Green tea is one of the healthiest types of tea. It contains a lot of L-theanine and antioxidants that calm the mind and stomach. The best green tea is mainly produced in China and Japan.
For green tea, the topmost leaves and buds of the tea plant are picked. It is treated so that the leaves do not oxidize but retain their green color and health benefits. Green tea production was invented in China, but it has later spread to other East Asian countries and India.
Green teas contain a lot of L-theanine, antioxidants and vitamin C. It also contains flavonoids and catechins - and that is why it is often drunk because of its health effects. The caffeine content of green tea is generally between 20-110 mg per cup, depending on the tea quality and the brewing time.
Green tea is usually brewed in 80-degree water. You should also try cold brewing, i.e. iced tea. Put the tea in cold tap water at room temperature for about half an hour or overnight in the refrigerator. When cold brewed, the tea's nutrients are preserved better and new nuances appear in the taste.
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The benefits of green tea and a few other facts:
Helps to concentrate as it contains a lot of L-theanine
Contains about 20-110 mg of caffeine
Green tea invigorates the metabolism, so it is perfect for a diet for a dieter. The most popular metabolism booster green tea is Matcha
You have to be careful when preparing green tea so that the drink does not become bitter
You get the best tea experience and health effects from genuine loose tea leaves, because when the surface of the leaf is not damaged, the tissue fluids of the tea stay better in the leaf.