Travel the world with our range of global green teas.
Ready to start your green tea adventure? Our specialist range of global green teas is sourced from around the world and quality checked in Europe. We do this to ensure that only the finest leaves possible end up in your cup! Furthermore, we carry many organic varieties that range from mild to strong in strength. Prepared to discover Australia’s best range of Chinese, Japanese, and local green tea? Then explore specialist teas like genmaicha, sencha, and many more below!
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The Tea Centre’s range of global green teas
Did you know green tea predates its black/red tea counterpart and is thought to be the first tea ever created? Thanks to the newfound popularity of varieties like matcha, green tea is experiencing a renaissance among sippers, especially those who love drinking tea for the health benefits. Green tea is perfect for those after a more herbaceous or vegetal flavour with less of a caffeine hit compared to black teas (aside from matcha!). Given our range of green teas spans from Australia to China and Japan, plus a handful of flavourful green tea fusions, there is a green tea to suit every taste.
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. To balance out our great selection of traditional and flavoured green teas, we also look to stock Australian-made loose leaves where we can. Currently, we source 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.
With green teas, the strength and variance in flavours are partly determined by the temperatures, soil, altitude and rain conditions they grew in. How they’re processed is another important factor. In fact, the processing method is what sets the flavours of different green teas 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 three times on the same day.
What are the health benefits of green tea?
Any health guru will tell you how good green tea is for your wellbeing (and now many studies also exist to prove it)! Green tea is a fantastic source of antioxidants. The catechins and small caffeine content can boost your metabolic rate, which in turn can assist with weight loss. All of which makes adding green tea a worthwhile investment!
Global green tea is widely regarded as a healthy and antioxidant-packed brew and is a popular alternative to black tea given its generally lower caffeine content (again, matcha is an exception to this)! Discover our most popular green teas, including our Japanese lime fusion, genmaicha and Australian Alpine Sencha. Incorporate a cup of green tea into your daily ritual and let the world wash away.
Making a mug of green 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.
How much green tea should I drink everyday?
There is no magical number of cups that one should drink in order to reap the optimal health benefits that come from sipping on green tea. Anything from one cup to five cups could positively impact your body; however, this benefit changes depending on your personal health. As a general rule of thumb, anything from three to five cups is considered a normal and reasonable amount of green tea to consume per day.
How to brew a cup of green tea
To brew a perfect cup of green tea you need to do the following.
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 turned off green tea as a result. But when made properly, green tea is a truly lovely and refreshing beverage that can be enjoyed any time of the day. Here are some tips on how to make the best cuppa!
It is best to brew filtered water but this is not essential. Water used should be below boiling point at about 80°C. If you don’t have a temperature-controlled kettle, turn your kettle off before it reaches boiling point and allows it to sit for a minute before pouring.
Alternatively, if your water has boiled then allow it to sit for about two minutes before pouring over your leaves, It also helps to pour some cold water over the leaves first. With finer green teas, the water can be as low as 70°C. If the water is too hot, it will burn the leaves and produce 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 for 2–3 minutes. All green loose leaf teas can be used more than once and some high grades can even 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 that our green teas are beautifully fragrant and enticing, with elements of zesty citrus, roasted rice, and fruitiness in different teas across our range. It’s all part of our plan to provide you with the finest tea possible.
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 biodegradable pyramid tea bags, including black tea bags, green tea bags, and herbal tea bags.