Green Tea is enormously popular in Japan and China and is gaining traction in the western world due to the implications of its significant health benefits. The process green teas endure after harvest differs quite a bite from that of black teas. Usually pan-firing or steaming is used to stop the oxidation process, resulting in a verdant finished product that retains a ton of nutrients and antioxidants. Not only is green tea a superstar in the health and fitness world, it’s delicious too!
Green tea is rich in the amino acid L-theanine, which can help curtail anxiety and promote a sense of calmness. While the moderate amount of caffeine found in green tea is enough to get you up and keep you going with out sending you flying over the edge.
Dynamic antioxidants like polyphenols, catechins and flavonoids found in green tea can potentially help prevent a myriad of conditions as well. By far the most impressive catechin found in green tea, EGCG, can reduce the risk of certain cancers, help regulate blood glucose levels, repair cells damaged from free radical damage, aid in weight loss… and the list goes on!
Green teas vary in flavor, but most have a fresh vegetal flavor that is quite pleasing.