Check out my fancy pants green tea that I bought on Monday, along with some black tea. I’m trying to revive my liking and taste for green tea that I acquired in China. The green tea is up against serious competition as my favorite hot beverage : black English Breakfast tea and Starbucks’ medium-roast coffee. The green tea needs to be steeped for only a minute (or even for only 30 seconds). It’s fun to let it cool down, and then swallow it in three or four big gulps. Its roasted rice/ green tea after-taste sits on your tongue for a while.