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Green Tea this delicate, clear brew is creating a storm in a teacup owing to its superpowers but not everyone has jumped on the bandwagon yet. When asked, most people say they don't like the flavour of this tea but most times it's because they're buying inferior green teas and are most probably brewing them incorrectly!
What is green tea?
Popular in Japan and China, green tea is slowing gaining popularity in the rest of the world because of its health benefits. Unlike other teas, green tea is quickly preserved and heated to prevent oxidation. Oxidation is the same natural process that turns the colour of an apple after you slice it, as it's exposed to oxygen. It is due to this difference in processing that green tea retains the maximum antioxidants and polyphenols that are responsible for its many health benefits.
Green tea benefits - why is it good for you?
The list of green tea benefits runs long - it helps in weight loss, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, reduces bad cholesterol, blood pressure, throat infections, To top it all off, green tea also helps prevent signs of ageing and wrinkles.
How to brew the perfect green tea?
The temperature of the water plays a crucial role in making the perfect cup of tea. If the water is too hot, the tea will be bitter and lose its aroma. It's best to use water that's at a temperature of 75 - 80 degree Celsius. If using tea bags, it should be brewed for 2-3 minutes. For tea leaves it takes longer - about 1-4 minutes.