Posted by free1blog2 | Posted in Healthy Eating | Posted on 07-05-2012
By Ronaldo D. Borders
Pure green tea shares similarities with other types of tea, in such a way that they all come from the same plant, Camellia Sinensis. This type of tea is made primarily in countries of Japan and China, and to stop the fermentation process of the pure green tea, tea leaves are immediately dried and treated with heat after picking. Techniques used in heat treatment differ between the two tea producing countries. Companies that make tea in Japan treat the leaves with heat by utilizing the steaming method, while companies in China uses the roasting method in getting rid of the moisture from the leaves. Following the heat treatment, the leaves are typically rolled back and left to dry before they are ready for use.
Different methods produce different types of tea; Japanese green teas are grassier in taste and greener in color, while Chinese green teas are yellow greenish in color with toasted taste to them. There are several kinds of pure green tea, but most people say that the best of the lot are the ones that come from the province of Fujian in China.
There are several studies conducted that connected green tea with various health benefits and diet solutions. Minimal processing contributes to green tea’s abundant antioxidant content. Because of green tea’s abundant content of flavonoids and polyphenols, it is said that this type of tea can minimize the risk of a person to have heart diseases and other types of cancer. Practitioners of traditional medicine, recommends this tea to people who have problems associated with the urinary tract, and it is also known to control bleeding, heal wounds and promote a healthy heart. Other traditional benefits of pure green tea are in treatment of gas and in promoting healthy digestion. Pertaining to its role in weight management, people who drink green tea exhibit increased metabolic rate and faster fat burning capacity.
To enjoy a great tasting green tea and avoid making your beverage too bitter, make sure that you steep the bag in the correct water temperature and refrain from steeping it too long. Generally, steep time and temperature of water differs depending on the quality of the tea. Typically, inferior tea requires longer steeping on hotter water in order for you to get more flavor from it.
Similar to various types of black tea and varieties of tea, pure green tea can be blended with other ingredients in order to produce more complex tasting teas. The blended selection of green teas is abundant, and some of the well-loved ones are those with jasmine, mango, spring flowers and mint.