The tea made from the Camellia sinensis leaves, which undergo a process of withering and oxidation. There are numerous varieties of green tea, and they differ based on the growing conditions, the process of production, and the time of harvest.
Fukamushicha, (deep-steamed tea) is a green tea that is initially steamed for a longer time than what it’s considered to be usual. It’s commonly produced in the prefecture of Shizuoka, Japan.
Why Should I Drink Green Tea?
Because it is darn healthy:
Green tea contains bioactive compounds that improve numerous aspects of your health. Many of these compounds in the tea leaves make it to the final drink – which is good news for tea drinkers.
EGCG is one of the most powerful compounds in green tea – this compound treats several diseases and prevents several more. We will talk more about this as we go on.
And most importantly, though green has certain side effects, the benefits far outweigh them. Which is why you should drink green tea.
The History Of Green Tea?
Green tea consumption has its origins rooted in China, during the reign of Emperor Shennong. One book written way back in 600-900 AD by Lu Yu (translated into English as Tea Classic) is considered important in the history of green tea.
Another book written in 1191 by Eisai (called The Kissa Yojoki, or Book of Tea), a Zen priest, speaks about how drinking green tea enhances the health of the five vital organs.
It is important to note all of this wouldn’t hold value if not for the wonderful ingredients in green tea that render those healthful properties.
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