What are Green Tea and its benefits?

Green tea is the least oxidized or processed tea type. It is made from young tea leaves plucked towards the close of the flush or harvest season, after the production of white, oolong, and black teas. Although this tea originated in China, it is now widely produced in almost every tea growing region of the world. Fresh and organic green teas hold the most benefits.

Along with White tea, it is among the least oxidized of all teas. So, the best green tea obtained from estates have high antioxidants and are low in caffeine, in contrast to the high caffeine Black tea. The catechins and antioxidants in green tea leaves boost metabolism and act as anti-ageing agents helping you keep in shape. Numerous recent studies have demonstrated that the aqueous extract of green tea polyphenols contains antimutagenic, antidiabetic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and hypocholesterolemic properties.