Chinese Green Tea
For centuries tea has been recognized in China for its role in a healthy lifestyle. Tea is a beverage made from the processed leaves of Camellia sinensis (Family- Theaceae).
Most tea leaves are oxidized and fermented soon after they are plucked. Depending on the method of how the plucked leaves are processed tea is classified as - green, oolong or black tea.
Green tea is the least processed or, normally, fresh wherein the tea leaves are just steamed. Green tea contains more than 450 organic compounds like mineral elements, protein, amino acid, glucide, lipid granules and vitamins which are essential to our health. It is rich in catechins, polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is a powerful disease-fighting anti-oxidant. Green tea is cool to the taste buds.
The health benefits of Chinese green tea have been known since ancient times.
It is recommended to drink three or more cups of green tea per day. The only harmful effect of drinking green tea is insomnia due to the high caffeine content.