For many people drinking green tea is not just an ordinary action but an important daily ritual.
This aromatic beverage comes from China, the homeland of tea. In fact, green tea comes from the same plant as white, oolong or black tea, called Camellia Sinensis. The way it is processed differs green tea from the other types of tea.
Green tea was discovered about 5000 years ago in China but it found his way to Europe in the late 19th century. First, it was an exclusive drink but during the time it became available to everyone.
Today it is very popular among consumers and can be found in different forms. Green tea owes its high popularity to its powerful health benefits and distinctive flavor.
Since green tea has a minimal level of oxidation it has more grass-like flavor than other types of teas and a higher amount of antioxidants than black or oolong tea. Also, its color can vary from light green to dark green.
Although the consumption of the green tea has a long tradition, the production of the green tea hasn’t changed a lot over the years. High-quality green tea, unlike the green tea of lower quality, is still hand-picked and its processing doesn’t involve the usage of any machinery. Green tea manufacturing includes several different stages such as harvesting, processing, packaging, and labeling.
Take a sip of your favorite tea and check out this infographic that describes the production journey of green tea.