you want to relax and unwind during some well deserved “me” time. Enjoy the soothing aromas and elegant flavours of a freshly brewed Green tea. Even during summer, you could whip up a batch of iced Green tea to cool down with style.
For green teas the strength and variance in flavours is also determined in part by the temperatures, soil, altitude and rain conditions but how they’re processed is what sets their flavours apart the most. Traditionally, Chinese green teas tend to be lighter in flavour than those from Japan, which are generally stronger and darker in appearance. Green teas can be more economical to drink as you can re-brew the same leaves up to 3 times (in the same day).
Making a mug of tea is also a great gesture of hospitality and a wonderful way to welcome someone into your home. Spend time together with those you love with a mug of Green tea in hand and make them feel welcome.
Making a pot or a cup of Green tea with loose leaves is not as hard as it sounds, with easy to use infusers and strainers available. However, if you are looking for a quicker alternative, we do also offer a range of teas in silk pyramid tea bags, including black tea bags, green tea bags and herbal tea bags.
Whether it be a traditional or flavoured green tea the trick is not to over-brew it. Brewing it for too long or using water that has just boiled will often result in a bitter tasting green tea that is not enjoyable. Many people make this mistake and are often turned off by the result. But when made properly green tea is truly a lovely and refreshing beverage which can be enjoyed any time of the day. Here are some tips on how to make the best cuppa!
How to brew a cup of Green Tea
To brew a perfect cup of green tea you need to do the following.
It is best to brew filtered water but this is not essential. Water used should be below boiling point at about 80 degrees C. If you don’t have a temperature controlled kettle then turn your kettle off before it reaches boiling point and allow it to sit for a minute before pouring.
Alternatively, if your water has boiled then allow it to sit for about 2 minutes before pouring over your leaves and it also helps to pour some cold water over the leaves first as well. With some finer green teas, the water can be as low as 70 degrees C. If the water is too hot it actually burns the leaves and produces a bitter tasting brew.
Generally Green tea should be infused for approximately 2-3 minutes. The finer leaf varieties infuse between 1-2 minutes and the larger leaf 2 -3 minutes.
All green leaf teas can be used more than once and some very high grades can withstand a number of infusions if used on the same day.
Buy Green tea online or in-store at The Tea Centre tea shops
Here at The Tea Centre, we pride ourselves on the elite quality of our tea and work hard to make them luxurious and thoroughly enjoyable. You will notice how our Green teas are beautifully fragrant and enticing, with elements of zesty citrus, roasted rice and fruitiness in different teas across our range. All part of our plan in making you the finest tea possible.