Green tea

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Green tea is prepared from not fermented leaves, which processing comes directly after the harvest. The leaves are placed in special tanks with water steam, which prevents from fermentation. Next, they are rolled and dried. Due to lack of fermentation, dry leaves keep their natural dark-olive colour. Yellow-green infusion has purifying properties.

The Chinese drink the most green tea. All of the production is located in China, Japan and Taiwan. Green tea has almost infinite number of possible blends. It is often referred to as the ‘unfermented’.
In many regions of China, manual methods of production are maintained, especially with the production of the best teas.

Green tea contains a plethora of valuable ingredients with therapeutic properties, vitamins and mineral salts.

Green tea is in its peak in Europe as it is here, where its consumption has not been considerable. Now, green tea is being promoted as a natural drink with therapeutic properties. The most significant advantages of the green tea are:

• Lowering the level of Cholesterol in blood,
• Lowering arterial blood pressure,
• Improving the work of kidneys,
• Lowering the risk of a coronary attack,
• Helping the effects of aging of the human body,
• Protection from tooth decay and gum illnesses

The most popular green teas include the following:
Sencha - a very popular Japanese tea with an unusual and fine taste. It is in the shape of long, narrow, pressed needles opening in water. The infusion is light green with tastes ranging from slightly tart to slightly fruity. It very often acts as the base for flavoured teas.
The method of preparation: 1 flat spoon of tea per 1 cup, pour water at the temperature of 70-80°C, brew for about 3 – 4 minutes.

Bancha - Japanese tea with thick irregular, yellow-brown leaves, often used as the base ingredient of flavoured teas. A soft, tart, slight fish taste, characterizes this tea.
The method of preparation: 1 slightly heaped teaspoon of tea per 1 cup, pour boiling water, brew for about 3 minutes.

Green Jade Rings - it is a Chinese green tea, which is a feast not only for your tongue, but also for your eyes. The leaves are rolled and dried, hanging on cotton or hemp threads. The white boiling water opens the leaves and the infusion takes a nice fruity character.
The method of preparation: 1 teaspoon per 1 cup, pour boiled water at the temperature of 80°C, brew for about 3 – 4 minutes.

Chun Mee - Chinese tea produced in large quantity. Green short and even leaves. The tea has a slight root taste. Brew duration: about 3 minutes, 1 teaspoon per 1 cup.

Cui Ya - it is a fine Chinese tea form Anhuis region. Its name comes from its emerald green looks of the leaves. They are slightly opened and long, with small amount of the silvery fluff. The tea has a soft and mild taste of sweet peach. It is one of the greatest teas of high quality.
The method of preparation: 1 teaspoon per 1 cup, brew for about 3 – 4 minutes.