Green Tea (Camellia sinensis)
What is Camellia sinensis?
Camellia sinensis is the Latin name for the tea plant, a small tree or evergreen bush found in tropical and subtropical places around the globe.
Its elongated and dark green leaves, which range ¼ inch to ten inches in length, are used to make all real teas – meaning white, oolong, yellow, pu-erh, green and black teas. (The tea plant does have fruit and flowers, too, but only leaves and young leaf buds or shoots are used to make tea).
The bud and first 2 or 3 leaves are preferred for tea – lighter and younger in color; they make a finer standard tea. All true teas come from the tea plant
If you have tasted 2 or 3 of the different teas from the tea bush, it can be hard to trust they all come from the same plant! Actually, when tea first made its way to the Western globe, tea drinkers trusted that green tea and black tea came from two distinct plants.
The secret behind the different tea kinds saved for many years, but now we know that the tea plant is the source of the full real tea family. It’s what happens to the leaf buds and tea leaves after they are harvested that determines which tea kinds is created.
Where does the tea plant grow?
The tea bush flourishes in humid, hot tropical and subtropical atmosphere with top soil and plenty of rain and sun. Tea plants thrive in superior elevations, as well. Even though the tea plant grows more gradually in top altitudes, the out coming tea is high standard and very tasty.
From China and Japan to Africa and India to parts of Indonesia and South America, tea farms and plantations can be found in many countries around the globe.
Why Green tea?
Green tea has been used a medicine for 1000s of years, originating in China but largely used Asia this beverage has multitude of users from lowering blood pressure to stop cancer. The factor that green tea has more health advantages linked to it than black tea is due to the processing. Black tea is developed in a way that permits for fermentation whereas green tea developing rejects the fermentation process. As an outcome, green tea keeps highest amount of polyphenols and antioxidants the substances that provide green tea its many advantages.
Antibacterial and antiviral: Tea catechins are powerful antiviral and antibacterial agents which make them perfect for treating everything from cancer to influenza. In some studies green tea has been presented to inhibit the spread of many diseases.
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