Our Sencha Green Tea is a traditional Japanese steamed green tea with a soothing taste and fresh green scent that makes it a perfect everyday treat. All green teas are made up of powerful antioxidants, that protect cells against damage caused by free radicals. The antioxidants in green tea help maintain healthy cells and tissues in your body. This is why green tea is so frequently used in anti aging skincare products today. Green tea also contains Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a major catechin found in green tea.
What is the difference between green tea, and black teas?
All teas come from the same plant (Camellia Sinensis), but the difference between green and black tea is how the leaves are processed. Specifically, green tea is dried, but not fermented while black tea is fermented. However, the term fermentation applied to tea is a misnomer. The term actually refers to how much a tea is allowed to undergo enzymatic oxidation while allowing freshly picked tea leaves to dry. The enzymatic oxidation process is halted before the leaves dry out completely. Shorter processing times give green tea a lighter flavor than black tea. Shorter processing times also keeps beneficial chemicals intact, which is why green tea is so good for you.
How do you brew green tea?
Just like any other tea, whether it’s loose or bagged. One thing to watch out for: don’t use fully boiling water because green tea is more delicate than black, so you want to keep the water a little cooler to preserve the antioxidants. Brewing when your water is just about to hit the boil is good.
What vitamins are found in green tea?
Green tea contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, B2, and B6, Vitamin C and Vitamin K. Vitamins provide essential nutrients that sustain good health. Consuming the vitamins in green tea contributes to healthy bones and cells, and helps to prevent infections.
Green tea contains theanine an amino acid said to promote relaxation without drowsiness. Theanine has been reported to directly stimulate the production of alpha brain waves, which are linked with deep states of relaxation and enhanced mental clarity.
Green tea does contain caffeine, but considerably less than a regular cup of brewed coffee.The caffeine content of an 8 ounce (240mls) cup of green tea is approximately 30mg, compared to approximately 100mg in a brewed cup of coffee of the same quantity. This means you can drink more green tea, without the side effects of too much caffeine, such as anxiety and nervousness. It is a commonly known that caffeine stimulates the nervous system, boosting alertness and relieving fatigue.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product is sold as a bulk botanical with no directions or claims.