Green tea Facts
A type of tea rich in anti oxidents
- Green tea is from solely from the leaves of Camellia sinensis, a species of tea.
- Green tea originates from China.
- This tea is proven to lower risk of developing heart disease and certain types of cancer.
- It is both a beverage and a method of traditional medicine in most of Asia.
- Green tea is processed and grown in a variety of ways, depending on the type of green tea desired.
- Some Green tea plants are grown in the sun and those grown under the shade.
- A Green tea plant harvested three times per year, first in late April to early May, second June through July and the third in July to early August.
- A fourth harvest is sometimes possible.
- EGCG in green tea has a powerful ability to increase regulatory T cells in the body and boost the immune system and suppress autoimmune disorders.
- A higher consumption of green tea is associated with a lower prevalence of cognitive impairment in humans.
- Green tea extract is used in numerous cosmetic products including skin creams, facial washes and is apparently effective at fighting acne and spots.
- Green tea gives no side effects unlike other forms of tea and coffee.
- Drinking around 4 cups of tea a day can help slow down tooth decay as tea contains fluoride which is important for the health of teeth.
- Tea is believed to have anti aging properties. The Japanese have one of the longest life expectancies in the world, and this is partly attributed to drinking green tea.