What is green tea?

What is green tea?

Green tea can be a little bit 'marmite' - some people love it, some people hate it. But we think it also depends on which green tea you drink. To be clear, as with all teas, there are a lot of very low grade, horrible tasting green teas out there! So if you've tried green tea and not liked it, please don't give up just yet. There are lots of very compelling reasons to drink green tea (more of that below) and our Organic Green Tea is an extremely high quality tea from the cool slopes of the Himalayas and it has the soft, fresh taste of a premium tea, not the bitter, fishy taste from a lower quality, mass market green tea.   

cupsmith organic green tea

So, what is green tea?

Green tea is a type of tea that is made from Camellia sinensis leaves and buds, which have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make black tea and oolong tea. Instead, after being picked, the leaves are quickly steamed or pan-fried to halt the oxidation process and preserve their green color and fresh flavour.

Green tea is known for its high content of catechins, a type of antioxidant that is believed to provide numerous health benefits, including improved brain function, lower risk of some types of cancer, and a reduced risk of heart disease. It also contains caffeine, which can help to boost energy and alertness.

Green tea is a popular drink in many parts of the world and is often consumed hot or iced. It can also be used in cooking and baking, as well as in the production of supplements and skincare products.

Have you tried iced green tea? Please do, we're very confident you'll love it with a sprig of mint or lemon and lots of ice. Heaven on a hot day! Here's a great recipe we spotted on Flavours Treat.

Try some of our Organic Green Tea and let us know how you get on. We'll always exchange it for something else if you really don't like it.



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