Green tea, known as a kind of non-fermentation tea, is made of new flush tea leaves from green tea trees species by the making process of fixation, rolling, drying and so on. Dry green tea and its liquid have green color. That’s why it is called as green tea.
Green tea’s character is the abundant natural substances retained in the leaves, among which tea polyphenol occupies the largest amount. Amount of chlorophyll has been kept about 50%, meanwhile the losing of Vitamin is in a very small amount. These substances form the characteristic green color and strong, astringent flavor of green tea.
In the following we will introduce the general information of green tea, such as green tea's making method, health benefits, storage method and so on. More detailed articles about Green Tea's knowledge will also be published soon for you to learn more.
Green tea is the least processed among the six types of Chinese tea. It undergoes the least amount of oxidation. The shorter processing gives green tea a lighter flavor than black tea. Also result in the high catechins content, which is why it is so good for you.
It mainly has three steps: Steam or Pan Frying – Rolling (Rounian) – Drying.
Green tea is not oxidized (fermented) during its processing, and so its buds and leaves retain much of the naturally occurring chemicals present in the leaves when they grow, which gives green tea its famed health benefits.
Green tea contains the wonderful EGCG polyphenol, these specific antioxidants helps to increase metabolism. It also naturally contains a very small amount of caffeine, which is a natural appetite suppressant. This is what makes green tea slimming in one aspect, as you have a decreased appetite with a higher metabolism.
The proper storage of tea is of the utmost importance, as tea which is improperly stored will go stale or rancid much faster, or can accumulate impurities that both alter the flavor and aroma and can also harm the body. Therefore it is very important to learn how to properly store your teas so that they remain as fresh, clean and flavorful as possible.
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