Green tea is a type of tea made using Camellia sinensis leaves, similar to black tea and oolong. However, the method of preparation differs from that of black tea or oolong. Once harvested, the tea leaves are quickly heated, by sun-drying, pan-frying or steaming, and dried ... Read More
Green tea is a type of tea made using Camellia sinensis leaves, similar to black tea and oolong. However, the method of preparation differs from that of black tea or oolong. Once harvested, the tea leaves are quickly heated, by sun-drying, pan-frying or steaming, and dried soon after. This prevents too much oxidation of the tea leaves giving green tea its distinct natural, mellow, sometimes floral taste.
Origins & Benefits of Green Tea
The plant species Camellia sinensis is believed to have originated in China’s Yunnan province. From ancient emperors of China indulging in tea to Buddhist monks drinking tea to aid in meditation, there has been a lot of speculation on the exact origins of tea being used as a beverage.
The benefits of green tea are many and as a beverage or dietary supplement, green tea is promoted for enhancing mental alertness, alleviating headaches and digestive symptoms, and encouraging weight reduction.(REf)
Types Of Green Tea
Green tea is still most popular in China and Japan, and despite all green teas being made using the same plant, there are many types of green teas based on the environment the tea is grown in, the cultivation practices, processing methods, how they’re pruned, rolled, shaped, and dried, among other factors.
The most popular types of green teas all come from China and Japan. Chinese green tea has a green tint that might be yellowish or dark, and it tastes roasted and earthy. In order to stop the oxidation process and bring out the deep green colour of both the tea leaves and the final brewed tea, the Japanese style of green tea is distinguished by steaming, which involves temporarily treating tea leaves with steam heat within hours of plucking.
In India, we have different types of green tea, as well:
Munnar Green Tea
Green tea is processed and its oxidation is halted by steaming, baking, or pan-firing. The process preserves Vitamin C in the leaves, and it also allows for adding natural flavours such as Rose and Jasmine.
Assam Green Tea
The green tea from the tea plantations of Assam spells flavours of grassy herbs that offer a full-bodied cup. This is an excellent choice if you love the pleasant flavours and antioxidant-rich Assam tea.
Darjeeling Green Tea
Rich in antioxidants, green tea goes through drying and steaming but not fermenting. This allows the tea to retain its natural constituents. As the name suggests, Darjeeling green tea is green in colour and turns bitter the longer it is infused in water. These are also called the first flush Darjeeling tea, usually consumed without milk. Explore a range of premium green tea from 1868 by Tata Tea.
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