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We all know green tea is good for us for some reason or another but read below and get more information about what green tea is, what makes great loose green tea , and other cool things about green tea!

What does green tea symbolize?

Green symbolizes nature and the environment. It also symbolizes health and growth. Green tea lives up to the symbolization of its color as this beverage has powerful health benefits and natural remedies. There are many different types of green tea available online, but if you are looking for some of the best green tea online then take a look at our green tea section as there are many great flavors there!

Where does green tea come from?

Green tea comes from the tea plant, camellia Sinensis. This shrub grows up to 7 feet tall, and its leaves are green in color. This same plant is also the source of black and white tea. The difference is how the leaves are processed. The leaves in green tea never undergo the fermentation process that black tea does; therefore, more antioxidants remain in green tea than in black tea. Among the three (green, black and white tea), green tea has lesser caffeine and is the most abundant in antioxidants.

brown wooden bowl with ladel
a nice green tea setup

Green tea originates in China. Traditionally, this drink was used as a medicine by the Chinese. This drink became popular in Asia, particularly in its neighboring countries, Japan and India. Today, green tea is drunk by people worldwide and grown on plantations in many countries. It is available in loose-leaf sachets and teabags, which are more common. Of course, we are a bit biased toward our own loose-leaf green tea, but if you are looking for a nice green gunpowder tea with a twist, I would recommend taking a look at gunpowder green tea as it is just amazing both in aroma, flavor, and overall depth of taste!

How do you brew green tea?

Green tea is brewed by adding hot, freshly boiled, but not boiling, water. A teabag can be steeped in a mug with about 8 ounces of water for 2-3 minutes, depending on personal preference. The longer you steep the teabag, the more caffeine the tea has. The resulting tea has a smooth, fragrant aroma and is greenish to yellow. It should not be steeped longer than 5 minutes as this may cause the tea to be slightly bitter.

What are green teas benefits?

Green tea has been known for its powerful health benefits. It has natural diuretic and antibacterial properties. It is also popular due to its antioxidant content. Drinking green tea puts you at a lesser risk for obesity, high blood pressure, stroke, and cancer. Plus, it makes you look and feel younger due to its anti-aging properties. It protects you from common infections and strengthens your immune system.


If you want to live a healthy lifestyle, green tea should be a part of your daily habit. Drinking 2-3 cups daily along with a balanced diet and exercise, can contribute to a healthy mind and body with green tea. Take a look at a couple of our top green teas here, and you will know that we know our stuff with Green tea