What is Green Tea?
Tea that is made from un-fermented leaves and is pale in color and slightly bitter in flavor, produced mainly in China and Japan. They are several types of Green Tea. Chinese style of green tea is characterized by pan firing, where tea leaves are heated in a basket, pan or mechanized rotating drum to halt the oxidation process. Japanese style of green tea is characterized by steaming, where tea leaves are treated briefly with steam heat within hours of plucking to both halt the oxidation process and bring out the rich green color of both the tea leaves and the final brewed tea.
Chinese Green Tea Type includes Dragonwell and Gunpowder.Japan's Green Tea includes Sencha, Hojicha, Genmaicha, Gyokoro, and Matcha.
What are the Benefits of Green Tea?
Three reasons why Green Tea is a Super Food:
- Green Tea is a cancer fighter. The antioxidants found in green tea, called catechins, have been shown in laboratory studies to slow the effects of free radicals on cancer cells. Catechins reduce the size of tumors, and they may even cause cancer cells to die instead of allowing them to grow and spread.
- It aids in weight loss, the antioxidants help you burn fat and lose weight.
- It protects your brain and lowers the risk of Alhzeimer's and Parkinson.
How can Green Tea be ingested?
- The best way to get the most nutritional benefit from green tea is to eat the whole leaf.
- You may also use Matcha Powder.
- Geeen Tea is also available in vitamin form, as a supplement.