Tea 101: The Cleanest, Greenest of Green Teas

By Jennifer Jackson on March 25, 2015   /     /   2 Comments

What is green tea?

Green teas are world renown for it's healthy benefits.  Green teas come from un-oxidized tea leaves that have been steamed or pan-fired resulting in a refreshing and natural taste. Green tea has remained the beverage of choice in Asia for centuries.  Its natural aroma and widely acclaimed health benefits make green tea appealing to both tea lovers and non tea drinkers. When blended with herbs, spices, or fruits like in our #1 customer favorite, Strawberry Fields, green teas excite the palate with a flavorful and healthy beverage. High in antioxidants, green tea provides for a healthy alternative to juice and sports drinks.

How is green tea made?

The main green tea producing countries are China and Japan. Typically green tea production is as follows:

1. Tea is picked and no oxidation is allowed to take place. The tea is heated immediately in one of two ways:

  • Dry Heat  – Leaves are either heated in a large wok over a flame or placed in revolving cylinders that hot air is blown into. These are the traditional methods used in China.
  • Moist heat – Leaves are placed in a large bamboo basket suspended above steam baths. This is the traditional method used in Japan. This also keeps the greenness of the leaves and produces a more vegetal flavor.

2. Tea is then rolled which gives the tea its final shape and color. In both China and Japan, the visual qualities of tea are as important as its aroma.

What are the health benefits of tea?

  1. Great source of Antioxidants
  2. Shown to lower the risk of heart disease
  3. Studies show green tea consumption can aide in decreasing blood pressure
  4. May aid in lowering cholesterol
  5. May help in promoting the immune system
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