Beginner's Guide to Brewing Green Tea (Slideshow)

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This healthy brew is packed with antioxidants — but can be difficult to brew

Mao Feng Green Tea

Mao Feng green tea, from the Anhui province in China, ready to be brewed.

Step 1

Pour water to rinse the tea.

Step 2

Rinse the tea.

Step 3

You can brew green tea in a variety of containers. Here, we are brewing the tea in a Gaiwan (Chinese tea bowl).

Step 4

Using the lid as a strainer, pour the tea into warmed cups.

Final

After brewing, Mao Feng shows its distinctive shape: two leaves and one bud picked together.