Originating from china and spreading throughout Asia, green tea has been used for medicinal properties including regulating body temperate and improving digestion.Green tea leaves undergo minimal manufacturing and can be grown or harvested in different ways to alter the flavour naturally.
Green tea is rich in powerful antioxidants called polyphenols such as catechins, vitamin C, vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, theanine, potassium, calcium, zinc, molybdenum and fluorine.
BEAUTY BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA:
Catechins in green tea fight bacteria, preventing the onset of tooth decay and removing any bacteria in your throat. They also soothe digestion by maintaining a healthy gut bacteria while reducing inflammation. Packed with polyphenols, these powerful antioxidants work to keep collagen and elastic in your skin strong, helping to maintain a tight and smooth complexion. Although containing caffeine, green tea contains much lower amounts than coffee or black tea.
Brewing time for green tea ranges from 30 seconds to five minutes. When using tea leaves, it is best to mix 1 teaspoon of leaves per every cup of water. Mix with some ginger, honey or lemon for delicious, exotic flavour.
Trial and error is key when perfecting your cup of green tea as it will largely depend on your personal taste. If it is brewed too hot or left for too long the tea will turn bitter, loosing is soothing flavour.
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