Green tea is considered to be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. Green tea is a type of tea that is made from Camellia sinensis leaves and buds that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong teas and black teas. Green tea originated in China, and since then its production and manufacture has spread to other countries in East and Southeast Asia. Several varieties of green tea exist, which differ substantially based on the variety of growing conditions, horticultural methods, production processing, and time of harvest. Green tea is made from unoxidized leaves and is one of the least processed types of tea. For this reason, it contains the most antioxidants. The useful parts of green tea are the leaf bud, leaf, and stem. Green tea is not fermented and is produced by steaming fresh leaves at high temperatures. During this process, it is able to maintain important molecules called polyphenols, which seem to be responsible for many of the benefits of green tea.
Green tea is the traditional daily cup in Japan. It is prized not only for its deep, full-bodied flavor with a juicy finish, but also for the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that make green tea an all-around healthful addition to your day. With its flat leaves and bold brew, Sencha is sure to become one of your favorites. Enjoy hot or iced with a touch of honey. Tea contains around 5-7% minerals, mainly potassium (K), calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), and magnesium (Mg), as well as small quantities of manganese (Mn), zinc (Zn) and copper (Cu).