Green teas, just as every other type of true tea, come from the Camellia sinensis bush. After picking, the fresh leaves are spread onto bamboo trays and exposed to sunlight or warm air for one to two hours. The leaves are then heated to prevent oxidation (one stage of process used for black tea) and to preserve their 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. This process gives green tea its unique flavor.
We offer a selection of green teas blended with natural flavorings from nutty to fruity. You’ll find our green teas delightful and full of flavor.
Green teas do contain caffeine, roughly half of that of black tea and a quarter of the amount in coffee cup per cup. It is important to note that the actual amount of caffeine in a cup of green does vary tea to tea.
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 in the body and other health concerns. These antioxidants also proactively protect cells from damage that can lead to a number of chronic illnesses, making green tea a superfood that offers a broad range of health protection.
“Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary."
— Chinese Proverb