Guide to Green Tea
Looking to make a simple, easy decision for your health that fits into, rather than takes over, your lifestyle? Green tea might just be what you’re looking for. Like regular black tea, green tea comes from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, but due to its processing method contains less caffeine. The subtle notes of Green Tea, enhanced by our natural flavors, are a reminder that taking care of yourself doesn’t need to be a full-time job; it can be as mellow and refreshing as Green Tea itself.
THERE ARE 2 DISTINCT STYLES OF TRADITIONAL GREEN TEA:
Leaves are withered and then put into a hot pan or rotating drum until the natural enzymes are neutralized. The leaves are then shaped by machine rollers or by hand pressure. The leaf is then dried. Chinese leaf styles are numerous and unique.
Leaves are optionally withered and steamed for less than a minute to neutralize the natural enzymes. The leaves are then rolled or pressed and dried.
Around 35-60 mg per cup
Subtle toasted or floral flavors with grassy or vegetal undertones.
MATCHA GREEN TEA
Renowned for its numerous health benefits, this finely milled green tea powder is unique to Japan and has been a celebrated tradition of the Japanese tea ceremony for hundreds of years.
The tea leaves used to produce the powder are carefully selected from the best bushes of the Camellia sinensis plant, which are kept shaded from the sun for a few weeks leading up to harvest. The leaves are then stone-ground into the fine, bright green powder that you have come to know as matcha!
This tea is more potent than many other types of green tea because drinkers consume the entire leaf. The powder has even become popular to use in recipes for smoothies or baking.