Wednesday, 6 January 2016

What is Green Tea? 

It is a Green Tea week.

Green tea is fashion, green tea is lifestyle, green tea is diet and green tea is golden health. It has a light green appearance. Also it not only tastes light but on drinking makes us feel more lighter. Even it is considered the most healthy beverage of the world. But dear readers if we step more deeper into the actual meaning of what green tea is, then here it is.

Green tea is actually the normal black tea drunk all over the world, but the only difference that makes the green tea we all love is that green tea leaves do not undergo oxidation or undergo minimum oixidation before the leaves are heated and dried. 

The variety of tea plant and how the tea leaves are processed exactly defines what is green tea and what is black tea. 

Let us get little more deeper into the meaning of green tea.

For green tea, tea leaves are harvested and immediately heated or steamed to avoid oxidation and then dried. For black tea, tea leaves are harvested and allowed to fully oxidise before heating and drying. 

What does the oxidation do to the tea leaves?

During oxidation oxygen interacts with the tea plant's cell walls, turning the leaves into the dark brown to black color that black tea is famous for, and significantly alters their flavour profile. 

The light, grassy and the fresh picked flavor and the good health effect of green tea is only because of the fact that their leaves undergone only negligible oxidation. 

Dear readers, I hope I was able to  give you an almost clear picture of what green tea is. I myself was very eager to know about it. But there are even more amazing and important features of green tea that we must know. 

Do not miss to catch  more amazing facts about green tea in our next post guys.

Till then be passionate, be healthy and keep blogging.  

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