The origin of green tea traces all the way back to China in 2737 B.C.
It is said that green tea was discovered by accident when Chinese Emperor Shennong drank warm water and realized that a Camellia sinensis (tea) leaf had fallen into his cup mistakingly. He loved the refreshing flavor, and soon enough the discovery spread across the continents. Today it is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world. In countries such as Japan and China, tea and its presentation have become an art form.
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The taste of green tea is grassy, vegetal, nutty, herbaceous, and delicate! Because of its delicacy, it should not be steeped in overly hot water. We recommend adding 1-2 teaspoons of green tea per 8 oz of hot water (165℉ to 180℉) for 2-3 minutes.
- Caffeine, a stimulant, and L-theanine, an amino acid in green tea, can have powerful effects in improving brain function. This unique combination energizes the mind while inducing a calming effect.
- Green tea can boost metabolic rate and increase fat burning.
- Green tea is an excellent source of powerful antioxidants, and can reduce risk of cancer by managing the growth of cells in the body.
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