Green tea is a very good choice if you want to live healthy. They include a lots of antioxidant which are great for your body.
I drink sencha green tea form Dilmah every day in the morning and I am full of energy for the whole day.
I don't like coffe or unhealthy drinks like cola or energy drink which include coffein. They make me dizzy and my hands shaky. I don't feel it when I drink green tea but It wakes me up if I am sleepy.
There are many type of green tea which I show you on below.
You can choose your favourite and enjoy the benefits!
Have a beautiful day!
Green Teas from China
Gunpowder : This is one of the most popular types of chinese green teas. This tea is still primarily grown in the Zhejian Province of China, although plantations for this tea are spreading elsewhere in China. One of the characteristics of this tea is that, once processed, the tea looks like tiny pellets. These pellets open up during the brewing process. Gunpowder tea comes from China and comes in the form of small pellets that open up when placed in hot water. It has a slightly smoky flavor which many people enjoy. This tea is also high in fluoride which may help to reduce dental caries.
Long Jing (Dragonwell) : This tea is most commonly known as Dragonwell Green Tea, at least here in the US. This tea is also produced in the Zhejian Province of China. Once processed, the leaves tend to be flat and have a jade color. Dragonwell is one of the most popular green teas.
Pi Lo Chun (Green Snail Spring) : Another very unique and somewhat rare Chinese Green Tea. This tea, also grown in the Zhejian Province, is grown among plum, apricot and peach trees. This allows the tea leaves to pick up the fragrance of the fruit blossoms from these trees. As this tea is rolled, it has a "snail like" appearance.
Snowy Mountain Jian : This tea is grown at high altitudes in the Yunnan Province of China. The leaves of this tea are quite long. Although a green tea, this tea is processed a bit differently than other green teas - giving it a more full body flavor somewhat similar to black teas.
Hyson Lucky Dragon : Lucky Dragon is a premium hyson green tea. The leaves have a greenish-yellow color. The taste is more full-body than other green teas.
Kai Hua Long Ding : This tea is grown in the Tiantai County region of China in the Zhejian Province (home to many high quality chinese teas). A characteristic of this tea is that the leaves are rather thick (stocky) yet very short.
Tian Mu Qing Ding : One of the more unique chinese green teas. This tea is grown in the Tian Mu mountains of Zhejian Province. The leaves of this tea are fine and delicate. The tea produces a light and sweet taste, which is somewhat impervious to over-steeping...although anything can be over-done.
Xin Yang Mao Jian : This tea is grown in the Henan Province. The leaves are very fine. This green tea is popularly known as "green tip."
Hou Kui : This tea is grown in the Anhui Province and goes by the popular name of "Monkey Tea." The leaves of this tea absorb the flavor of surrounding orchids, with the result being a orchid flavor taste.
Green Teas from Japan
Gyokuro : Gyukoro is considered the very best of Japanese green teas and some types of gyokura may sell for as much as a thousand dollars a pound, although it can be found at more reasonable prices.
The leaves are flat and pointed, that provide a smooth taste with a light fragrance. During the final weeks before harvesting, these leaves are moved to the shade.out of direct sunlight.
Sencha : Sencha is the "everyday" Japanese green tea. Types and qualities vary widely. Leaves of this tea are exposed directly to sunlight.
Bancha : An unusual green tea that is harvested very late in the season. The leaves are large and rather hard. During the harvesting, the stems and stalks are included in the picking. Known to have a weaker flavor than other green teas. It also has the distinction of having one of the lowest caffeine contents of the green teas, which makes it suitable for those who are sensitive to caffeine. Despite being low in caffeine, it retains the polyphenols and other components that are associated with the health benefits of green tea.
Matcha : Matcha tea comes in the form of a fine green powder which is added to hot water and stirred with a bamboo whisk to dissolve the powder before drinking. It can also be incorporated into a variety of recipes including lattes, cookies, and ice cream.
Matcha The is manufactured in the Uji region of Japan. Tea is grown primarily in the shade. This tea is commonly used in the Japanese Tea Ceremony.
Houjicha : Houjicha are green tea leaves that are roasted, hence the brown color. The flavor of the tea tends to be nutty. The roasting process also naturally lowers the caffeine levels of Houjicha green teas, too.
Kukicha : A tea made from white stalks produced by harvesting one bud and three leaves. A very unusual tea, with a taste of chestnut due to the twigs in the tea.
Genmaicha : Also known as the "popcorn tea." This is actually a sencha tea that is pan fired and then blended with toasted hulled rice. During the toasting of the hulled rice, it is not unusual for the rice to "pop," leading to the name of "popcorn tea."
- Weight Loss. Green tea increases the metabolism. The polyphenol found in green tea works to intensify levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories.
- Green tea apparently helps regulate glucose levels slowing the rise of blood sugar after eating. This can prevent high insulin spikes and resulting fat storage.
- Heart Disease. Scientists think, green tea works on the lining of blood vessels, helping keep them stay relaxed and better able to withstand changes in blood pressure. It may also protect against the formation of clots, which are the primary cause of heart attacks.
- Esophageal Cancer. It can reduce the risk of esophageal cancer, but it is also widely thought to kill cancer cells in general without damaging the healthy tissue around them.
- Green tea reduces bad cholesterol in the blood and improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol.
- Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. It is said to delay the deterioration caused by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Studies carried out on mice showed that green tea protected brain cells from dying and restored damaged brain cells.
- Tooth Decay. Studies suggests that the chemical antioxidant “catechin” in tea can destroy bacteria and viruses that cause throat infections, dental caries and other dental conditions
- Blood Pressure. Regular consumption of green tea is thought to reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
- Theanine is an amino acid naturally found in tea leaves. It is this substance that is thought to provide a relaxing and tranquilizing effect and be a great benefit to tea drinkers.
- Anti-viral and Anti-bacterial. Tea catechins are strong antibacterial and antiviral agents which make them effective for treating everything from influenza to cancer. In some studies green tea has been shown to inhibit the spread of many diseases.
- Green tea can apparently also help with wrinkles and the signs of aging, This is because of their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Both animal and human studies have demonstrated that green tea applied topically can reduce sun damage.