Green tea, native to China and India, is one of the most popular teas enjoyed around the world and famous for its many health benefits. Green tea is a type of tea made from Camellia sinensis leaves that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong and black tea.
Green tea is loaded with healthy benefits. It is made from unoxidized leaves and is one of the less processed types of tea. It is, therefore, high in antioxidants and beneficial polyphenols, such as flavonoids and catechins.
Enjoying a cup of green tea is like drinking a history lesson. Several varieties exist, which differ substantially because of the variety of C. sinensis used, the growing conditions, horticultural methods, production processing, and time of harvest.
Depending on the type of green tea, the brewing method is typically done with 75-85 Degrees Celsius hot filtered water and 1 tsp/cup. Be careful not to steep your tea too long in higher temperatures or you will find yourself getting a very astringent or bitter cup!
Bon Tea Place offers a wonderful selection of premium green teas, including sencha tea, matcha tea, bancha tea, gyokuro tea, genmaitcha tea, and jasmine tea.