What is Green Tea?

Green tea, also known as unoxidized tea, is the most popular tea in the world due to its popularity in Asian countries. It is made from the same plant that the other teas are made of, the camellia sinensis plant, and is minimally oxidized with many health benefits. The leaves are plucked and slightly dried on bamboo trays before heating to stop oxidation. Since green tea is has minimal oxidation, the green color due to the high concentration of chlorophyll is preserved. Green tea has a higher concentration of polyphenols and antioxidants as well,  which promotes health. Chinese green tea is traditionally pan roasted and Japanese green tea is traditionally deep steamed.

Green tea production has not changed with our modern society. The leaves are plucked by hand, harvested by hand, and shaped by hand. Some of the many health benefits of green tea are:

  • It is loaded with polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins which function as powerful antioxidants
  • it improves brain function
  • increases fat burning and boosts metabolic rate
  • lowers risk of developing breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colorectal cancer
  • lowers risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease
  • improves dental health and reduces bad breath
  • lowers risk of developing Type II Diabetes
  • reduces risk of cardiovascular disease

Get all the wonderful benefits of green tea by replacing unhealthy habits, like drinking soda pop or eating sweets, with a delicious cup of tea!


Raising my cup to you,


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