WHAT IS GREEN TEA

Green tea is a type of tea that is made from Camellia sinensis leaves and buds that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong teas and black teas. Green tea originated in China, but its production and manufacture has spread to many other countries in Asia.

Several varieties of green tea exist, which differ substantially based on the variety of C. sinensis used, growing conditions, horticultural methods, production processing, and time of harvest. Although there has been considerable research on the possible health effects of consuming green tea regularly, there is little evidence that drinking green tea has any effects on health.

VARIETIES OF GREEN TEA

HEALTH BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA

Green Tea is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body.

These include improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other impressive benefits.

  • Contains Bio-active Compounds That Improve Health
  • Can Improve Brain Function and Make You Smarter
  • Increases Fat Burning and Improves Physical Performance
  • Antioxidants in Green Tea May Lower Your Risk of Some Types of Cancer
  • Can Protect Your Brain in Old Age, Lowering Your Risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
  • Can Kill Bacteria, Which Improves Dental Health and Lowers Your Risk of Infection
  • Can Lower Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Can Reduce Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Can Help You Lose Weight and Lower Your Risk of Obesity

HOW TO BREW A PERFECT CUP OF GREEN TEA

Generally, 5 grams per 250ml(8oz), which is about 1 teaspoon per cup of water of water, is the ideal, but it can also vary according to the green tea variety. Each specific variety of green tea may call for different amounts of tea per cup of water, but a teaspoon per cup is a good rule of thumb to use with regular teas.

Lower quality green teas should be brewed at most at temperatures of 80ºC to 90ºC (176ºF to 194ºF) and the longest steeping times 2 to 3 minutes whereas
High quality green teas need cooler water, somewhere between 70ºC to 80ºC (158ºF to 176ºF) and brewing time may be anywhere from 1 to 3 minutes, depending on the variety of tea.