Green teas, just as every other type of true tea, comes from the camellia sinensis bush. After picking, the fresh leaves are spread out on bamboo trays and exposed to sunlight or warm air for one to two hours. The leaves are then heated to prevent oxidation and preserve freshness.The traditional method of processing green tea most often, but not always, involves withering the leaves to activate enzymes that help to initiate fermentation. Plants used for green tea are grown one of two ways – in the sun or in the shade. Either way, you’ll find our green teas delightful and full of flavor.
Green teas do contain caffeine, about 25 mg of caffeine per cup, roughly half of that of black tea and a quarter of the amount in coffee.
Research shows many wonderful benefits to drinking green tea often. According to Health.com, green tea contains polyphenol antioxidants that reduce inflammation in the body, a known trigger of premature aging. These antioxidants also proactively protect cells from damage that can lead to a number of chronic illnesses, making it a superfood that offers a broad range of health protection.
“Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary."
— Chinese Proverb