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Profile: Organic Green Tea

Organic green tea profile

Like all true teas, green tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. What makes green tea different from other teas is the level of oxidation. Green tea is minimally oxidized, resulting in a grassier, more vegetal flavor than black tea.

Unlike black tea, green tea is panfired or steamed right after harvest. This stops the enzymes in the leaves from making the tea darker and more robust. The leaves are then dried for storage.

Green teas are generally more resilient to multiple infusions. In other words, the tea leaves can be resteeped in water to enjoy multiple cups of tea.

In terms of health benefits, green tea receives the most attention, due to its high concentrations of EGCG, an antioxidant in the tea that helps protect it from ultraviolet damage. Numerous studies point at green tea’s ability to help reduce the risk of major health issues. http://www.divinitea.com/organic-tea-blog/health-benefits-of-green-tea/

Recommendations:

Five Peaks Green Jade: This organic green tea is from the renowned Five Peaks Mountain in Shandong province. It has a very smooth character and low astringency. It makes a light-bodied brew with vegetal notes and a lingering sweetness.

Japanese Sencha: A delicately vegetal green tea with grassy notes. 100% Organic Japanese Sencha.

Jasmine Pearls: Premium hand rolled organic green tea unfurls, releasing a rich, smooth flavor with fragrant notes of Jasmine. Scented with Jasmine blossoms.

Steeping Instructions:

Steeping Time
Steep: 1-3 Minutes
Amount: 1 tsp. per 1 cup Water
Steeping Temperature
Water Temp: 185°F

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