Made from the leaves of the same as the black tea, Camellia sinensis but Green tea is made with minimal oxidation during processing. Originated from China, but it has become associated with many cultures different cultures all through out Asia. Green tea has recently become relatively widespread in the West due to its use in various dietary supplements, cosmetics and other beverages; where black tea remained to be traditionally consumed tea.
A cup has about 20 mg of caffeine compared to 50 to 100 mg from your espresso.
- Full of antioxidants called catechins known as EGCG to lower risk of cancer to heart disease
- Daily cup of green tea may lower cardiovascular diseases risk by about 10%
- Lowers cholesterol and aids in weight loss for obese individuals