Green Tea

Green tea is one of the most consumed teas. Green tea is not oxidized , which gives a green hue to water when brewed. Records show the use of green tea about three thousand years ago in the south-west region of China. After being harvested, it is allowed to air-dry for a brief period The leaf undergoes a process of firing or steaming. This stops any enzyme action or oxidation of the leaves and fixes the juices in the leaf. Many green teas are rolled or shaped using traditional techniques, creating a vast array of leaf styles from which to choose. The taste or character of green tea is heavily determined by the time of harvesting, maturity of the plant, and geographic area. The full bodied flavor of this tea is typically accompanied by something sweet.