Green tea products are made from the leaves or buds of the Camellia sinensis plant, native to Southeast Asia. Charbrew's green tea products, are delivered in bio degradable tea pyramids allowing each of the teas to contain whole leaves. Charbrew's Green Tea is made with a steamed green tea leave which cuts down astringency of the teas.
What is Green Tea?
Green tea comes from the same plant (Camellia sinensis) as black, and oolong tea. The difference between the varieties is the way in which they are processed. Green tea is made from un-fermented leaves which undergo minimal oxidisation. This allows the chemicals and enzymes in the leaves to remain intact. Black tea is cut after drying in order for the chemicals to oxidise.
Green tea goes through less processing than black tea, which is why it retains numerous beneficial properties.
The Green Tea Plant
The Camellia sinensis plant is native to the rainy forests in Southeast Asia, particularly in the Fujian Province. An abundance of fertile soil led the Fujian Province to become one of the nation's principal tea producing areas. Today, tea is now grown throughout much of Asia and some parts of Africa and the Middle East too.
Green Tea Uses
Tea is the second most widely consumed beverage in the world, only surpassed by water. Green tea has been enjoyed throughout the ages for a number of reasons, from hydration to physical well being.
Catechins, a component of green tea, are thought to give it a slightly bitter taste. However, there are a range of teabags which combine green tea with other flavours to give it a sweeter taste. Try Green Tea and Orange, or Green Tea and Blackcurrant for a unique twist.
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Charbrew offers one of the finest steamed green teas delivering a clean sweet cup with a smooth aftertaste