Green Tea: What's so special.
Grean Tea - the craze:
Disclaimer: There is no specific medical advice found here. Contact your own doctor for specific medical advice. Just what's on my random mind. Use info here at your own risk.
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Health Benefits of Green Tea
Scientific research.... - well, I'm just writing here what some claims have been for Green Tea. I haven't done the research myself. A lot of this research comes from population studies - these aren't the most convincing of all studies. Just reporting a summary here of what's out there about green tea. Keep in mind that too much of a good thing is also bad. There's such a thing as green tea overdosing (keep the cups under 10 cups a day - should be safe for green tea). I'm not making any comments here about green tea supplements.
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Caffeine in Green Tea?
Caffeine content found in green tea is about 1/4 to 1/8 that of coffee and less than a can of soda but it varies with brewing time. I've learned from reading some Andrew Weil books that the caffeine can be cut down tremendously by steeping the green tea first in some water for a few seconds and tossing that out, then brewing your actual drink. The caffeine is the first part to "leech" out into the water.
What is Jasmine Green Tea?
Flowers are placed on the tea leaves during the drying process to impart a floral taste to the tea.
Where does most of the green tea come from?
China, India and Japan.
How is green tea leaves processed?
Varies from region to region. In general the best teas come from the youngest leaves and the unopened leaf bud of the plant. The leaves are spread out to wither in the hot air. The are then pan-fried or steamed. They are then rolled. Then finally the tea leaves are fired - this stabilizes the natural fragrances and flavors and preserves the green color.
Source of info about the Green Tea.
Some of the thoughts above are from me and much of it is from the internet. You can find more info on NaturalHealthWeb.com
What are the different types of Green Tea
There are hundreds of different green teas. Some of the common green teas:
In general higher quality green teas are steeped at lower temperatures and for shorter times.
So... what is White tea?
White Tea compared to Green Tea: