Wednesday, 13 January 2016

What Is Green Tea? ( Its Origin )

It is a Green Tea week


Hello, dear friends. Hope you all are doing fabulous. Now, inspite of the fact that I do not like green tea's flavour that much but still I am writing about this gren tea stuff, because I have a plan to soon include green tea in my diet. Have you included it in your diet yet? 






So, in our last post we all raed about the meaning of green tae. But do we yet  know its origin? Reading today's post will give you a picture of green tea's origin.


 
Kingdom :  Plantae            Family : Theaceae  

Order : Ericles                   Genus : Camellia 

Species : Camellia sinesis 

Common Names : Tea plant, tea shrub, tea tree. 



Camellia sinesis is a species of evergreen shrub or small tree.There are two principle varieties of
Camellia sinesis tea plant.                                          Fig : Camellia sinesis
  

Camellia sinesis sinesis: with small leaves native to China, is used to produce green tea and white tea.

Camellia sinesis assamica: with larger leaves native to India ( Assam ), used to produce strong black tea..

But, technically any type of tea can be made from the leaves of any Camellia sinesis plant. Green tea infact comes from the same plant as other teas, the  Camellia sinesis, it is simply differently processed, that is not oxidised or less oxidised. 

Green tea is said to have originated in Chna. Even today, the word " tea " in China refers only to green tea. To this day, China and Japan are the top two green tea producing and exporting countries in the world. 

So, friends, now we know that Green tea's root, origin is in China and is today famous all around the world as the most healthy beverage.

This was an approximate picture of green tea's origin and source. I  hope you all enjoyed readingg our post today. Catch on our next post to know about some more facts about green tea. 

Till then friends be passionate and healthy, and ofcourse keep blogging. 




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