We all have been talking about detoxification by green tea these days. Have you ever thought from where the concept of green tea has come from ?
Few weeks back I visited a typical chineese restaurant and they served us green tea with the food we ordered. So I decided to explore more about it . Through my research I came to know about many interesting facts.
You all are well aware about the benefits of having green tea. But the interesting fact is that the not all green teas are made up of tea leaves. Green tea includes other plant products too.( Read the complete post to know more about it)
Origin– Green tea has been originated in China. It was first made in 2737 BC during the reign of Emperor Shennong – a mythical sage. Soon drinking tea in China became the social ritual. Even in India till date , the guests are welcomed with a cup of tea ( may not be green tea always 😉)
Some of the famous Chineese teas are –
- Lu’an Melon Seed – It has no relation with melon seed. Actually tea leaves look like melon seeds when dried and processed.
- Chun Mee – This is also a famous green tea. It is less sweet in taste compared to other green teas.
- Xinyang Maojian tea – It has fragnant aroma and strong floral smell.
In Japan, people gift the green tea on special occasions as they believe that it is a symbol of a good health and a long life. It is perfect gift for Valentine too. Some of the famous Japanese Green teas are –
- Mugicha – It is famous as summertime drink in Japan . Interesting fact is , it is not made of tea leaves rather made of roasted barley infused in water. Hence , it is caffeine free.
- Genmaicha – It is made from green tea leaves and roasted rice. Hence , slightly bitter in taste.
- Matcha – A very famous green tea having , full of green colour due to high amount of chlorophyll present in it. It is usually in powdered form. Read more about Japanese tea here
Recently during my visit to Australia , I got a chance to have a sip of T2 Blue Sage Shoes green tea. ( T2 Tea is famous in Australia for different types of green teas and have many outlets there ). It is made from Gen Mai cha( a combination of roasted rice , green tea , popped rice) , rosehip seeds , sage , spirulina, blueberries, cornflower and sunflower petals. Isn’t it great !
My latest edition in green tea is Ginger tumeric organic green tea. What is in your cup ?
Do you want to share your green tea experience with us ? Leave the comment below. I am eager to know.
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