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What is green tea?
Those new to tea are surprised to learn that green tea and black tea originate from the same exact plant species—Camellia sinensis.
It is ultimately the variety of the tea plant and how the tea leaves are processed that defines how green tea becomes "green" and black tea becomes "black".
tea plant varieties
Camellia sinensis are the two major varieties of the tea plant from which the tea we drink is produced.
(1)Camellia sinensis sinensis:
It is a small-leaf variety from China that is commonly used to make green and white teas. It developed as a shrub growing in sunny areas with dry, cool climates. It has a high tolerance to cold and thrives in hilly areas.
(2)Camellia Sinensis Assam:
It is a large leaf variety that was first discovered in the Assam district of India and is commonly used for the production of strong black tea. Its leaves are larger in hot, humid climates and it is very fertile in subtropical forests.
Green tea processing
For green tea, tea leaves are harvested from the Camellia sinensis plant and then quickly heated – by pan firing or steaming – and dried to prevent too much oxidation that would brown the green leaves and Will replace their freshly picked taste.
A brewed green tea is usually green, yellow or light brown in color, and its flavor profile can range from grass-like and toasted (pan fire) to vegetable, sweet and seaweed (steamed). If brewed correctly, most green teas should be light in color and only slightly astringent.
In contrast, black tea leaves are harvested and allowed to oxidize completely before being heat-processed and dried. During oxidation, oxygen interacts with the cell walls of the tea plant, turning the leaves from the dark brown to black color for which black tea is famous, and significantly altering their flavor profile.
Steaming / Roasting → Cooling → First Rolling → First Drying (110 °C / 70 °C) → Final Rolling → Final Drying (120 °C / 80 °C)
Our green tea goes through a steaming treatment before being rolled. Steam applies light heat to the leaves to help stop the oxidation process before the leaves begin to roll into shape. Steaming also helps to highlight the leaf's fresh, grassy flavor. Green tea leaves are not allowed to oxidize after rolling, which is why they remain lighter in color and flavor.
Origin of green tea
While all green tea originates from the same plant species, different types of green tea are grown and grown around the world today, including China, Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Hawaii and even South Carolina. is produced.
However, the origin of green tea is believed to be in China. It is said that even today in China the word "tea" refers only to green tea, not to the general category of tea as in the West. The Yunnan province of China is considered the native home of the Camellia sinensis plant species. In fact, 260 of the world's 380+ varieties of tea can be found in Yunnan.
Green tea is claimed to have become popular in Japan around 1190, when a Zen priest returned to Japan with the seeds and shrubs of the tea plant, visiting the great Buddhist monasteries and temples in China. A young priest named Isai used his experience growing and drinking tea in China to popularize the method of tea as a meditative ritual within his community of Buddhist monks, eventually spreading the practice of tea drinking throughout Japan. .
To date, China and Japan are the top two green tea producing and exporting countries in the world.
Types of green tea
As you've noticed, if you've had several different types of green tea, not all green tea tastes the same, even if it all comes from the same plant variety.
It depends not only on the processing method used by the tea growers, but also on the cultivation practices used by the tea growers. At what time of year is tea harvested? How is the plant cut? Which parts of the plant are cut? Are the plants treated with chemicals or are they grown organically? What type of heat is used to prevent oxidation on tea leaves? How are tea leaves shaped, rolled and dried? Are the leaves left whole or cut into small pieces?
The final flavor of a tea also depends on the "terroir" or environment in which the tea is grown. Is it cold and mountainous or hot and tropical? Do the plants live next to limestone and pine trees or sand and seaweed? Do tea plants grow near other crops that can affect their flavor, such as rose bushes, coffee plants or grape vines?
The most popular, widely consumed green teas come from the places where green tea originated: China and Japan. green tea from china and Japan
Chinese Green Tea:
The Chinese style of green tea is characterized by pan firing, where the tea leaves are heated in a basket, pan or mechanized rotating drum to stop the oxidation process.
Chinese green tea may be fired more than once during processing, depending on the style of tea produced. These firings may take place in wicker baskets, steel pans such as pans, metal drums or other containers with charcoal, gas flame, electric heat or hot air, depending on the desired final flavor result.Taste can vary greatly depending on the number and type of firing, but typically a pan-brewed Chinese green tea is yellowish-green or dark green in color and imparts a grassy, earthy, roasted flavor.
The Japanese green tea:
The Japanese style of green tea is characterized by steaming, where the tea leaves are treated with steam heat within a few hours of brewing, inhibiting both the oxidation process and the enrichment of both the tea leaves and the final brewed tea. Bring out the green
The steaming process creates a unique flavor profile that can be described as sweet, vegetable or seaweed. Some Japanese green tea can be shade grown during cultivation or roasted during processing, both to create additional flavor characteristics.
Kashmiri Green tea in Pakistan:
It is a totally different recipe of green tea usually taken in Pakistan. Fir preparing this type of green tea almonds, pistachio,alaichi, coconut and milk is added.this is rich in nutrition and tast.
Green tea is considered one of the healthiest beverages on the planet.
People have appreciated the health benefits of green tea for centuries. Studies show that green tea consumption can positively affect skin health, aid in weight loss, and reduce the risk of heart disease.According to a report by the International Institute of Sustainable Development, tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water.
All types of tea, except herbal, are made from the dried leaves of the Camellia sinensis shrub. The level of oxidation of the leaves determines the type of tea.
Green tea is made from unoxidized leaves and is one of the least processed types of tea. For this reason, it contains the most antioxidants and beneficial polyphenols.
There may be other potential health benefits.
Here are 10 potential health benefits of green tea.
1. Healthy Bioactive Compounds
Green tea is not just a hydrating drink.
The green tea plant contains a variety of healthy compounds that make it the ultimate drink .
Tea is rich in polyphenols, which are natural compounds that have health benefits, such as reducing inflammation and helping fight cancer.
Green tea also contains small amounts of minerals that can benefit your health.
2. May Improve Brain Function
Green tea does more than just keep you alert, it can also help promote brain function.
The main active ingredient is caffeine, which is a known stimulant.
Research has consistently shown that caffeine can improve various aspects of brain function, including mood, alertness, reaction time and memory
It doesn't contain as much coffee, but it is enough to cause a reaction without causing the jittery effects associated with consuming too much caffeine.
Many people report having more stable energy and being more productive when drinking green tea than coffee.
3. Improve metabolism
If you look at the ingredients list for any burning supplement, chances are green tea will be in there.This is because, according to research, green tea can increase burning and increase the metabolic rate .
Caffeine may also improve physical performance by mobilizing fatty acids from tissue and making them available for use as energy .
4. Antioxidants May Lower the Risk of Certain Cancers
Cancer is caused by the uncontrolled growth of cells. It is one of the world's leading causes of death.
Research has shown that oxidative damage can lead to chronic inflammation, which can lead to chronic diseases, including cancer. Antioxidants may help protect against oxidative damage .Green tea is an excellent source of powerful antioxidants.
A review of several studies found that the catechins in green tea and caffeine may play a role in increasing energy metabolism, which may lead to weight loss.
green tea consumption, either in beverage form or in capsule form, was associated with a significant but modest reduction in total low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
7. Reduce the risk of heart disease:
Green tea helps a lot to abstain from heart diseases like attacks and other. It has ability to Reduce blood pressure and the keeps the person calm.
Green tea is helpful to control the diabetes and blood sugar levels.
9.Green tea for hair growth:
Green tea helps to maintain the natural oil balance in scalm and increase the growth of hair.
10.Green tea for skin:
- Green tea can be used in different face mask.
2.It slows down the ageing process because it has anti ageing effects.
3.It helps to lighten the dark circles.
4.It tighten the skin tissues and give a younger look
5.It is a vitamin rich drink so vitamin B2 and vitamin E enhance the skin tone.
Best time to take green tea:
Research has suggested that it is good to take a cup of green tea while starting the day so that it can boost the whole system active to perform different tasks.
Try to choose a high quality brand of green tea, as some lower quality brands may contain excessive amounts of fluoridation..
That being said, even if you choose a lower quality brand, the benefits outweigh any risks.
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