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Green Tea And The Benefits

Green tea refers to the broad category of teas that are quickly steamed or pan-fired after harvest to prevent leaf oxidation. This low degree of oxidation preserves the leaf’s green character and, as many speculate, may be the reason why Green tea contains more antioxidants than other teas. With all the different varieties of Green tea, you’ll encounter many dimensions of flavors and aromas. However, Green teas can become very bitter if steeped too long or at too hot of a temperature. Never steep with boiling water, but with near-boiling or even cooler water to produce better results.

Health Benefits
Green tea has long been praised for its many amazing health benefits. Of all tea types, Green tea contains the highest concentration of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols, which play an important role in the prevention of many cancers, including lung, breast, stomach, prostate, colon, and skin cancers. Research shows that Green tea lowers total cholesterol and raises HDL (“good”) cholesterol. It also helps encourage weight loss, boosts metabolism, controls blood sugar, boosts the immune system, protects against cavities and gingivitis, and eases the symptoms of arthritis.

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