green tea, chinese (organic, 50gm)


100gm = 1ΒΌ cups

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Green tea-Chinese

Imparts a grassy, earthy, roasted flavour


  • Non- fermented or unfermented tea
  • Processing involves withering, heating, rolling and drying
  • After picking, the fresh leaves are spread out on bamboo trays and exposed to sunlight or warm air for one or two hours
  • Chinese green tea is characterized by pan-firing either in a basket, pan or mechanised rotating drum to halt the oxidiation process and preserve freshness
  • The leaves are then rolled into various shapes and then dried
  • The rolling helps regulate the release of natural oils and flavour during steeping


The benefits of drinking green tea include:


  • Good source of antioxidants including
    • polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins which reduce the formation of free radicals
    • Catechins in green tea may inhibit the growth of bacteria and viruses in the mouth ans is associated with improved dental health
    • EGCG- epigallocatechin Gallate- powerful antioxidant
    • Anti-oxidants have been shown to reduce the development of cancer due to their reduction of oxidative damage
  • Contains a small amount of caffeine
  • Contains the amino- acid L-theanine- increases the effect of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA, which has anti-anxiety effects. It also increases dopamine levels
  • Has been shown to increase fat burning and boost metabolic rate
  • Green tea may cause mild reductions in blood sugar levels
  • Green tea has been shown to lower total and LDL cholesterol as well protected LDL particles from oxidation