A wholesome, gentle flavor along with health and nutritional benefits—it’s no wonder why green tea has become an extremely popular beverage choice for all the tea drinkers worldwide.
It was first recognized outside of China in the early 1900's and quickly gained popularity across various countries. Green tea is made up from Camellia sinensis, a plant that originates in China. Although this tea started off in China, its production has spread across many Asian countries.
The earliest reference dates back to the 2737 BC when the Chinese Emperor Shennong got to taste the water that had a leaf from the Camelia plant boiled into it. The tea was initially associated with only elite Chinese society and was expensive.
Its popularity continued to pick up, especially in the sixteenth century when it was introduced to other Asian and European countries by traders.
In the past few decades, this tea has become widely consumed for its subtle flavor and several health benefits such as weight loss, treatment of joint pain, anti-cancerous properties and much more.
This tea differs from other tea variants because it does not undergo any type of processing such as withering or oxidation. This allows it to maintain its flavor and aroma along with its green color.
The many benefits of this wonderful tea include:
With all the wonderful health improving properties, it’s a great idea to go green with your hot beverage of the day.
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