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green tea Leaves

Tea is the most popular beverage consumed around the globe. However 78 percent of tea consumed is black and about 20 percent is green tea. Green tea, a native of Indian and China, has been consumed and lauded for its exceptional health benefits for centuries globally. Green tea is made from un-oxidized tea leaves (green leaves) and is one of the less processed types of tea (oxidation turns it brown). It therefore contains the most amounts of anti-oxidants and beneficial polyphenols. Babas Natural Basket Green leaves are supreme quality un-oxidized organic tea leaves, grown, harvested and processed abiding to strict organic farming techniques, from the moist, fertile tea plantations of Wayanad, Kerala. The green tea leaves undergoes minimal processing to ensure that maximum amounts of natural polyphenols and volatile organic compounds are retained, key to enhancing the organic aroma and flavour of the final product. The flavour can be best described as earthy and refreshing. The brewing taste of green tea depends on where it was grown, how it was processed and how it was brewed. However, there are some common traits used to describe the overall flavor profile of the green tea category, including vegetal, grassy, earthy, sweet, buttery, nutty, toasty, seaweed-like, broth-y, lush, green and herbaceous. Brewing procedures and quality of additives used are paramount in brewing up a tasty cup of green tea. Use fresh, pure, cold filtered water. Typically, green teas are brewed in short infusions at around 160 to 180 degrees. Don’t scorch your tea. If the water is too hot, especially for green tea, it will make the tea taste bitter and astringent. Cover your steeping tea to keep all the heat in the steeping vessel. Adding milk (and even sugar) to your green tea is okay if you like a bit of seasoning. Keep in mind that the flavour of green tea is generally quite light and you may cover it up with the addition of milk and/or sugar and of course will add up the calories. Best ways to make Green tea flavourful is by adding honey, mint, cinnamon or lemon. Green tea is touted to be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. Green tea is very low in calories (A cup of green tea might contain around 2 calories). The anti-oxidant dense green tea possesses many health benefits like improved brain function, fat loss, protecting against cancer and lowering the risk of heart disease. Green tea is generally known to have lower caffeine content per cup than black tea and much lower caffeine content than coffee, which might result in improving brain function and reduce the risk of some neurodegenerative disorders. Other possible benefits of green tea includes protection against cardiovascular diseases, preventing type 2 diabetes, help with losing weight and reduce bad breath. 2-3 cups of green tea per day is a safe amount for maximizing the health benefits of green tea. With such stellar health merits offered by green tea, you may want to consider making green tea a regular part of your life

Benefits

  • Finest quality, organic green tea leaves, from the lush, fertile tea plantations of Wayand, grown, plucked and
  • processed using strict organic techniques · Processing technique using state of the art machines to ensure maximum amounts of natural polyphenols and volatile organic compounds are retained, key to enhancing the organic aroma and flavour of the final product ·
  • Excellent source of powerful antioxidants. Anti-oxidants help fight off free radicals in the body which are responsible for cell damage and several degenerative conditions including cancer. Multiple studies show that green tea drinkers have a lower risk of various types of cancer namely breast cancer, prostate cancer and colorectal cancer ·
  • Contains very low levels of calories. A mug of green tea contains only 2 calories, which makes it an ideal weight loss drink ·
  • Contains polyphenols known as catechins which can protect various brain functions and also a potent antioxidant. There are four types of catechins found in green tea – epicatechin (EC), epicatechin-3 gallate (ECG), epigallocatechin (EGC), and epigallocatechin-3 gallate (EGCG). Catechins might reduce the risk of several neurodegenerative diseases like dementia(commonly caused by Alzhiemer’s disease) and Parkinson’s disease ·
  • Improves brain function due to considerably less amount of caffeine than black tea and coffee. It also contains the amino acid L-theanine, which can work synergistically with caffeine to improve brain function ·
  • Catechins in green tea may inhibit the growth of bacteria in the mouth, reducing the risk of bad breath. ·
  • Green tea may boost metabolic rate and increase fat burning in the short term, which can aid in moderate weigh loss ·
  • Some controlled studies show that green tea may cause mild reductions in blood sugar levels and also lower the risk of type 2 diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity ·
  • Some studies show that people who drink green tea have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Green tea may lower total and LDL (bad) cholesterol, as well as protect the LDL particles from oxidation
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