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Top 6 Health Benefits of Green Tea

What Does Green Tea Taste Like?

The taste of green tea is often described using words like, clean, grassy, flowery, vegetal, and earthy. Depending on the green tea you brew and the brewing method you use, the taste will differ from cup to cup.

Although many assume green tea tastes bitter, this is not the case if you brew a high-quality authentic loose-leaf green tea using the correct brewing method. Opposed to brewing a commercial teabag in 100c boiling water which will ruin the taste.

Loose-leaf teas have many advantages, one being the ability to control the taste and refine your cup to suit your preference. Most green tea drinkers adapt their brewing style to match their preferred taste, adjusting brewing duration and water temperature to reach their desired result.

green tea taste guide

What is Green Tea?

Most green tea comes from China & Japan where it originated centuries ago. Specialist tea farmers from these regions have adapted unique harvesting techniques to produce a wide range of distinctive green teas, packed with unique flavours and delicious whether enjoyed hot or cold.

Although green tea is prominently produced in China & Japan its popularity has spread to other tea-growing regions in Asia, resulting in an ever-increasing variety of deliciously tasting green teas like our rich Menthos Gunpowder.

Is Green Tea Good For You?

Green tea can provide a range of health benefits. We recommend consulting a healthcare professional to understand how these benefits may impact your healthcare routine and diet.

How much Caffeine is in Green Tea?

Depending on your green tea of choice the caffeine content in the average 250ml cup can vary, however each cup typically contains between 30mg and 50mg of caffeine.

A standard cup of coffee by comparison typically has between 80mg and 100mg of caffeine per cup, so to only are you making a healthier choice by indulging in a cup of green tea, you are also getting just as much of an energy hit with less caffeine.

How much Green Tea Should You Drink?

Green tea has a range of health benefits, but to get the most out of your brews 3-5 cups a day is optimal. High doses can be problematic for some, however up to 8 cups is safe for most. This tasty and beneficial tea is best enjoyed in the morning or in the early afternoon 1 to 2 hours after meals.

 

Genmaicha Green tea with traditional teaware

Types of Green Teas

Natural Jasmine Green Tea

If you’re new to the wonderful world of green tea, our premium Natural Jasmine green tea is the perfect tea to begin with. This great taste award-winning tea offers an intense jasmine aroma and soothing clean flavour. Perfect for pairing with meals and equally as alluring enjoyed on its own or with a drop of honey for extra sweetness.

Japanese Sencha

Japanese Sencha green tea is one of the most popular teas in Japan. Our authentic Japanese sencha offers fresh grass and seaweed aroma, sweet flavour, and subtle umami astringency. If you enjoy your tea cold, this authentic Japanese green tea is equally delicious as a refreshing cold brew.

Organic Dragon Well

Dragon Well Green Tea (also referred to as Long Jing or Lung Ching) is the most famous tea in China and is often referred to as the national drink of China. This popular green tea offers a light cup with a roasted chestnut aroma and a buttery and sweet mouthfeel.

Loose Leaf Green Tea

There are over 1500 types of green tea to explore, with new blends being created everyday. Some other popular types of green tea include Gyokuro, Genmaicha, Sencha Goji Berry and Anji Bai Cha. 

How to make Green Tea

When brewing green tea, we recommend using 70-80 degrees boiling water, brewing your tea for 3-5 minutes, and of course, using a great-tasting authentic green tea like our Natural Jasmine or Japanese sencha. This way you will experience the maximum flavor profiles and health benefits green tea can provide.

How to brew loose leaf green tea

  

Green Tea Health Benefits

We have listed the most prominent natural health benefits Green tea is said to provide below. After all, the only thing better than a tasty brew is one that provides additional benefits to your health!

High levels of antioxidants

Studies have shown that green tea contains multiple antioxidants such as polyphenols which can neutralise the free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damages they cause.

Decreased stress levels

The amino acid  L-theanine is associated with reducing stress and anxiety in people exposed to stressful conditions.

May boost brain function

By improving anti-oxidative stress capacity, green tea has been seen to improve cognitive function.

May promote weight loss

The caffeine and antioxidant catechin found in green tea can speed up metabolism and break down fat and increase the amount of energy the body uses.

May promote a healthy heart

A medical study has shown that those drinking green tea daily are linked to a lower risk of heart disease and suffering strokes.

How to get started with Green Tea?

Ready to embark on your green tea journey?

Our Healthy Green Tea Starter Kit is the perfect way to explore green tea flavours. Packed with a hand-picked selection of delicious green teas, brewing instructions, and elegant teaware and brewing accessories required to prepare the perfect cup. This practical kit is the ideal introduction to green tea and a perfect gift for green tea lovers alike.

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