Popularity of green tea is increasing globally; and so do increasing people’s willingness to know more about it. It’s natural; because today consumers make conscious decisions. And for that knowing facts is very important. Let’s try to find out answers to frequently asked questions about green tea.
#1. What is green tea extract?
Common practice is to have green tea as beverage. However, in some parts of the world, China and India, green tea is ingested as extract prepared from leaves of Camellia sinensis or, as commonly known, tea leaves. In terms of active ingredients, there is not much difference is content between green tea as beverage and green tea as extract as both contain nearly similar amount of active compounds, polyphenols. Tea plant produce polyphenols to protect itself from various microoganisms. However, there is one distinct benefit of green tea extract over the drink; and that is, extract contains less amount of caffeine. As per modern health science it is good for health. Though, same thing make extract less stimulant. For that reason green tea extract is often used in traditional medicine.
#2. What is green tea made of?
Green tea is processed leaves of Camellia sinensis or the common tea plant. It is the same plant from which we get black tea and oolong tea. The difference is in the processing. Unlike black tea leaves and oolong tea leaves, green tea does not go through extensive withering and oxidation. It helps to retain considerable amount of active compounds and anti-oxidants, like, polyphenols, in green tea and make it a very healthy beverage. Depending on the nature of soil, growing weather, plantation method and processing, quality of green tea varies and so do the taste.
#3. What kind of green to drink for weight lose?
All over the world green tea is well recognized for its fat burning quality. And it does that in several ways. Without going into detailed physiological basis of green tea-induced weight loss, we can broadly say that green tea helps in losing weight by increasing metabolism and preventing fat accumulation. All variety of green tea is good for this purpose. However, it has been observed that green tea mixed with honey and lemon is particularly effective. You can use naturally blended green tea honey lemon for this purpose.
#4. What is the use of green tea?
As a beverage, green tea posses multiple health benefits because of its rich polyphenol and anti-oxidant content. Broadly speaking, other than inducing weight loss, green tea also helps in
- Countering diabetes mellitus
- Impacting heart diseases
- Treating skin diseases
- Soothing nerves
- Fighting cancers
#5. What goes good with green tea?
We all know that not all food go well with every type of beverages. Same is true for green tea. Mostly, in terms of flavour, there are 3 varieties of green teas available world wide – vegetal Chinese, fruity Indian and smoky Japanese. Depending on these flavors food should also vary. Broadly speaking,
- Vegetal green tea is good for pairing with seafood.
- Fruity variety goes well with sweet and lighter meals
- Smoky variety is strong and hence goes well with food having strong flavors. Sweet food might make this variety tastes bitter.
Have you received answer to the question in your mind? If not feel free to ask Teame Teas. We will be happy to answer all your queries regarding green tea. In case your question is not in the list we’ll happy to update our FAQ with your query too. Enjoy your cuppa and boost up your health.