It seems as if everyone has a Keurig on the kitchen countertop for brewing coffee in an instant. At home and in the office,Keurigs are everywhere. And now, many tea drinks are left wondering if they can use their machine to make K-Cup tea. Let's talk about that today!
The world of Japanese green tea lovers shouldn’t feel left out of the Keurig hysteria. This is because the Keurig is perfectly crafted to also make a quick steeping cup of Japanese green tea. When you don’t have the time or desire to prepare yourgreen tea using traditional Japanese green teasencha preparations, you can reach for your Keurig.
I was happy to learn that Keurig considered its tea lovers by enlisting a team of tea authorities to provide steps and good tips to get a good cup of tea. So here I am going to give you a convenient way to brew a cup of tasty Japanese green tea and achieve the best flavor in a pinch.
Please note: This works well with sencha loose leaf green tea, but does not work well with matcha or powdered green tea. For Powdered tea, the tea absorbs water and gets stuck. The best was when I mixed 95% of sencha and just 5% sparkle matcha on top, with which I get a nice green tea with aroma from sencha.
How to Brew K-Cup Green Tea
HERE ARE THE STEPS TO BREW A TASTY CUP OF JAPANESE GREEN TEA WITH A POD BREWER
Step 1. Turn on the machine to pre-heat water.
Step 2. Lift and close the lid to trigger the “brew hot water” option.
Step 3. Select “yes” to confirm hot water brewing only.
Step 4. Place a mug or dispensing cup under the dispenser.
Step 5. Choose the water level option.
Step 6. Press start to begin dispensing water. Discard water, as this is your purge step for any coffee or cocoa residue.
Step 6. Repeat Step two through five.
Step 7. Press start. (The water temperature will be approximately 190 degrees F.)
Step 8. Allow water to cool to about 175 degrees F / 85 degrees C.
Step 9. Place the Japanese green tea sachet or tea bag into a cup.
Step 10. Steep approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Remove the tea sachet or tea bag.
Step 11. Enjoy a delicious and quick steeping of Japanese green tea.
QUICK TIPS FOR BREWING JAPANESE GREEN TEA IN A KEURIG
Be sure to run a clean cycle of water through the Keurig first to clear out any residue of previous coffee and hot cocoa brews.
Don’t attempt to brew matcha with the Keurig because matcha is a powder and requires traditional preparation for whisking and foaming.
Don’t put your Japanese green tea sachet or tea bag inside of the brew basket. Instead, place it in your mug. If using loose Sencha, place the loose green tea into your tea diffuser.
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