I'm currently drinking.. http://www.larsenandthompson.com.au/jungle_green.html
(this one is fantastic
, if you like pungent aeromatic teas I highly recommend it) One thing to remember with green tea, do not pour the boiling water directly on the leaves
as green tea leaves are quite delicate and will burn (this is where the bitter taste comes from), instead pour the water in first and make sure it is a bit colder
(you can put either 1/5 parts cold water to 4/5 boiling, or take the kettle off when it starts rumbling before it whistles - if you have a stovetop kettle) before you put the tea leaves in. Also be sure to keep let it infuse for a good 4-5 minutes
as green tea leaves take a little while to open up (this is why some people say green tea is tasteless, they take the leaves out instantly). Black teas are easy to remember because they are exactly the opposite, that is - pour the boiling water directly on the tea leaves
and then take it out no more than 3 minutes after you put it in
, and I even recommend a bit less (depending on the tea though). The reason being is that if you leave the tea leaves in too long you will get a bitter taste from the leaves, where taking them out after 3 minutes or less still maintains all the flavour but without the bitter taste.