What Is Green Tea?

You would think that the definition would be self-explanatory its tea thats green. But that doesnt really cover it. All true teas – as distinct from herbal and flower infusions, which tea lovers call tisanes – are made from the leaves of a magnolia-related evergreen tree with the botanical name of Camellia sinensis. Although reaching a height of 30 feet in the wild, on tea plantations, the plant is kept as a shrub, constantly pruned to a height of about 3 feet to encourage new growth and for convenient picking. Tea plants grow only in warm climates but can flourish at altitudes ranging from sea level to 7,000 feet. The best teas, however, are produced by plants grown at higher …

Matching Matcha About Green Tea Powder

What is matcha? Matcha is a fine, high-quality green tea powder used for a variety of purposes. Grown exclusively in Japan, this stuff is definitely not something youll come across for a penny or two a gram. Its got this slightly bitter taste that doesnt turn you away. Instead, its rich and mysterious taste will draw you in and not let you go until you finish things up. Whats the difference between regular green tea and matcha? If theres a difference between matcha and regular green tea, its got to be the texture and the taste. Regular green tea is steeped in hot water, while matcha is literally mixed into the water. Heck, even preparing drinking matcha has its own …

The Link Between Green Tea And Losing Weight

Going back thousands of years, green tea has been enjoyed in both Japan and China, both as a wonderful tea to drink and for all its herbal healing properties. In recent times, green tea has also caught on in the West for the same reasons. Many scientific studies have been done to determine whether its therapeutic use is justified, and to learn just why green tea is so effective. Much has been learned, and one of the most exciting discoveries has been the link between green tea and losing weight. Why is Green Tea and Losing Weight So Effective? Green tea has been proven to have several connections in the area of weight loss. It helps to speed up up …

You Asked: Is Black Tea Good For My Health?

(NC)Data emerging from several recent studies on black, green, and oolong tea each one derived from the same plant species, camellia senensis consistently demonstrate that tea may indeed give your diet a boost. The findings have sparked great interest, so here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions, courtesy of the Tea Association of Canada: Q: What health benefits are attributed to tea? A: More people are turning to tea for its antioxidant appeal. Antioxidants are compounds, which neutralize free radicals and potentially protect against disease. Tea is rich in antioxidant plant compounds called flavonoids, which are widely believed to prevent damage to body cells that can result in cancers. As such it is good to incorporate them …