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Sunday, 28 February 2010

Green Tea

Green Tea

Green tea is a tea made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis that has had little or no oxidation while being processed. Green tea originated in China four thousand years ago and was brought to Japan sometime in the 6th Century. Green
Tea is hand or machine picked, dried to remove moisture and then shaped by rolling or twisting. Because Green tea is processed less than other varieties of tea, it has a higher EGCG level; EGCG is a catechin, which helps protect the body from harmful free radicals. Recently many of the long- standing and acclaimed medicinal benefits of tea have been scientifically supported by the medical and academic research, constantly making Green tea a more popular and trendy beverage. Green tea, much like coffee, has a distinctive taste based on the province or region it is grown in. Therefore if you think you do not like green tea try some different varieties, especially Teaopia green teas that often list the origin of the tea. I rate my teas on a scale from 0 to 10; 0 I will never let pass my lips again. 10 I like to always keep on hand, 7-9 I like to have around and enjoy often.

My Favourite Green Teas:
1. Goji Green - Teaopia - 10
2. Pomegranate Green - Teaopia - 9
3. Cactus Fig - Teaopia - 9
4. Acai Green - Republic of Tea - 9
5. Spring Morning - Teaopia - 8
6. Black Raspberry Green - Republic of Tea - 8
7. Goji Green - Republic of Tea - 8
8. Earl Gray Green - Teaopia - 7
9. Dragon Well - Teaopia - 7
10. Temple of Heaven - Teaopia - 7

Articles in this Series:
0. Tea Tea Everywhere - Teaopia Mad Hatter Tea Party
1. Tea an Overview
2. Red Teas
3. Green Teas
4. White Teas
5. Black Teas
6. Matcha Tea

7. Yerba Mate
8. Fruit Blends
9. Wellness Blends
10. Herbal Teas
11. Purveyors of Fine Tea (my preferences.)
12. Custom Blending
13. My Favourite Teas

Top Ten Teas of 2010

Links:
Green Tea - Wikipedia
Photochemicals
University of Maryland Medical
Medicine Plus - Green Tea
Green Tea Truth
Teaopia
Republic of Tea


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